I’ve only knit very basic patterns using moderately easy to use yarn (ie, boucle ponchos, wool scarves). I’m working on a fairly easy, albeit somewhat complicated, two color backpack at the moment. My question is, with all the wonderful patterns out there, what is the best way for a new knitter to advance his/her craft?
I’d love to attempt Fair Isle knitting, but am intimidated by its complexities. I’ve got a wonderful pattern for an intarsia children’s sweater, but again I’m a bit nervous to begin. I’ve taken classes here and there, but am limited in time w/ work and kids. Would the best solution be to pick up a pattern that I like and begin, progressing w/ books and the web for reference? Or would it be better to go w/ a basic sweater, then maybe a bag w/ cables, perhaps socks next, etc, etc, and progress by slowly advancing in projects?
Thanks for any tips/advice!