Perhaps I am getting a bit keen as my knitting career is in it’s infancy, but I literally want to learn everything – and fast! I have been knitting for 7 months now and not content with mastering the basics, I have already attempted to learn cable, entrelac and this weekend – knitting in the round. I am pleased to say that this was one of the more difficult techniques that I was actually able to grasp. (I am so not ready for cabling….)
I went to a brilliant workshop to see what exactly a circular needle was and how it could possibly work. I particularly like the notion of a seamless piece of work – I am not patient or neat enough when it comes to sewing together. We cast on 110 stitches to start off the gorgeous honey cowl pattern and away we went. I can’t believe how nice it felt and how quickly it started to knit up! I took it home to finish off and I can’t wait to see what it comes out like.
Weirdly, this was my first time using a stitch marker, and I have since discovered there is a whole market out there that I have been missing out on.
We also looked at double pointed needles… at first, I could not get my head around using 4 needles at all… I got very tangled and never knew which needle I should be working on next! But somehow, it suddenly clicked and I managed to knit a little circle. It was very rewarding to struggle with a new concept and for it to suddenly make sense. Who knows, maybe one day I will be an excellent sock knitter!!
I am really enjoying attempting to learn all these new techniques, but I think now I need to attempt to make some more complex garments… I am thinking a chunky cowl in the round.