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Knitting ideas for dummies

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Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby clothsister » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:41 pm

So I've only ever knitted one thing, well a pair of things technically. See photo. But I'd really like to knit a blanket for DD2 due in August. A few questions for you. A) am I punching WAY above my weight, B) does anyone have any idea where I can get a pattern from C) what can I do to make it quicker/easier? D) what do I need to knit a blanket? Am questing there's special needles. As I'm typing this, I'm becoming more convinced that I won't be able to do this.

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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby sim » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:53 pm

Ravelry can be a good source of free patterns, but you need to sign up.

A long circular needle would be easiest for a blanket.

Choosing a pattern in Aran would knit up faster, but I prefer lighter yarn for a baby blanket so it is soft and light.

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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby g murphy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:14 pm

No i dear but I love those ikkle shoes. X

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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby gilbertandmartha » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:27 am

If you can make those shoes you can certainly make a blanket!

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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby labbiefan » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:05 am

Can you crochet? Crochet blankets are fairly quick to make x

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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby clothsister » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:39 am

No can't crochet. Can't really knit, I taught myself using a pattern and you tube lol! Will have a look at the website you mentioned @sim.

Right so what's a long circular needle then lol? X

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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby sim » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:18 am

This (but with a much longer cable!)
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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby Sophiebeth23 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:22 am

I made this for dd http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Sophiebeth23/maxi-cosi-blanket circular needles are ace this was a really simple pattern and knits fast the pattern is free. You can do it!

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Re: Knitting ideas for dummies

Postby ponygirl » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:53 pm

ravelry is a fab resource for knitting and crochet :thumbsup: there are lots of patterns on there suitable for a beginner.

fab blanket @Sophiebeth23 :D

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