Hello! I have a quick question. On the endless rose hat, did you start partway through the pattern or is your hat the long size? I'm having trouble judging how long I should make it but your's seem like the size I'd like. Thank you!
I started halfway through the first repeat. The slouchiness was the most pronounced after blocking, if slouchy is what you’re going for!
Alright, so I’ve decided that I’m going to post short informational posts about knitting every so often on this blog, maybe weekly? All of these posts will be tagged #L2K if you feel you don’t need to be lectured!
And for this week…………
THE BASICS PART 1: YES YOU HAVE TO BUY/BORROW/STEAL ALL THIS STUFF (PART 2)
Before I begin, I would like to say: teaching yourself to knit is NOT impossible. In fact, most of what I know about knitting came about because I had no available teacher. But! There is no substitute for an experienced knitter over your shoulder. Not only will they be able to help you with your grip, how to hold the yarn, and point out and fix your mistakes, in my experience it is just altogether less frustrating when there is someone who knows what they’re doing. So if you know a knitter, ask for their advice!
That being said, if you don’t know any other knitters and don’t have a yarn store near you (or don’t feel comfortable approaching strangers at a yarn store), here is everything you need to know! I will do my best to be over your shoulder, virtually.
Would anyone be interested in posts about knitting, not only techniques but advice and general know-how about how to navigate the online knitting world/find free patterns and buy patterns/the best books for beginners/how to move out of garter-stitch scarves and onto more difficult projects/other various things in that direction? I’ve got seven years worth of knowledge under my belt and I love when knitters discover how much they can really do with the craft!