Friday, 5 August 2011

Knitting, first project and first design.

So, a couple of months ago I taught myself how to crochet, as that was something I had never done before. I have now tried my hand on knitting. My mum had taught me how to do it when I was young but I never could get into it and I never could quite get my head around casting-on.
A while back I found a tutorial for continental knitting and it seemed easier to me then the standard knitting I was used to. With that in the back of my mind I decided that when I could crochet pretty well I would try my hand on knitting. Well the time came and I found this amazing website with great tutorials on how to knit from start to finish. The website is called and it has tutorials for both continental and standard/English knitting.
So after watching the videos and making a small sample to get some ease at knitting and purling I decided it was time for a project. I chose this wrist warmer though I had the wrong yarn and needle size for it and if I changed these into fingerless gloves the cable would be at the side of my hand since the stitches on both sides of the cable are the same amount (I did this myself since I never found the new pattern the person who commented on it had made).
So I found a converter for gauge and size here. And changed the pattern so that the cable would be positioned down the middle of the hand.

You can also find this pattern on Ravelry: here.

Easy cable fingerless gloves