Monday, March 23, 2009
i want to knit
Knit hat, yarn, and knitting needles
Knitting is a method by which thread or yarn may be turned into cloth. Knitting consists of loops called stitches pulled through each other. The active stitches are held on a needle until another loop can be passed through them.
Knitting may be done by hand or by machine. By hand, there are numerous styles and methods. Flat knitting, which can be done on two straight needles or a circular needle, produces a length of cloth, while circular knitting, which is done on circular or double-pointed needles, produces a seamless tube.
Different yarns and knitting needles may be used to achieve different end products by giving the final piece a different colour, texture, weight, or integrity. Using needles of varying sharpness and thickness as well as different varieties of yarn adds to the effect
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i have the need to knit.
I'm not sure why, but i am feeling quite grounded at the minute and i feel that knitting is something i can do anywhere. i don't need to pull out the sewing machine, i can just sit and knit. something that would be great to do over Easter and just here at home as well. i would love to knit and then teach Hugo as well ( not sure how john would feel about this !!!)
but i don't now where to start. my mum taught me to knit as a child but i never remember how to cast on or off and i can only plain or Perle stitch. maybe i go back to mum and ask her to start me off again. but how do i improve and what do i knit.
i am over squares or scarfs but of course it has to be something really easy. i saw this great magazine in borders today called vogue knitting and there was this great wrap which was classified as easy but I'm not sure........