Yarn & Knitting Needles
I am so excited to finally get started on an easy knitting project! I have been scouring the internet, picking my mom’s brain, and hitting the library in preparation. I was able to get the large straight knitting needles from my mom and I have decided to use them for my first project. I will be keeping the interchangeable knitting needle set just because it is so cute and handy and I’m sure I will use it later. The silver ones are size 11 and that is what I will be starting on.
The scarf I REALLY wanted to make as my starting project uses a special yarn called “eyelash yarn”. My mom started making these adorable scarves because she saw them for sale at the store for around $20 and thought she could make it for under $5. Well the final product is so cute, but since it uses eyelash yarn I don’t think it will be great for my first project. I am going to use a normal yarn that I happen to have on hand because I think it will be easier to work with and keep track of what I’m doing.
My First Easy Knitting Project!
You wouldn’t think it would be that difficult to decide on a project. But I am a perfectionist and tend to get obsessive about things. I have seen a few “Garter Scarf” patterns which is what I want to start with. It only uses the garter stitch which means it’s straight knitting. Nothing fancy. Easy knitting at it’s finest. But my Stitch ‘n Bitch book calls for size 17 straight needles and a super bulky yarn, neither of which I have on hand. So I found a new book at the library called Getting Started Knitting which is actually great too. It has a Starter Garter Scarf pattern which looks so easy. It calls for size 8 needles on medium yarn but I will just go for it with the size 11 and see what happens.
Now that I have the pattern chosen, and the yarn & knitting needles on hand, I think I can actually begin to work on learning the stitches. Stay tuned for my adventures in learning to cast-on and start on the garter stitch. I will definitely keep you posted on my progress. This is so fun!