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Basket Weave Coaster

Last year I decided I wanted to learn to knit. I found a teach yourself to knit kit, and my mom ended up getting it for me for Christmas. After going through the lessons in the book, I decided to start on some projects. The first one I found was a simple basket weave coaster. I finished that one in about a day. And within 24 hours had spilled coffee on it(if anyone’s wondering, I’m a total klutz so this is not surprising).

Simple Ridge Dishcloth

My second project was a pattern I found in the book that came with the knitting kit. There were two patterns for dishcloths. I attempted the dishcloth with eyeless, but kept messing it up. So, I tried the simple ridge dishcloth pattern instead and had much better luck with that.

One Row Handspun Scarf

After finishing the dishcloth, I decided to make something for my daughter. I found a pattern for a scarf and cut the width of it just about in half to make a smaller one. It was a simple pattern, just repeating the same row over and over until it was the desired length.

My Grandmother’s Slippers

I found a picture of these slippers, and they looked just like the ones my great-grandma used to make. The slippers I had were falling apart, so I knitted a pair of these. I didn’t sew the toe together tight enough on the one and did not make the poms for the top of them, but I do not think they turned out too bad. I might try to make a new pair for next winter.

Comments on: "Knitting Wednesday: Previous Projects pt 1" (2)

  1. I have always wanted to learn to knit. And sew (on a sewing machine). I own the sewing machine, so that’s half the battle, I suppose. My mom and sister are both really good knitters and I just never picked it up. Maybe one day. It would be nice to be able to knit pretty scarves and blankets and things. They make great gifts.

    • My mom tried to teach me when I was younger(or it could have been crochet, can’t remember). But I just don’t think I had the interest/focus to learn it then. I don’t know what sparked the interest, but I actually find it relaxing(if the pattern isn’t too difficult & I don’t keep messing it up).

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