I had this on my list of to-do-projects since January but have finally started it 🙂
It is another project for using up oddments of yarn. Where as the knitted squidgy hexipuffs use up oddments of 4 ply yarn, this crochet-along-with-Sarah project uses double knit yarn.
Click on the image above to link to her site and the Wool Eater Blanket instructions. Obviously I’m more than a little behind having just started!
I have guided a few people through starting their first piece of knitting and really enjoy seeing the satisfaction they get from creating their first few rows. I am going to hold my first structured ‘knitting taster class’ for a charity. It will only be an hour long so I wanted to put some instructions together for people to take away.
If anyone wants to learn to knit this year, I will be posting my instructions and hope you will be inspired to get started or join a group near you 🙂
The first step in knitting is to make a slip knot to attach your yarn to the needle
Pick up the yarn about 10cm from the end with your left hand
Create a loop by taking the end attached to the ball and place it over the top of the shorter end, creating a loop. Hold the point where the yarns cross tightly between your left thumb and forefinger
With your right hand take the end of the yarn attached to the ball and put it under the loop and up through it, creating a new loop
Take the new loop with your right hand and pull until the first loop has tightened
Place this new loop over the end of your knitting needle and pull the long end of the yarn to close the loop over the needle
Congratulations! This is your first stitch 🙂