My BF has always been fascinated by my knitting. He liked the mechanics of it: to him it was tying knots attached to other knots, but couldnt figure out how diferent knots made different patterns or why you needed needles to tie those knots since he could tie knots with his fingers.
He also loved the maths and calculations involved in making patterns work and how you would apply auge to make different sizes of garment.
He asked me last night if i could sit down and teach him how to do the stitches so he could see how it was done. At first he still couldnt figure out why needles where needed, but after a couple of rows he understood that it made it a lot easier and simpler. He also wanted to re-design the needles because he didnt think that two smooth cylinders was logical. Again after doing a few rows he realised why they work so well!
He picked it up realy quickely and decided that purling was far easier and ‘made more sense’ than knit stitches :teehee: and was determined to be taught not only how to knit and purl but how to do a couple of increases decreases, ribbing, seed stitch and binding off! I think he forgot a lot of it by this morning, but he was still realy good at it and produces a small swatch of stockinette witha a square of ribbing in the middle which he proudly presented to me as a present.:yay:
I now have to find him some suitable patterns!!