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I forgot to say; earlier tonight, I finished the grey wool scarf that I was knitting. It is *just* long enough to tie with one knot and it will stretch. It knitted perfectly using the broken rib patter leaving a six inch tail of yarn from the two and (roughly) a half 50g balls of yarn.

Now I just have to decide whether to keep it (Wool! It itches! Fie!) or who to give it to. Also, what to knit next? I have two 25g balls of Wendy Double Knit Courtelle (one is grey and the other is rust coloured) and one 40g ball of Wendy Peter Pan Darling DK (white) left out of the yarn that my mum donated.

I might also undo the sampler that I did with that cream Evergreen and try to play with cables or something - maybe make a dishcloth, although I can't remember where I saw the pattern - rupestur, maybe?

Mum also mentioned that she knits squares, like granny used to. I forgot to ask *why* and/or *what for*. I also forgot to ask what dimensions that she uses.

Anyone got any ideas?



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Dec. 7th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC)
Check out Magknits and Knitty. Just for a start. :-)
Dec. 7th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you - I will!
Dec. 7th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
I know why I work squares sometimes.

- I don't have a particular project in mind, but I want to crochet
- I know I never have the patience to finish an actual afghan, but figure that if I keep doing random squares then one day I could stitch them together to equal an afghan :)
- To practice new stitches or new yarn to see its workability and color
Dec. 7th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
I used to sew different colour squares together to make blankets or scarves.
Dec. 7th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
The dishcloth pattern that my MIL gave me is:

CO 3 sts.
Inc. one st at beginning of each row, until you have 45 sts.
Then dec. one st at beginning of each row until you have 3 sts, BO.

Also-- I don't know if you've checked out Knitting PPattern Central, but it's a really extensive pattern archive. There is a dishcloth page which is GREAT for trying out new stitches and such.

It's awesome that you've already finished your scarf and already wanting to move onto cables! That's the key to being a great knitter: trying out new things and being adventurous.

A great first cable project is Fetching, a fingerless mitten pattern. They're made in the round, but when you're ready to try double points it would be helpful for adding that skill to your list as well :D
Dec. 7th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that - again! ;-p

I have done cables (and double-points) in the past - a full jumper/pullover in that Evergreen yarn! I don't have it any more, though...
Dec. 7th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! So this is just a refresher course for you :D Neato!
Dec. 7th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yup. I originally learned as a kid but had not knitted for about 15 years when I decided that I wanted to restart.
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