Having been to the bloggers meet-up on Goldhawk Road in August I saw Rachel's beautiful Miette Cardigan (My Messings: Miette - Finished!!) which she had knitted herself. I just fell in love with it and my imagination went crazy. Just how lovely would it be to wear a self-knitted cardigan over a dress I made? That thought hasn't left my brain and got me thinking.
I am not foreign to knitting and learnt it from my grandma when I was a teenager. I knitted several scarfs and even a vest and a jumper. The later ones, unfortunately, didn't fit me as I struggled to keep my tension even. That was six years ago. Knitting is like cycling, right? You will never forget it, once you learnt it. So I had a look into my sewing box and look what I found.
|Loads of knitting needles and even a needle gauge.
I also had a look into may favourite knitting book. I got it from my granddad 18 years ago and it tells you all the basics about knitting, crocheting and stitching (needless, to say that I tried all three of them :) ). Sorry, it is in German. But, because I love it so much (especially all the little hand drawings), I wanted to show you a few pictures. Maybe you will recognise a few of the stitches :)
|Knit, Crochet, Stitch...
|Purl (here shown for left-handed people).
|How to cast off.
|My knitting aim: a lace scarf :)
|Wool, stitch markers and needles.
There were so many lovely colours and I couldn't decide! But at the end I took the pinkish ones and to everybodys amusement I was wearing a scarf in the same colours :) Then I had a go on a 10 cm tension sample. I feel a bit embarrassed to show it to you because it looks nuts. But never mind, I am sure I will get better! I had problems to read the stitch pattern the other way around when I made my way back. And also for the yarn over, it took me a while to understand how to do it. Thankfully at you tube there are many videos that show how to do it :)
|Are you sure you have knitted before?
So, are you knitting? If YES, what are you working on and when NOT have you thought about starting?
Have a lovely Monday everyone!!!