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FOCUS: Knitting for beginners
by Siobhan Brown of www.stitchology.co.uk
Knitting eh? Doesn’t have the most OK good. Now we’ve got that out of point. Go for anything that says
cutting edge reputation does it? the way, I’ll assume you’re practically ‘double knitting’ on it, as this is
What does the word conjure up foaming at the mouth in your suitable for your mm needles. DO
for you? Grey-haired grannies? Old eagerness to get started. So I’ve put NOT choose ‘fun fur’ (ACK), very fluffy
jumpers from your childhood? So- together a little missive containing yarns (hard to see your stitches), very
called ‘fun’ fur scarves? Really. Shame all the things you’ll need to open dark colours (ditto), luxury yarns
on you. the door to a lifetime of lusting after (you may ruin it by having to rip
yarn. your knitting back when you make
What about the catwalk designs a mistake) and WHATEVER YOU DO
copied by every high street store in Here’s what you’ll need to begin: don’t choose cotton yarns, they
the autumn? What about the quite . A pair of knitting needles: have a tendency to split and they’re
frankly fabulous yarns out there there’s loads of different types, unforgiving on uneven stitches. Try
made of recycled silk, sari ribbon, but for a beginner, go for your bog a wool and acrylic blend yarn, they
cashmere, bamboo? The rainbow of standard metal or plastic ones. Try feel soft, come in a squillion different
colours? The feel of angora against a pair of mm needles to begin colours, and are relatively cheap.
your skin? The joy of giving someone with, they’re easy to handle and you . Chocolate
a gift that you made yourself with wont get in a muddle with your yarn . Ear plugs for any passing
nowt more than a pair of sticks weight (see number 2). You can get children or impressionable elderly
and some long stringy stuff? The bamboo needles too, but metal ones folk. Some swearing may occur.
absolute mind bogglingly fantastic are the easiest to slide the yarn off, as
GORGEOUSNESS of it all! beginners tend to knit quite tight. That, my friends, is it!
2. A ball of wool. Choose Have fun!
carefully, this could be a tripping
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