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The hat turned out beautiful. It wasn't the colors you expected but it is still very pretty. You are well on your way. You said you had a Michael's near you, see if they offer classes, mine does. Go sit in a library and knit, you may be surprised to find someone walks up to you and starts a conversation about knitting. You would have tons of books to use and I know if it were me, I would approach you just because that is what we crafters do.

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"Originally Posted by DesertCrocheter

Doesn't the Stitch and B**** author (whose name I am totally blanking on this moment for some reason) say in the first book that she knits with one needle held in her armpit? I say, if it works and doesn't feel awkward, don't change. That's just one more thing to try keeping an eye on. But, if it feels weird, try mimicking your teacher. I suspect that as you get more comfortable and more proficient at knitting, you'll find what fits best in your hands."

 

 

I grew up in Belgium and learned how to knit at a very young age holding my right hand needle under my armpit. It's very comfortable for me and I can knit pretty fast.

My wonderful MIL tried to teach me the Continental way (yarn in left hand and picking) but I never got the hang of it. It's my goal to eventually learn how to do this, since I sometimes get strange looks from people when knitting in public.

 

Lots of luck with learning new techniques, but as someone said "there are only 2 stiches. Once you know how to knit and purl, you can knit any combinations. The wonderful world of knitting awaits you.

 

Happy knitting,

antwerpnative

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Is this normal with these small balls of yarn to find "surprises" inside of them?

 

Donna

 

If it has long color repeats, yes. I always look deep inside each ball of Noro or Jojoland that I buy. It cab be magenta, purple, blue, teal, green . . . BARF and then back to magenta. haha

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When I learend to knit for the first time, I would have loved it if someone taught me how to 'yarn over' I remember one time i was trying to make a ribbed scarf, and ever swich from knit to Purl looked like I was adding another stich. I finaly figured out thow to fix it, but I still wish I knew back then!

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