Friday, 30 October 2009

Unravelling

I've almost finished a scarf I've been slowly knitting over the past few weeks and though I'm very pleased with it, it's made me decide to unravel and re-do one I made earlier!I finished the grey one earlier in the year (made with the same yarn, in a different colourway) and it's just a bit too wide and chunky - the thinner purple one has turned out much more wearable.

So: it's time to start unravelling...

PS can anyone recommend any simple knitting projects/patterns for me to try once I run out of people to make scarves for?

14 comments:

ClaireP said...

have you joined ravelry? you can access lots of lovely knitting patterns there once you receive an invite. or try knitty.com. I think you should try a tea cosy! :)

Clare said...

I'm also making a scarf at the moment, but the sides are rolling in. It's very frustrating. My favourite places for free patterns are knitty.com and garnstudio. They have a really good mix of patterns for all abilities.

Leanne said...

If you have scarves nailed you could go on to almost anything. There are loads of great patterns here, mostly by bloggers http://knittingpatterncentral.com

Ballee said...

Great knittingwork! Do you know www.ravelry.com? A great place with LOADS of free knitting and crochet patterns.

Have a nice weekend,
groeten uit Rotterdam
Ballee (also on Ravelry)

Pomona said...

There are lots of patterns on Ravelry - in order of difficulty, easiest first, you could try dishcloths, beanie hats, wristwarmers and socks. The Skein Queen has a nice pattern for knitted lavender hearts, which are quick to make and good presents - tea cosies are not difficult, either.

Pomona x

Felted House said...

I really liked doing fingerless mittens last year - not the ones with actual short individual finger bits (because I just didn't have time for fiddly bits, due to me also knitting a fiddly dalek, don't try that unless you've got a month to spare!) but the ones where you just do a small bit for the thumb or leave a hole for it - they're relatively quick to do and there are SO many variations to try - knittingpatterncentral.com's got loads.

Josie said...

Fingerless mitts, hats, sideways knit socks.

That's my favourite colourway of marble chunky btw ;-)

Sleep Goblin said...

I have a wash cloth pattern around here somewhere that I like the design of, and it's the only thing I've ever finished while knitting. (I'm a crochet person normally). I can send it to you if you're interested. Just drop me a line! sleepgoblin [at] gmail, or sleepgoblin on ravelry.

Laura said...

A lot of my projects have been mittens in the last year - not too hard once you get the hang of double pointed needles (not as scary as it looks although the first couple rounds are a bit tricky - get a book from the library with lots of pictures!). And they finish fairly quickly. Legwarmers and wristwarmers (fingerless mitts) are good too.

6p0120a5170d75970b said...

you should definitely sign up to ravelry if you haven't already...so many lovely patterns lots of free ones too. Good luck with your knitting adventures

The french frog said...

You could knit a blanket made of a lot of squares. Each square would have a different pattern or kind of stitch. That's very easy and that's a good way to improve ! Washcloth, arm or leg warmers, headbands are very easy too.

Heather x said...

Hi, if you google Lionbrand Yarn it will take you to a knitting and crochting site with lots of free patterns from beginner to advanced. They even have how to's and a knit along.
Hope this helps :0)
*hugs* Heather x

BugsandFishes said...

Yay, thanks for so many great tips everyone! My knitting needles are going to have no excuse to stay silent this year :)

AmyMayDesign said...

Oh absolutely join Ravelry! They have a lot of patterns.
I agree moving on to Fingerless gloves is the next easiest step and they are much shorter so it goes quicker:)
And you can make cozys for anything too, like cups, jars, mugs ect.
Also dont be afraid to try a hat either, I just finished my first hat and its not nearly as hard as I thought it would be!

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