Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Best first project

Do you want to learn to knit? Or teach someone else to knit? Or do want to make someone a gift, but only have a short while?
Have I got the pattern for you!

Turn a Square is the perfect pattern to use to teach someone to knit. In fact, I used it this past spring to teach one of my friend's sisters to knit. Well, she already knew how to do the knit stitch, but this pattern is good because it uses knit, purl, k2tog and ssk. But the vast majority of this hat is knit. You only have to do the other stitches a few times. I definitely recommend it for a first project.

I made this hat a while ago to get rid of some bits of yarn I've had lying around forever. It kind of worked out pretty cool because it's stripes of blue and a variated yarn with the same blue in it. It didn't photograph very well, which is why I didn't blog about it at the time... but... I'm a little low on finished projects, so here you go.

But there's a cute one in the works, so hold tight and it might be ready by next week. (fingers crossed.)


stephchows said...

I should totally give this a go! I made many scarves in college... and that was as far as I got when it came to knitting! Hmmm I think I gave my needles to my sister though... will have to go look!

Dat Baeb said...

I should have you help me with knitting. My boys need a good little hat like this and it seems so easy.

Jeanne said...

I will totally help you make hats for the boys! I would love to do that. I can even supply the needles and yarn. Just tell me when. :)