I have never knitted a thing in my life! After watching all of the videos on this site and then looking at a lot of other information, I came up with an idea to make an afghan. I am hoping that the wisdom of all of you might let me know if my idea would work or fail miserably. Thank you very much in advance.
I was thinking of making an adult size afghan. The exact dimensions aren't important to me, so I thought that casting on 250 would be an ok size? Then, I am going to use a garter stitch throughout, to get me going on the whole knitting thing. It was the stitch that made the most sense to me in the video. I will worry about casting off later on, since I am sure this will take me a bit and I will become more familiar after a while. I wanted to know if using the Russian method of swapping colors... if it is very easy to do that at the end of a row? Do you know what I mean.. so that I end a row in one color and begin the next row in a new color. Is that very difficult to do, or is it all the same no matter what?
Also, any reccomendations on what size needles to use for knitting an afghan? I was going to use a "regular" size yarn - not too chunky especially since I want to use the Russian method when changing skeins. Oh! And in the video, she said what the needle was called that you use to do the changing.. it sounded like "tapestry needle".. is that right or am I hearing wrong?
I have to go buy everything from scratch, so any and all suggestions are very welcome. Thank you.