Throughout the last semester, I have been working on this knitting learning project. It is hard to believe that the time has come to end it. I chose to knit because I did not have a clue to how to knit. Many people throughout my life have told me that knitting is too hard for a Lefty to learn or that you need a left-handed person to show you how. However, this is not the case anymore, throughout my learning project I have learned to knit using Youtube and various other websites to get me started. I now can say I’m a knitter for life.

During my journey, I have learned how to hold the needles, what a knit stitch and purl stitch are. The stitches I have learned:

  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • slip stitch
  • knit, yarn over, knit
  • pass one over stitch
  • knit two together
  • purl two together
  • garter stitch
  • increase by a stitch
  • decrease by a stitch
  • stitch one below
  • zig zag

I have joined knitting a knitting community through Ravelry, I now post my questions and get feedback from my peers. I also learned that Youtube is a valuable tool when it comes to learning. Not only did I watch Youtube video to learn how to do different stitches, but I have also posted some videos of my own.

I have tried many different patterns, most of which have failed. I have completed 4 different patterns that are used for making dishcloths and I have started a scarf. Through these patterns, I have learned to read the language of knitting (which is mostly abbreviations). I also learned to gauge and find the right tools that are needed.  Having the right tool important to be successful in any learning project. I have learned that short needles are not the best for what I make and that the size (width) of the needle really does matter.

Lastly, I have been able to pass on my knowledge through this blog and twitter. I hope that my readers are able to pick up knitting as easy as I was able too. Here is a progression of my work:

 

 

Purple- K1 into stitch below
Multicolour- K1, yarn over, K1

 

Photo credit: Me

 

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