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Old 07-30-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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I taught myself to knit and started with hats. I knew I didn't want to make anything flat so I didn't want to bother at first. I've done one dish cloth for my mom, but that was after several hats.

I used YouTube for the tutorials, knittinghelp.com for the glossary, and the book Stitch 'n B!tch when I wanted a break-down explanation or to go slower. I've only done longies with the EviePants pattern so far, although I have others now.

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:58 PM   #12
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I am craft-challenged too!
So far I've done coasters, dishcloths, and a winter headband, but I feel confident enough to tackle some shorties or something. I definitely agree with the advice on not reading ahead in the pattern--just go step by step, research online what you need an explanation of, and keep going!
I've used mostly YouTube for help. If one video confuses you/gets you lost/etc, click on the next in your search results. Sometimes different individuals' techniques don't jive with mine, and I have to find someone more like myself so that I can get a feel for what they're trying to teach!
Good luck, and keep us updated! I'd be interested to hear of any resources you discover or tips you can give fellow beginners
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:07 AM   #13
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So... my mother is left handed and I am right handed. It caused a bit of confusion at first but then I got the cast on pretty quickly. The knitting after casting on caused some frustration too, but then I switched from metal needles and a skinnier yarn to wooden needles and a nice thick yarn. It went well after that. Thanks for the advice and encouragement y'all!
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:10 AM   #14
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LOL. My phone kept saying that the attachment didn't work. I guess it did...five times! Well that's my very first knitted rows ever. Tomorrow, we pearl!
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