My favorite hobbies are --- knitting, playing Mah Jong,, reading, and travel. Knitting became a "passion" too many years ago to remember. I usually begin my day with knitting and end it the same ...
My favorite hobbies are --- knitting, playing Mah Jong,, reading, and travel. Knitting became a "passion" too many years ago to remember. I usually begin my day with knitting and end it the same way.
I took the "long way" to learn the "ins and outs" of knitting, but once I got it, I got it! I remember realizing one day how important "gauge" was. What a revelation that was! Before, I had disregarded anything I did not understand and simply plowed on to the next project, etc. Needless to say, many of my first efforts were disappointing. Sometimes I got lucky, but what a waste of time and effort "knitting blind"!
I really am into coasters (see my other patterns). We have a group of knitters meeting every Monday at a local restaurant and I noticed that we are continually blotting up liquid from our beverages in order to keep our knitting projects dry, therefore the old saving that "necessity is the mother of invention" came into play.
Easy & quick projects with little expense are my favorites. Coasters can be done with 1 skein of yarn, makes anywhere from 6 to 8 --- or more. Varigated or self stripping yarn shows well in this pattern. Contact me at "firstname.lastname@example.org" for further information.
4 1/2 sts to an inch
Gauge is not important.
If you knit "loose", go down a needle size. In this instance, "tighter" is better---to yield a firmer fabric
177 yards of Worsted weight