Using patterns:

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I started a scarf pattern; following the tom baker, Doctor who scarf here. It uses only garter stitch, a style when you simply knit normally continuously, only breaking the pattern to change colours. There is nothing simpler than changing colours, simply cut the end of the thread on one colour, knot the next onto the end and cast on by knitting as normal.

When beginning knitting, as most patterns IMG_4650use abbreviations to write what style and when to decrease and increase on stitches, I retreated to a dictionary online for any and all terms used in knitting and crochet patterns. This showed me how to recreate the instructions appropriately, whilst explaining in detail and with videos.

So far the knitting is easy enough, but I haven’t tried anything beside the usual yet, however I am going to up from the traditional scarf to a stuffed bear pattern. Hopefully the leap won’t be as difficult as I imagine, and I will be able to follow and construct the bear properly.

 

 

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