Monday, July 02, 2007

Calling All Crafters HELP !!!!!!

Ok I am in need of some help here from anyone reading this who knits...Is there any yarn that doesn't seperate or fray I guess that is what you would call it..I am new to this whole knitting thing so bare with me in case this is a dumb question..Thanx to the help of You Tube(that site rocks lol) I learned how to cast on a needle(the picture and the explanation in the book that came with the needles was very litle help) and do a few more different stitches non that I have perfected yet but practice makes yarrn comes apart when I do a I want to say a continental stitch or a throw stitch and I think thats right but its the stitch where you use your needles to make an X and you wrap the yarn between the needles and pull the stitch off ( I hope this explanation makes sense to someone reading this lol)....I have also made progress on my kniffty knitter loom I and I made some flowers on my Knit-Wit to me the look better without the borders I will take a pic of them and post them sometimes today...

July Quote Of The Month-It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln


Nicole said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and congrats on teaching yourself to knit - I think that's fantastic!

As to your question, can I ask what yarn you're using? Some yarns do split. And do you knit tightly? If you knit tightly, you might want to try a bigger needle size and see if you still split the yarn.

I hope this helps!

~~R~~ said...

At the moment I am using medium worstened yarn...I think I do tend to pull a little to tight on my stitches so I think I will try bigger needles thank you for all your help

Lizet said...

I agree with Nicole, some types of yarn split very easily. Cotton (blends) more easy than wool. Nicole's suggestion is a very good one, I hope it will help! It is a fantastic thing you are learning yourself to knit.

Nicole said...

I hope you post your results and that you find the answer. Feel free to email me if you have anymore questions :-)

Abby said...

I don't know much about the yarn yet since I'm also pretty new to knitting ... but this Web site has helped me tremendously:

Try it!

BeadKnitter said...

Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Congrats on learning how to knit.

It sounds to me like you are knitting American style (throwing the yarn with your right hand) rather than Continental style (holding the yarn in your left hand and 'picking'). That's my chosen method of knitting too. It's a bit slower than Continental, but you get more even stitches.

You are knitting way too tight. It is a common thing for beginners to split their yarns and knit too tight. This will go away with practice. Just take your time and relax. After you've made a few things, you will stop splitting.

Also, I wanted to tell you that after you get more comfortable with your knitting, you can make use of all those beads in the closet by doing bead knitting.

Linda Jo, the BeadKnitter