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These essential lessons for new knitters teach you fundamental skills and about basic supplies through step-by-step instruction from designer Stefanie Japel.
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|Yarn Weight||Aran (10 ply)|
What materials did you use? I used the cheapest, squeakiest 400 metre skein of grocery store yarn for this. I'm hoarding nice yarn at the moment as well, but this is my very first knitting project. I wanted the freedom to really screw up (and I did. Holla, off-centre key hole!) without having to think in the back of my mind about the wasted money or the sheep shorn in vain. It's cream, 100% acrylic, from Aldi.
What are you most proud of? I've learned a new skill! I have a new hobby! I finished something I started! Honestly, there's no end to things I'm jazzed about with this.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? For me personally, the key to not getting frustrated and having a result I was proud of was to just focus on swatching first. This course plus Patty Lyons's Improve Your Knitting taught me to knit. I'd never so much as casted on before. Swatching wasn't even for gauge to start, rather I just spent ages knitting and purling and knitting and purling. My gauge evened out, and I really had that muscle memory by the time I started it, which made watching it come together a joy rather than a headache. I can see myself using this approach with future new stitches and skill sets.