Well I went through the basic exercises in the Knitting Basics book and halfway finished the Teddy Bear sweater till I ran out of yarn.
So I went to the local yarn shop yesterday to ask about classes and they told me the beginner’s classes were too basic for me (the first class you just knit, the second class you just purl and the third class you learn to bind off) but I might like a Pattern Help class.
So I picked out a sweater pattern from their easy stack, got the yarn, needles, stitch markers, etc.
Now I’m having a case of nerves. The pattern is Weekend Neckdown Pullover #224 from Knitting Pure and Simple and it is basically stockinette stitch with broken rib stitch at the neck and cuffs. Sounds simple, right?
But its knit from the top down on circular and double-pointed needles and I haven’t knit on either. OK, I tried knitting on the circular needles so it wasn’t so bad, but the pattern calls for switching to double-pointed needles for the yoke. Yikes, I have visions of dropping stitches all across the double-pointed needles.
On a bright note,the yarn I’m using is a wonderful denim shade of Cascade Magnum wool.
Wish me luck!