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Old 12-13-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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I'd go with the longies. they aren't as hard as they seem

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Yep, try the longies, they really aren't that hard. I just started knitting (thanksgiving) and as I came to different parts of the pattern, I would just go to knittinghelp dot com and watch a video to learn how to do that specific part. I practiced on cheap yarn and made a diaper soaker and matching hat. Then, when I felt confident I could do it, I used some cheaper, but still very nice 100% superfine merino wool yarn (Manos de Uruguay) that my LYS carried.
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When you are knitting the longies do you use straight needles or circular needles? I have watched any videos yet. I did but done inexpensive alpaca yarn today to try with after reading all I'd your posts . I think I'll try it...hope it's not summer before I'm done or they may turn into shorties!
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Ok I need something to knit that us relaxing, not something that I have to follow a pattern and think about! Lol. Think I'll try they longies after the first of the year. Going to make something for myself for a change...another scarf it is!
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Ok I need something to knit that us relaxing, not something that I have to follow a pattern and think about! Lol. Think I'll try they longies after the first of the year. Going to make something for myself for a change...another scarf it is!
If you want an easy pattern to follow, the InThrees Cardigan was my first project and once you get past the easy sleeves, its all easy knitting/purling :-) good luck on your scarf


P.s. hats are really easy too! :-)
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Ok I need something to knit that us relaxing, not something that I have to follow a pattern and think about! Lol. Think I'll try they longies after the first of the year. Going to make something for myself for a change...another scarf it is!
make an infinity scarf

get 40" circular needle (i use a size 10.5) CO 168 stitches, placing a stitch marker on the right needle then join in the round (making sure your stitches aren't twisted. the whole scarf is done in Garter Stitch -row 1-purl row 2-knit - *repeat rows 1&2 until you reach desired length (or in this case width - approximately 6inches) bind off in purl stitch. weave in ends.

i use bulky weight (12ply) yarn when making this scarf

i have a pattern if you want one, it alternates between garter stitch and stockinette. i'm making this scarf for family members for Christmas right now, for ease and sake of time i'm just doing the whole scarf in garter stitch
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make an infinity scarf

get 40" circular needle (i use a size 10.5) CO 168 stitches and work Garter Stitch (row 1-purl row 2-knit - *repeat rows 1-2 until you reach desired length (or in this case width - approximately 6inches) bind off in purl stitch. weave in ends.

i use bulky weight (12ply) yarn when making this scarf

i have a pattern if you want one, it alternates between garter stitch and stockinette. i'm making this scarf for family members for Christmas right now, for ease and sake of time i'm just doing the whole scarf in garter stitch
I'm assuming you join in the round? Is that correct or no?
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I think it is done flat.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:55 AM   #20
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I'm assuming you join in the round? Is that correct or no?
yes, sorry, forgot to include that.

and as a side note, (because i did have a bit of trouble my first time knitting in the round) you always want to make sure your stitches aren't twisted before joining in the round. remember to place your stitch marker (put it on right needle before the join) and knit (or purl) the first stitch pretty tight so you don't have a big gap between the stitches.

watch the videos on knittinghelp.com, she has a video for circular knitting. that site has saved me more than a few times. it's a great resource

and trust me, once you get started on your longies, they are not as intimidating as they seem, but yes you knit longies in the round. so the scarf is great practice for knitting with circulars if that is the route you want to go. you can do circulars or knit in the round with DPNs.
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