There really wasn't anything else that K could be was there? At least when it comes to me it's one of my main crafts. Though like crochet it comes and goes with my mood but it's something I always do. My grandma taught me how to knit a couple of years after I learnt to crochet. I must have picked it up really easily because grandma can't even remember teaching me. I think having done crochet before trying knitting really helped my hand control and a basic understanding of movement.
So what is knitting?
Well I've had to look up an official definition because I know what knitting is it's using two sticks that look like chopsticks to create a fabric. That said it doesn't sound very official. The best definition I've found is the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn. This can be done by hand, needles or machine.
I know that I have a knitting machine hiding somewhere but it's not something I've had the time to learn yet. But knitting with needles is what I'm going to talk about today. With knitting you can make everything from toys through to garments to wear. I haven't braved clothes but I have made numerous scarves and beanies.
Jean Greenhowe. Her patterns are gorgeous and so easy to use.
How to find out more?
Sometimes when you order yarn you can get patterns as well. I got this pattern when I got my cotton yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills.
Also if you are a knitter or crocheter your best reference tool should be Ravelry.com it has lists of patterns free and paid for any project you want to make.
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