I learned to knit yesterday at a 2 hour class for beginners. I bought my yarn and needles and spent a lot of the day today ripping out stiches (yes, frogging, I know) and then starting all over. The yarn keeps breaking which is making me think I should have bought something different. Also, I have way more stiches than I started with. Frankly, the “scarf” I am knitting is so sad looking that it is funny!
Here are my 3 questions:
any suggestions on a yarn that might be good for beginners? The instructor strongly suggested wool and the one I bought is kind of fuzzy making things more difficult.
how in the world did I add stiches with out trying? I cast on 34 stitches and I have over 40 now.
how long did it take you before you knew what you were doing? I just need a little encouragement to keep trying.
Thanks very much! I appreciate any words of wisdom!