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Thanks! You are a bit far!

I started to knit because I'm still recovering from the surgery I had 6 weeks ago. I'm sick of reading and Netflix, I needed to move my hands for something



That's how I started! Didn't know how two weeks ago! I'm on my fourth scarf!

They are lucky folks, your family! Silver lining of convalescence..

Knitting on trains and in waiting places makes one lose stitches and the whole math of it, it is a bit pita.

Great timing too, for winter gear/xmas presents.

Here - drool. Something to make for yourself! Just a little bit more difficult than scarves.

http://www.phildar.fr/catalogue-137-...l#skuId:115184

Although, I can't remember the time I actually made something for myself
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Old 24.10.2016, 18:41
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Fantastic! So you're ready to begin cable patterns now. They're a lot easier than you might think.

Or you could knit a simple hat from chunky wool, using a double rib (2 knit, 2 purl) for the first 10 rows, then single rib for the rest of it, decreasing by 1 stitch at each end of every alternate row. The first hat should take you about 6hrs in total, then once you're used to it, you'll be able to make one in about 4hrs.

Good luck!
I'm practicing the rib now. Somehow I keep making a mess out of it....

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They are lucky folks, your family! Silver lining of convalescence..

Knitting on trains and in waiting places makes one lose stitches and the whole math of it, it is a bit pita.

Great timing too, for winter gear/xmas presents.

Here - drool. Something to make for yourself! Just a little bit more difficult than scarves.

http://www.phildar.fr/catalogue-137-...l#skuId:115184

Although, I can't remember the time I actually made something for myself
Kids and husband are now settle scarf wise, I started on friends.
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Is this why this was infront of Biel station today?
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Is this why this was infront of Biel station today?
That is fab. It should be in front of every station!

I had some CFF conductors brainstorming over sweater neck opening, sock decrease, etc. The guys were great.
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Old 25.10.2016, 01:21
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Re: Knit for Innocent juice

The week before we left the UK 5 years ago to come here, the 3 year old daughter of our next door neighbour, who was the best friend of my youngest was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

In the months following, she had so many treatments, painful, tiring and many that left her feel constantly sick.

I remember she received a bead for every treatment and I remember seeing a string of beads so long that I was stunned.

This thread has brought a few memories back and reminded me that people wear hats for many reasons.

She lost her beautiful red hair, which took many months to grow back and during this time she wore hats.

Her mother created a phenomenal initiative to design and make hats for children that were interesting, uplifting and unique. It was a surprise hit as it brought choice and individuality.

So, here's another possibility for knitted hats.
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Old 25.10.2016, 13:40
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Here - drool. Something to make for yourself! Just a little bit more difficult than scarves.

http://www.phildar.fr/catalogue-137-...l#skuId:115184

Although, I can't remember the time I actually made something for myself
Love Phildar.

They used to have a shop in my home town back in the early 1980's, and paid £20 per sweater for their window display and sale rack. A lot of people made ends meet working part-time for that shop.

Another couple of my personal faves for inspiration are:

http://www.sashakagan.co.uk/designs/...select_01.html

http://www.kaffefassett.com/Knitting.html

But what I love about knitting is, once you understand the basics, you can just break all the rules and make something unique to your own style, and I have a feeling Nil definitely has her own style My first item was a blue and purple longline mohair jumper for a friend. She loved it, so the next item for her was a cubist inspired mohair jumper in black, white and shocking pink.

One of my old college friend's daughters graduated last year as a knitwear designer. https://www.notjustalabel.com/design...lection=148435
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Re: Knit for Innocent juice

I was thinking about staring a similiar and much smaller project.

My father helps a group of women who have started a library afternoon in the poorer areas of Cape town, South Africa. These children are so impoverished that they do not have access to books. Libraries have closed down, due to many social economic reasons.
Once a week, at the local church the children are invited to spend time reading, or listening to stories and then receive a snack.

This venture has be very successful. As children have an innate thirst for knowledge

I was thinking that launching here a 'Knit a hat for children in need' project. Then shipping these hats off to SA before the winter starts next, May.

