Have I mentioned that I just love knitting? Not to put myself down or anything, but it can take me a long time to learn a new skill. I have been on the learning How to Knit Journey for a few years now. To be honest, I am just getting comfortable with holding the needles... for the Knit Stitch. Yes, I am still struggling with the Purl Stitch, mainly because "mirroring" the Knit Stitch is not as easy as it sounds. Since I've had the KS down for a couple of years, I decided it was time to really dive into teaching myself how to read and create an easy project that any crocheter can pick up. Because just like crocheting, once you master how to handle those needles, there's no stopping you! :)
This simple Garter Stitch Toddler Shawl is a mock from my Sweet Toddler Poncho entry. First, gather your materials:
* Long Tail Cast On 37.
(Casting on can be so tricky and frustrating (let's be honest), but when my friend Em told me about the double knit cast on, I decided to gave it a whirl. It sure made a huge difference in helping me get started and kept me going.)
Row 1: K1 (knit 1 across) *Repeat until your piece is 17" long. (Make 2)
You will then refer back to the previous post & scroll down on how to lay out your pieces to whip stitch them together. Upon completion, I did crochet 2 rows of single crochet, no turning and finished with the Crab Stitch/Reverse Single Crochet Border. I thought it was the perfect touch. <3
I didn't get a good picture of the finished product because after all the time it took me to finish this shawl/poncho, I wasn't very happy with myself. However, this was my first "big" knitting project and I was just experimenting with the Knitted Version of the Crochet Sweet Toddler Poncho that is strictly made in the Purl Stitch. It is a very simple pattern if you have already mastered these two stitches. I plan to post once I make one. :)
Again, thanks to all who have visited this little blog of mine. I just want to thank all my knitting friends who have not only inspired me, but have encouraged me to continue on this journey! Lord bless all yall! \o/
Until next time,
Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
I'd rather be in my Sewing Room.
Growing up with a love for sewing, I enjoy crocheting and all around crafting. I will be sharing recipes, past/current projects, my favorite patterns, tutorials on crochet/knit patterns I use, Free Patterns from my collection of Vintage Patterns given to me from my Mother and Giveaways. It's my prayer, my readers will be blessed my blog entries.