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Learning How to Knit?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Working Stiff, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    I'm thinking about learning how to knit. Does anyone here know how to knit? Is it hard to learn? Right now, I can knit my brow; looking to move up to scarves and such ([​IMG]).

    Also, I will obviously want yarn in cashmere, alpaca, and the like. How much does luxury yarn cost?
     
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    Our esteemed member, Axle, is an expert at knitting and all things alpha.
     
  3. Working Stiff

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    I had hoped for more from this thread. I guess I'll just go it alone.
     
  4. Mr. Clean

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    Does anyone here know how to knit?

    Perhaps the silence just answers your question?

    One of my former coworkers used to knit and found it highly relaxing. He would often bring his gear to work. He also got laid on a regular basis. Sorry, that's all I got.
     
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    It's not too difficult. There's some good tutorials on youtube that should help you out with the basics.
     
  6. Working Stiff

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    We got ~6 inches of snow last night, and I don't want to go anywhere. If I had knitting stuff, this would be a great afternoon for knitting. Maybe make myself a mug of ovaltine. Would be nice.
     
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    I can't knit at all, but my wife is heavily into crochet. She asked me to choose a wool for a scarf she's making me, and I was actually quite surprised at how cheap even the upmarket yarns are.

    As far as I can gather, knitting is not particularly difficult to learn but some people find it hard to get their head around. For example although my wife can crochet beautifully she failed to learn to knit despite several attempts.

    Anyway, I think you should go for it: you obviously have the enthusiasm and it's cheap to get started.
     
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    Real men get wire and make chain mail. If you need any armoring tips, let me know. I did this a lot when I LARPed.
     
  10. shellshock

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    I'm thinking about learning how to knit. Does anyone here know how to knit? Is it hard to learn? Right now, I can knit my brow; looking to move up to scarves and such ([​IMG]).

    Also, I will obviously want yarn in cashmere, alpaca, and the like. How much does luxury yarn cost?


    its not too hard to learn. buy a book or watch some youtube videos. go to michael's and pick up some supplies to get started. they even have a few pretty nice natural fiber yarns, for ~$4-5 per skein.

    i too prefer crochet for some reason. it was easier for me to learn more complicated stitches and i just stuck with it where as with knitting i can only knit and purl.

    +1 on asking your grandma.
     
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    While searching for a picture to post from Demolition Man, I found this book.
     
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    I'm thinking about learning how to knit. Does anyone here know how to knit? Is it hard to learn? Right now, I can knit my brow; looking to move up to scarves and such ([​IMG]). Also, I will obviously want yarn in cashmere, alpaca, and the like. How much does luxury yarn cost?
    Where do you live? I have a friend in PDX that is all about it. Is part of some knitting collective. Has a skull and crossed knitting needles tattooed on his chest. No joke. Oh and when you do get started some friends of mine hand lathe the best wooden knitting needles in the world.
     
  13. Working Stiff

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    OK, Going to go tomorrow and buy some basic knitting supplies. Unfortunately, my grandma is far to senile to teach me, but I've watched a couple of youtube videos, and it looks like I should be able to do this. I am optimistic.
     
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    Had a couple of false starts this afternoon, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. On my way to a sweet, useless knit square!
     
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    next up, wool underwear
     
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    Completed a god-damn sweet knit coaster. Artisinal quality. Hand made, one of a kind.
     
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    Real men get wire and make chain mail. If you need any armoring tips, let me know. I did this a lot when I LARPed.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I know how to crochet. I learned so that I could make my self winter hats. Crochet is rather easy to learn.
     
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    actually been wanting to do this and make my own cardigans and such...
     

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