Sunday, January 29, 2012

...and Purl

A continuation of my "learning to knit" adventure...

A couple nights ago, I moved on to chapter two of my book and learned the purl stitch. It was a bit awkward at first, but after several rows of alternating the knit and purl stitches, I got a little more comfortable with it, got a little faster, and was absolutely thrilled to see the familiar pattern I have always associated with knitted items:


I spent a rather frustrating morning learning how to increase stitches, but finally got it. I was having trouble keeping the yarn on the needles at first but I'm sure, like with the knit and purl stitches, with practice I'll get better. I think I'll have to pull this apart and start from the beginning again because I have already forgotten how to cast on :) No matter, though. I wasn't making anything in particular anyway. This is my "practice patch".



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4 comments:

Joy said...

You're doing great and really picking it up quickly! You'll be making sweaters in no time! ;)

Trish said...

Thanks! And if I angle the camera "just so", no one can see the not-so-great" stitches that are just out of frame ;)

Joy said...

If you haven't joined ravelry yet, you should! They have lots of patterns on there for beginning through advanced knitters (and crochet too!) I'm joy8 if you want to friend me on there.

Trish said...

Yes, I'm on there. I'll look you up :)