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I just learned to knit and I love it as much as crocheting. I learned to do socks and knitted lace. I also want to make sweaters too.

 

I do crocheted doilies so I want to knitted ones too. I think there are some beautiful knitted doilies out their and especially lace shawls I want to try some day.

 

Right now I am totally in love with knitting but I think that because I am so new to it right now. I have so much to learn and just want to do more an more. I felt the same about crochet a few years ago when I picked it up again. I was just hungry to learn new techniques.

 

I have several crochet projects on the hooks still and more in the works. I'm looking forward to my first knitted sweater. I'm currently working on my second crocheted sweater.

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I do both.

I learned to crochet almost 13 years ago, and I taught myself to knit about 5 years ago.

A few months back I would have said that I didn't like to knit very much. However I have picked it back up and am really enjoying it!

 

I wouldn't ever stop doing one or the other but I do like having at least a project going in each. That way if I can't stand the knitting I can crochet or vice versa.

 

I enjoy doing both sister crafts!!!

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I do both also. I learned to crochet long before knitting. When my Mom died I took all of her knitting supplies and took a beginers class. I haven't stopped knitting since! I love knitted socks. Crocheted socks just don't feel as good in shoes. I feel that some projects are just better suited for knitting than others. I would never knit an afghan! It would take me forever! LOL! Just my opinion as always!

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I once learned the knit stitch, but couldn't get the purl stitch so I gave up.

 

same here, I made my son an afghan using only the knit stitch, then I tried to learn the purl yet again and still can't do it, I'd love to be able to knit as well, maybe I need to try the continental style

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I've crocheted roughly 5 times as long as I've been knitting (35 yrs crochet vs 7 years knitting). I learned how to cast on and knit many years, but that was it. For some reason, knitting intimidated me. I have no idea why, and I wish I had been as excited about knitting way back then as I am now.

 

Seven years ago, I learned to purl by standing behind a friend and watching her purl. Since then, I'll have to admit to not crocheting that much. My crochet guild chapter had an all day knitting workshop and I've been addicted ever since.:clap

 

Once I saw the patterns and yarns offered to knitters, there is so much I want to knit. I still subscribe to far more crochet groups online than knitting groups and still keep on top of the crochet world in a big way. I still subscribe to crochet mags, but I don't like much of what they offer me, I see far more that I want to knit in the knitting mags, and online sites that I've found. The main thing I crochet is wire and bead jewelry (freeform, no pattern used)

 

It drives me crazy when knitters turn up their noses at crocheters, and crocheters turn their nose up at knitters. I love and embrace BOTH crafts, they are NOT mutually exclusive, there is room for all crafts. You can see some of what I've knit and crochet in my Flickr site in my sig line.

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I started loom knitting right after this past Christmas. That's lots of fun and I enjoy the quick success rate. I've tried to learn to needle knit, but have not had blazing success with that...yet! I'm sure I'll try again one of these days.

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I am hopeless with two needles. I took a class and after much effort successfully made a swatch so it didn't completely defeat me. Then I gave all of my supplies to my daughter-the-knitter, said "life is too short" and decided to be happy with crochet. I do love knitted things and admire those who are able to knit.

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Yay, now I can say that I knit too!

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I learnt ot knit as a way of being able to produce a more stretchy material. It also gives a break from the arm action of a hook as you use just your fingers. I love both equally and usually have both projects on the go though I have been crocheting since I was 9.....

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I do both. I think it's handy to know both. Not everything looks good crocheted and not everything looks good knitted. I also like to switch between both when I'm tired of the other.

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I recently learn to knit and I like it, but not as much as CROCHET!

I kinda divide my time between the two.

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I do both. I think it's handy to know both. Not everything looks good crocheted and not everything looks good knitted. I also like to switch between both when I'm tired of the other.

This is sooo true!!!!:hook

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I actually learned to knit first as a child. I taught myself from a vintage children's book but I struggled with it so much that it just wasn't any fun. That's when Mom offered to teach me crochet.

 

I'm interested in knitting, but I just don't have the time or the resources right now to buy all the supplies and learn everything. I think it makes more sense to grow as a crocheter before trying to be a jack of both trades.

