The person who invented knitting is a freakin genius. How this person conceived that you could use two sticks to twirl a string into a cloth-like material I’ll never know.
When I was a kid, my Grandmother gave me a few brief lessons on the craft. I never did much with it but I’ve always held on to the thought that I’d continue to learn to knit. I’ve made a few simple pieces – scarves mostly and now I’ve completed my first attempt at using a knitting pattern. Until now, my knitting has consisted of only the basic knit stitch. Nothing more.
I decided to try out a dishcloth pattern and found this one, aptly named the Idiots Square. They turned out alright though, as you can see – the one on the lower right is quite a bit smaller than the other. I guess I have something to learn about gauge and tension.
If you want to try one yourself, I’d recommend this pattern as it was quick to learn, and complete in one day. I could imagine that if you were adept, you could whip one of these babies up in about an hour or so but I’m not there yet.
I also found these how-to knitting videos extreamly helpful. Check ’em out.
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