So uh, guess who's teaching herself to knit? THAT WOULD BE ME. Or I suppose it's re-teaching, because I techically learned when I was a kid. My grandma introduced me to sewing, crocheting, and knitting. But knitting and sewing is hard and time consuming, and crocheting is less of both, so you can guess which one I stuck with. I've been resisting knitting for years, but I knew almost as soon as I moved to Whitehorse that I'd be picking it up. Sure enough...
Normal Knit Stitch:
Insert point of right needle into the stitch from front to back and under left needle*...
Heather's Wonky Knit Stitch:
Insert point of right needle into the stitch at the back and under left needle...
See the difference? It does this to the pattern:
|Yay a completed swatch! So far I've learned to cast on, knit stitch (for a combined Garter Stitch), purl stitch (for a combined knit/purl pattern that makes up the Stockinette Stitch), and binding off.|
I'll be donating all my practice swatches to the yarn bombing of the DC-3 weathervane at the Whitehorse Transportation museum. I stopped in to see the progress of the blankets today, and the woman mentioned that they could use more small pieces for wonky areas. I'm excited to get involved with this project! Going to be a fun way to meet other people who are into the same things as me!
So are any of you learning to knit? Are you guys going to abandon me if I start adding a lot of yarn work posts on a sewing blog? Oh please love me despite my flaws! (I'm lying, my yarny friends, it's not a flaw at all!)
*Instructions from First Steps in Knitting, by Mary Thomas and the American School of Needlework.