I've knitted a yard of scarf and now all I have to do is find out how to cast off. It's all right, I have a Library Book and can look it up. However, I also have a ball of wool left and am contemplating making a hat to go with the scarf to keep me from getting frostbite on my ears when I'm cycling. The recipe I looked up on the internet says it'll be very easy but I need circular needles. Oh. And there seem to be a lot of techniques.
Techniques: (I quote)
- casting on
- the knit stitch
- the purl stitch
- stockinette stitch (alternating knit one row, purl one row - but when knitting in the round, knit all rounds)
- 2 x 2 ribbing (*knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches* repeated across entire row/round)
- knitting in the round (using circular needles and double-pointed needles to create a round piece of knitting)
- decreasing (knitting 2 stitches together to make knitted piece smaller)
- weaving in ends
Maybe I need an easier recipe.
Actually, having read several sets of instructions, I feel depressed and timorous and I think I'll just make my scarf longer, which has the added advantage of giving me a few more days before I have to learn to cast off.