Friday, March 10, 2017

5 things i have learnt since i started knitting

1. Learning how to read knitting patterns is a good thing.

Learning how to read a knitting pattern is very helpful and will save you alot of unraveling when knitting. Yes it takes time to stop knitting, pick up the pattern read the instructions but with time one gets used it and it almost becomes second nature. When i slow down and read a pattern carefully, i have realised if there is so much information i can always break it down and get it done bit by bit.

2. Getting gauge is a smart thing to do.

This is a step i want to skip  most of the time, but it is super important, not a waste of time and will save you a lot of heartache as you work on a project.

3. All yarn is not created equal

Just because i like a certain color of yarn, or how it feels to the touch, does not mean it's the best yarn for my knitting project. Getting a knitting pattern for that particular yarn is the best way to go and will give you better results.

4. Mistakes are not a bad thing.

Yes, the more mistakes i made early on made me a better knitter faster because i learnt how to correct them and move on to learning a different stitch or pattern. Sometimes it was frustrating yes, but in the bigger scheme of things, i appreciate the fact that i am a better knitter now.

5. Practice, practice, practice

Earlier on i realised if i picked up my knitting everyday even for as little as 15mins i was better off than knitting for long hours one day and putting my knitting on the side for the next three days. Consistency helps to improve my knitting tension not too tight or loose, and my work looks even.

Until next time, keep knitting.

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