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20 July 2011 @ 12:15 pm
help needed!  
Hey everyone,

I am knitting my first project today...naturally, it's a house scarf (Gryffindor year 1 and 2 style). I'm not followinga particular pattern (because i cannot decipher them). I am knitting on US size 8 straight needles and alternating rows of knit stitch and purl stitch. I've got 3 rows done last night because I kept screwing up and having to restart. My big problem is my cast on is too tight, and well, subsequently everything is too tight. I am probably going to restart again tonight and make it looser.

Any tips on knitting a scarf evenly with straight needles?

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takethislifetakethislife on July 20th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh booo....I know none of the jargon...I youtubed knitting yesterday lol.

takethislifetakethislife on July 20th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
OH! I just googled...so p1=purl one and k1= knit one?

Do you mean one row purl, one row knit like i've been doing or do you mean one stitch purl, next stitch knit? (I'm super new so forgive me if it's a dumb question)
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takethislifetakethislife on July 20th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
sweet! Thanks! I already know I have my expectations WAY too high for my first project...and I am a perfectionist (hence it took me like, 6 hours to do three rows last night lmao and the reason I am starting over) eventually I want to do house mittens and hats and perhaps fingerless mittens...then maybe switch to crocheting.

I sum this sudden ambition up to being in mourning for the series...yes the books were done ages ago...now that themovies are it makes it more final. lol