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19 August 2006 @ 11:42 am
Project advice for the n00b.  
So I've got this "knit, purl" thing mostly figured out. I was thinking about making this, both because it seems reasonably simple, it would be very nice for autumn, and I've seen one knitted up and it looked great.

Questions, then. Could I knit this one "backwards" (ie, left-handed) and have it turn out all right? Reading patterns isn't really intuitive to me yet. Could I also knit this in whatever bulky yarn I felt like? It looks like it would be pretty forgiving, but I have no idea. And last, when I decide to start on this, who wants to come to the yarn shop with me?
...: sockspurly on August 19th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
I would really start with a smaller project, until you're completely comfortable with your style of knitting.
Kadath in the Cold Wastekadath on August 19th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)

*puppy dog eyes*

Oh, well, you're probably right.
dharleenk on August 21st, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
i'm sure you could absolutely knit that next if you wanted to. but i would suggest starting with a hat or mittens, just to get the hang of pattern reading.

Also, small things offer quick payoff and make you feel confident before moving on to something bigger. :)
dharleenk on August 21st, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
that being said... you are an intelligent lady with extreme mastery of Google. I'm sure that you will have very few problems getting the hang of pattern reading. When i started knitting the people at the yarn shop were flabergasted that i could "magically" figure out all the patterns. but actually i just found tons of websites and library books that have illustrated guides to every stitch imaginable. so knit whatever pattern you want!

[but i would suggest not spending much $ on the yarn for your next project. if it comes out wonky (as beginner projects often do), you don't want to be heart broken and lost out on fat stacks of cash.]