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Learning to Knit: One Step At a Time

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

5 thoughts on “Learning to Knit: One Step At a Time

  • December 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm
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    See Mikey, it’s articles like this that I love about you, learning is getting it right and getting it wrong and going back and trying again. I have been knitting and purling slowly but surely, making mistakes and frogging my work. Last night I started purling when I should have been knitting, instead of frogging and starting over I slowly backed my work up and saved my work from the frog. Looking forward to getting better and finally making something, ( my husband has been eyeing me suspiciously ,wondering why I keep pulling it all out). I hope my patience lasts to learn to knit an actual project, you rock.

  • December 18, 2016 at 8:06 pm
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    what colorway is this? its so pretty!

  • December 15, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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    Once you know how to K and P you are on your way to getting used to tension. I highly recommend the two Sally Melville books to all my students The first is titled “The Knit Stitch” and the second is titled ‘The Purl Stitch’ I almost didn’t buy them in the book store because the titles struck me as boring (knitted for more than 30 years now) but after leafing through them I bought both. She mixes philosophy in with knitting instructions and easy patterns to practice on. One sweater pattern in the Knit book has become my favorite. I’ve made two and as the second one is giving up the ghost it’s time for me to get more lion brand Homespun and make another. Good luck and have fun on your trip and your journey.

  • December 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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    Breathe!!! Don’t give up, you’re doing great… of course I don’t knit LOL! But really… keep going, just take it slow and when you get frustrated pick up something to crochet for awhile. Hope you’re enjoying your trip. I’m so happy for both of you but we sure do miss you here! Love & Hugs!!

  • December 15, 2016 at 11:16 am
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    What I did when teaching myself to knit was to start very basic, and each thing I did I added something I had never done before. It helps to learn at your own pace and gives you the sense of accomplishment needed to keep going. For instance, right now I am starting on a sweater for my husband that has cables. I’ve never done knit cables, but hear it’s not difficult at all. 🙂

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