Alas, work and home is leaving me too little time to invest in actually getting down to planning ect. ect.

What do you think? Would I be able to get support from the EF?
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What do you think? Would I be able to get support from the EF?
I'm up for that! I'd be happy to do some, collect from Zurich area and bring them over to you. OH was born and raised in S.A.
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I'm learning to knit by myself since two weeks.... there is a lot of things I don't know to do, I try but I don't understand what some words on patterns even means!!! I would love to know how to do a simple hat!
So which method have you chosen? The English method of knitting is totally different to the German/Swiss one (in simple terms, wool around needle for UK, and needle around wool for German/Swiss. If you pick random videos from t'internet showing different methods, you'll be totally confused

What method is used in Czech Rep?
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The English method of knitting is totally different to the German/Swiss one (in simple terms, wool around needle for UK, and needle around wool for German/Swiss.
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So which method have you chosen? The English method of knitting is totally different to the German/Swiss one (in simple terms, wool around needle for UK, and needle around wool for German/Swiss. If you pick random videos from t'internet showing different methods, you'll be totally confused

What method is used in Czech Rep?
I think I knit cca 30% Continental and the rest Eastern European, because we knit faster that way. I meddle with the yarn at times the Continental way, depends. But mostly EE. Certainly not the yank way, I could if I'd bother retraining but it is slower and not as logical when you start as I did.

Somebody has shown me the Portuguese way a few weeks back, it was interesting. We all knitters at StitchBitch tried, so much more contact with the yarn but felt so different.
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So which method have you chosen? The English method of knitting is totally different to the German/Swiss one (in simple terms, wool around needle for UK, and needle around wool for German/Swiss. If you pick random videos from t'internet showing different methods, you'll be totally confused

What method is used in Czech Rep?
I didn't know there was different "methods"

I'm doing tube scarves because that's the only thing I can do that I understand since I know no technics so far.

This is my fourth since two weeks.
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Re: Knit for Innocent juice

I wondered if you did know- just wanted to warn you that you'd be totally confused if you pick videos randomly from different areas of the world...

As said, roughly speaking, Anglo-Saxon method is wool around needle, German/Swiss needles around wool - and so many more different ways, my Italian aunt sort of stuck needle under arm,, and then wool around needle ...
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I wondered if you did know- just wanted to warn you that you'd be totally confused if you pick videos randomly from different areas of the world...

As said, roughly speaking, Anglo-Saxon method is wool around needle, German/Swiss needles around wool - and so many more different ways, my Italian aunt sort of stuck needle under arm,, and then wool around needle ...
I'm definitely a wool around needle kinda gal!
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... and me a Swiss arm flapper - needles around wool

just looked at Portuguese method - totally confused.

Crochet is, I believe, the same all over the world (or is it?)
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Crochet is, I believe, the same all over the world (or is it?)
That's the next thing I want to learn. So far I have done pottery classes, I'm now trying to learn knitting and then, crochet.
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Shame you are not closer- would be very happy to teach you. And macramé perhaps?
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Shame you are not closer- would be very happy to teach you. And macramé perhaps?
I would have loved to!!!!!! The good news is that stupid horribly long recovery made me learn something new! I hope that I will keep it in use and learn more methods. I really want to learn to do a hat. But no matter what I read, I can't get the whole vocabulary thingy.

I'll get there. Inshallah!
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Re: Knit for Innocent juice

I learnt to crochet and embroider when I had to lie on my back for months after my car accident- as I was going crazy. No TV in those days and no internet. Knitting the German/Swiss way is just impossible when lying on your back - but perhaps the anglo-saxon method would have been ok.

This is perhaps the easiest hat to knit:

http://www.julypouce.fr/bonnet-minutes-explications/
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So which method have you chosen? The English method of knitting is totally different to the German/Swiss one (in simple terms, wool around needle for UK, and needle around wool for German/Swiss. If you pick random videos from t'internet showing different methods, you'll be totally confused.
I had to google it as I had no idea what you meant by that, it seemed very alien to me.

I'm definitely a wool around the needle girl although I do much more crochet than knitting. I'm doing dragon scale gloves at the moment which is great fun.
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