My stepmom was very sweet and sent me a wool soaker to put over my cloth diapers, so I thought I’d give it a try. I have always considered myself crafty; I know how to sew, have done cross-stitch, woodworking, and do holiday crafts all the time but my first knitting project isn’t going so great!
The sweet ladies at a wool knitting group on Yahoo! told me about the free video’s on here, so I returned the DVD I borrowed from the library because it was all available here. Thanks so much!
Anyway - I did the Simple Baby Bib from this site; it’s a square, what could go wrong? LOL
I did the cast on for 25 stitches, then I knitted every row until it was 8 inches. I cast off 20 stitches, but that left me like 9 short of the edge. Since I started with casting on 25 stitches and was supposed to cast off 20, I stopped with 5 open stitches and started the strap there. Was that OK to do? LOL
But before then, I obviously have some issues! I’m looking at it and I see rows that run crooked and what looks like two rows coming out of one?! :??
I think the edges are curling because I was knitting too tight, but I know that’s a newbie thing and think I have that toned down now. Sometimes I’d have to set my work down in the middle of a row to tend to my boys and I’d pick it up and forget which hand was doing what. And sometimes I’d be going along and then I’d do a knit stitch and it seems there is a bigger span between the two needles than there was the previous stitch. I do that one and then yes, the next stitch keeps the needles closer together. :???:
I took a picture of my work so far, hopefully you can tell me what I’ve done wrong.
The pattern asks for size 9 needles, I’m using 8. How important is it to stick to the needle size?
I have no idea what kind of yarn this is. My mom left behind quite a few skeins and this had no info on it.
Where do I pull the yarn from if it hasn’t been used? Apparently I pulled from the wrong one with this yarn because it started coming from the middle and would eventually get all tangled and I’d have to unknot it. Very time consuming!
If you read through that all, I thank you so much!