Thursday, March 23, 2006

The "L" Word

I voted for Orangina and I'm glad it won! I really wanted to make this and participate in the KAL. But, then I saw the "L" word (lace) and now I'm a little worried. I'm a new knitter and pretty proficient with scarves (if I do say so myself), but I'm not sure if I'm "lace-ready." I'm also a "sweater virgin" (shhhhh). Are either of these "beginner knits?" Or, should I maybe work on a shell and wait for the next KAL. Thanks for the advice!

7 comments:

Zarah said...

Don't be scared, Anita! If you can do a yarn over and k2tog, you can knit lace!

Colleen said...

Humbly, might I suggest ...
A "beginner knit" is whatever you, as a beginner, want to knit. Remember that EVERYTHING is a combination of knit and purl, and as long as you can read the directions, you can knit it. I don't believe in "beginner knits!"

Mandy said...

First off, I agree that if there is something you'd like to make you should give it a shot- it is the best way to learn something new. :-) You can always frog it if it isn't working for you.
I also want to suggest that you play around swatching it; that way you can learn how to do the lace pattern without fear of "messing up" the garment and you can decide whether or not you want to commit to it.

Erica B. said...

I totally agree with Colleen. I don't believe in "beginner knits"! I guess by definition, most would consider me to be a 'beginner' since I started knitting around last Thanksgiving. Once you learn how to knit and purl you can do anything! You should also refer to knittinghelp.com, they have videos to show you techniques.

Jenn said...

I agree with all these ladies!!

and guess what? I, too, am in the same boat as you! This will be my first sweater and lace project...and I'm excited!

so just know you're not in it alone! :)

.♥.

Dr. Spaulding said...

You can absolutely do it! If you're nervous, then consider working the lace pattern in a swatch so you can get familiar with it first. You can do it!

Anonymous said...

This is my first knit project as well. I'm nervous, too, but I'm excited to try it!
-Marisa