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It drives me crazy when knitters turn up their noses at crocheters, and crocheters turn their nose up at knitters. I love and embrace BOTH crafts, they are NOT mutually exclusive,

 

Hear, Hear! I have always felt exactly the same way. I was actually at a CGOA Conference several years ago and heard a lot of "knit bashing" going on. (!!) Well I am equally proficient in both - equally love both. I am always surprised how polarizing the two sides can be.

 

By learning both you get double the fun. You never get tired of making the same old things. (I usually have one WIP of each at any given time.) Switching it up can also help prevent carpal tunnel. You can combine techniques to get the best of both worlds. I really opens your horizons.

 

I am always surprised at knitters/crocheters who say, "I could never crochet/knit!". If you can do one you can do the other. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that learning both makes you better at both - that is to say that if you understand both techniques, you better understand the construction of fabric from yarn overall.

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I crochet and knit and love both! I love that whatever I "feel" like making as my next project that I can do either. I alternate between the two because I can easily get bored. There are some things I would only crochet and never knit and vice versa. I am newer to knitting than crochet but I want to combine the two someday. I do not view that one is better than the other but rather one is more appropriate or works better depending on the project. Now, I need to learn embroidery. I love all the needlearts!

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I'm one of those people who do both. I like to have at least one crocheting project going and one knitting project. I tend to like to knit sweaters and socks (although I've crocheted some nice sweaters, too), and crochet afghans.

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My mom taught me to knit and crochet when I was 6. I tend to go back and forth. When my hands and wrists and fingers get tired from knitting, then I go to crochet. I tend to crochet gifts because it goes much quicker. Plus, this is the best online community! I find so much inspiration here.

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I had a friend teach me how to crochet, then tried to teach me how to knit. I just don't understand knitting. It seems very difficult to me and takes forever (maybe cause I'm slow). I don't really enjoy it much, so I am going to try to enjoy crocheting for a couple of years, then see if knitting calls my name.:hook

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I've crocheted since I was a child...and it all seems so easy, comfortable, and logical.

 

My mother was a fabulous knitter and taught me the basics when I was a child, but I never caught on. She used the "long tail cast on" and I always thought it was dumb to start with an unknown length of yarn to cast on stitches. I always used way too much or way too little.

 

At the CGOA convention last year I saw so much pretty knitting, that I wandered over to the "Learn to knit" station and had a little lesson. They were teaching another way to cast on...don't know it's name, but it worked for me. Now I am doing simple knitting when I am in the mood. I've just cast on a feather and fan shawl. At the rate I knit, I've set a goal of October first to finish it. I can whip out crochet things so much faster!

 

Lisa Gentry, my teacher at the Learn to Knit station at CGOA, tried to teach me how to knit continental. But my mother was a British style knitter and she taught me to "throw". I'm afraid I'll never be a "picker".

 

Are there any good knitting forums like Crochetville?

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The TKGA message board is good. tkga.com Unlike the CGOA forum, you do not need to have a paid membership to join the TKGA message board.

 

You are probably doing a cable cast on. I personally find the long tail cast on quicker and easier to do. Once you do it a few times, you can figure out how long of a tail you will need for your number of stitches to cast on (about 1" per stitch).

 

Generally crocheters learn Continental knitting easier since we are used to controlling the yarn with our left hand. You basically hold it exactly the same way as crocheting. When you "scoop" the yarn with your right needle to make a stitch, think of it as yarning over with your crochet hook. The needle you hold in your left hand is like the work you hold in your left hand when you are crocheting.

 

I'll look for you on the TKGA message board....hope you enjoy your knitting project!

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Are there any good knitting forums likeCrochetville?

 

 

You can hang out with other crocheters who knit right here on the 'ville.

 

Go to you User CP then click on Groups and join the knitters group.

 

I also hang out on Craftster for knitting an crocheting.

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Ok, Samantha, I joined the Experienced Knitting Group...what happens now?

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Ok, Samantha, I joined the Experienced Knitting Group...what happens now?

 

I recommend you join both groups. The beginners group has more things going on. The beginners groups isn't all beginner stuff, really. There is a Sock KAL and Scarf KAL.

 

Now when you come to the 'ville and click new posts you will get new post for the knitting groups. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you can see if there is something new in the groups.

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Crochet is my first love, but I do love to knit. I think scarves look better knit.

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