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InstructionsAs a beginning Knitter I recommend Stephanie Japel's knit Lab. Each project taught me how to recognise the stitches, the mistakes :) and the repairs. I love this class. After doing the class instructions for seed stitch, 2 stitch and 4 stitch Basket weave...I continued in the seed stitch pattern and then reverse the class directions at the other end
Type of item: Clothing
Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend 65% acrylic, 35% wool. 3.5 ounces (100 grams) 165 yards. 3 skeins
What was your inspiration?
I began this scarf at my mom's bedside. She has been diagnosised with Pancreatic cancer and each stitch became a prayer, and a peace as I released my mom. It kept the stress levels at a minimal and finishing it before she passed was my goal. Meeting that goal was important to me as the scaft would become a present to my friend Tanya whose Father passed away from Pancreatic Cancer and who lives in Alaska...the scarf would come in handy as well as knit our hearts together.
What are you most proud of?
seeing it complete and knowing I can now look at knitting and see the purl and the knit stitch... My daughter had knit a shawl for me, and she would always tell me I have it on inside out... NOW I put it on properly every time :) It's the little things
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do not give up, do not get frustrated... look at your work, intently. You will learn how to recognize the right side and the wrong side of a project. You will learn to tell the difference in a knit and a purl. You will learn how to knit and purl and more.