What was your first FO- and how did it turn out?

I am just curious how everyone started.

To answer my own- that garter stitch scarf is my first- (pretty typical I would think) other than lots of swatches that I don’t count. It turned out fairly well but the stitches in the beginning were tighter- I learned continental about 1/3 of the way through. Nobody can really notice it- I used a cheapo varigated Red Heart yarn.

Do tell!

I don’t count my actual first project because I used it mainly to practice my stitches. It was a basketweave scarf that was too wide and too short. I gave it to my sister, who likes it.
My “Real” first project was a stockinette poncho made out of Lion Brand Incredible (:heart: that stuff!) and size 19 needles.

Mine was the um…oh man, the name escapes me now! LOL! It was in the Stitch N Bitch book, the little head thing that’s a triangle with the tie strings hanging off the corners…I’m having a total brain freeze right now and can’t remember what they’re called…But yeah, that was my first one…and it was too small for anyone to wear when I finished it…lol…However, it did turn out nicely despite being too small!

My very first project was a little sweater jacket for my DS, who was two at the time (he’s now 31). I have a picture of him in it, but it’s a polaroid picture and not scanned into the computer. It was your standard stockinette stitch sweater with ribbing at cuffs and bottoms, garter stitch collar and a zipper down the front. It was knit with thick yarn and larger needles, so it knit up quickly. He looked so cute in it! It turned out very well because at the time I had a neighbour who knit and she walked me through the whole process. I miss having her next door!

My first completed project…that I can remember…hmm I can’t remember…must have been some sort of scarf…

I can remember struggling though a “jaunty” hat…you know…one of those extra long pointy hats you can swing around neck…it was red heart super saver something or other…

Typical stockinette scarf for me. Turned out nice. I was really proud of myself. Thereafter, I believe I knitted everyone I know a scarf until I got so completely bored that I thought I’d strangle myself with one of them.

Moved onto hats when my mom had to go through chemo for breast cancer (she’s completely better and healthier than ever!). Made lots of chemo caps and gave a bunch to the oncology center she went to. They were much loved and appreciated and I was so glad I did it.

Now, I’m an official sock-monster.

My first fo was a beanie for my brother and I knitted “Panthers” into it for his high school team. I had to knit it twice. The first time, I carried the CC all the way around and it wouldn’t stretch. There’s a pic in my gallery. (Link below in my signature)

I made a hooded button-up sweater for a set of twin babies (one sweater for each). At the time I thought I did pretty well but looking back, sheesh. That should SO not have been a gift…

My first FO was yesterday! I am taking a 6 week beginners knitting class and our first project was a simple dishcloth and I finished it yesterday! Just a little square but I was excited! The next project is a baby sweater so I’m hoping we start that in out next class on Thursday night.

I can not even remember but I do know it had to be something big. I never start with something small so it was either a sweater I knitted for my mother for Xmas or the blanket I made for my dad. Both actually came out pretty well for being a beginner at the time.

Rather plain, alterating k and p rows at random because I accidentally got off pattern, and some other errors I was able to hide.

Never did wear it.

My first was a pair of granny slippers knitted in rug yarn. They fit well, but I hated them because of the thick yarn being to hard on the feet to stand on. (All those little perl bumps against my sole!)

My first project that I finished was a very simple, very basic top down raglan newborn baby cardigan. I used cheap red hard baby acrylic. for my first FO I think it turned out pretty well, especially when you consider that I knit it at 3 weeks post partum. http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d164/AnjaKnits/?action=view&current=morganssweater.jpg

wow how good is your first project. i would love for mine to have looked that good lol.

mine was terrible, i actually binned it straight after as it was shocking lol. i wasnt to hot at reading the patterns or following them. cocky and thought i could alter them first attempt. wow i learnt fast that was a dumn idea lol. think it was actually the pattern i am doing right now, a really basic hoodie for my son. he was nearly 3 when i started making it, now hes 5 in may and im doing it again. it still looks great though


A stocking cap with a 1x1 rib. It came out shaped like a pith helmet. It works, but now that it’s softened up it’s needs an insert to hold the brim’s shape.
The reason for the wrong shape is too tight of a cast on and a gauge that got looser as I went.

I learned to knit as a jr higher in 4H, which was {{{mumble, mumble, mumble,}}} was 41 years ago and our project was a pair of slippers. I did ok, but had some trouble as I am left handed and had to be taught that way by a right handed teacher. Let’s just say I could wear them, but didn’t win a ribbon.

I jumped into knitting with my usual overconfident gusto… and it failed miserably. I was working on a pretty, lace patterned sweater. Even with measuring, my pieces came out all different shapes and sizes and didn’t match up. The collar was too tight and the waistband was too loose. Snags and uneven stitches completed the picture. I never even finished the sleeves. It led to me putting aside my knitting needles for a few years, because I got so frustrated.

I came back to knitting about 10 years ago with a simple scarf pattern and I’ve tried to learn at least one new stitch or technique a month since. I’m still learning and I now love knitting more than any other of my hobbies.

Mine was a double moss stitch baby blanket – it was huge and done on small needles – it took me FOREVER to finish! I bought the supplies without even knowing how to knit…I just wanted to make something handmade for my sister’s baby. It turned out quite lovely.

I think the first thing that actually made it to finished status was bulky sweater for my then 1.5 year old dd. It was a little stiff - I think it could stand on its own! - but she wore it a few times. I was just excited it actually fit!

I did a garter stitch scarf in fun fur, because my nan bought it for me and I just had to use it! It turned out a little holey because i kept picking up stitches from the row below but its fun fur so no1 knows! I think there is a pick somewhere in my blog archives.