My housekeeping has been completed! It's time to start my very first knitting project. I have had a lot of practice with the garter stitch, so to switch it up; I wanted to use a pattern that incorporated both the knit stitch and the purl stitch together. So, as my first project...drum roll please...I will be doing the BEGINNER'S REVERSIBLE SCARF! Ravelry offered this free pattern that I found and thought it would be a great piece to start on since the winter is approaching. Scarves and dishcloths are among the most common beginner projects, but choose whatever project floats your boat and that you can handle with the knitting knowledge that you have.
I am using size US 10 (6mm) needles 14 inches in length and the yarn that I am using Red Heart Super Saver Multis (ombres) Shaded Dusk. I modified this project by using worsted weight yarn and I will use the long tail cast-on but there are others you may use. This pattern calls for 28 cast-on stitches and each row is repetition of knitting two purling one.
I apologize for how dark the yarn is but I fell in love with it when I saw it. The "V" that you are seeing in the pattern is the knit stitch and in between them are the ribbing created by the purl stitch. I am working on the tension of my yarn and understanding the gauge which will help in making sure the garment fits and is precise. Since I am making scarf, the gauge is not necessary and I am not too worried about my tension. I am hoping that as I work through this project, the tension will become natural.
This is how far I have gotten since I have started this project but being that I am making a scarf, I have a LONG way to go. Bear with me as I continue with my project and I will keep you all updated. Stay Encouraged!
[Loving Every Moment! Just Keep Knitting.]