Suggestions on progression...

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Registered: 10-12-2003
Suggestions on progression...
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Fri, 12-30-2005 - 9:35am

Need some insight

 

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Registered: 09-19-2003
Sat, 12-31-2005 - 11:55am
I'm probably not one to talk since I haven't knitted a sweater yet either (LOL) but I would say just go for it!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 12-31-2005 - 7:20pm

I received a FABULOUS book for Hanukkah called First Knits by KAte Haxell and Luise Roberts ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1564775607/qid=1136074439/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-1277918-0467850?n=507846&s=books&v=glance) That has WONDERFULline by line directions for knitting a bunch of first projects including a very nice sweater, a purse with a cable (and VERY easy directions on how to do the cable), mittens socks

Sharon
Mom to Hana and Rachel, official product testers at

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Registered: 05-25-2005
Sun, 01-01-2006 - 2:05am

my second project was a sweater.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 01-01-2006 - 10:31am

Wow, Lise, really? You think it is that easy? I have made hats but still have yet to jump into a sweater. I did get some matching yarn, enough to make a small sweater maybe for my sister or daughter (I am a plus size and

Sharon
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Registered: 01-13-2004
Sun, 01-01-2006 - 11:44am
You may want to consider some handbags, but I say go ahead and attempt a sweater!

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Registered: 05-25-2005
Sun, 01-01-2006 - 1:00pm

Sharon,


Really - it is that easy.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 01-02-2006 - 9:12pm

Lise,


Thank you for those links!! I am definitely putting a sweater on my 2006 to do list

Sharon
Mom to Hana and Rachel, official product testers at www.soaps-n-stuff.com


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Sharon
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Registered: 01-04-2006
Wed, 01-04-2006 - 8:10am

If you can get your hands on the book "Knitting in Plain English", you can be clearly guided by an expert through every possible knitting technique. The progression does include a one-piece sweater, but it's doll or baby sized. In that way, you learn but don't have millions of stitches to rip out when you make a mistake. It makew the learning fast and relatively painless. And rest assured, you WILL make mistakes. I've only been knitting (&crocheting) since 1958, and I still find myself making some really silly mistakes. All it takes is a distraction at the wrong moment, and life is all about distractions. Ripping out is as much a part of knitting as casting on. Enjoy it all!

Jessica-Jean - a Brooklynite from the time of the Brooklyn Dodgers