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Millie – a teenage, newbie knitter

….it started off the right size, but now it’s gone a bit long…

Learning to knit: My grandma taught me to knit, I don’t remember it, but I was quite young.  I quite like it and think it’s a good thing to do.  I find it quite relaxing.  I do a bit of sewing too, and I’ve started doing a bit of embroidery.  I like both.

My mum does a bit of knitting, I don’t know if my friends do or not.  My grandma once knitted me a cardigan, and my mum knitted me a hat.  I still have them, but the cardigan is too small now. 

I’ve not done loads of knitting, but I have tried knitting a cushion cover, but I’ve not finished it yet.    One side of it’s a dark blue wool, the other side is a paler blue; it’s quite chunky wool.  It’s the stitch that is knit one side, and purl the other.  I just went for it without a pattern or a tension square.  I don’t knit very often but I’m trying to do a bit more now as I’ve got more time.  I haven’t tried to knit a garment yet.

My tension square; I haven’t finished my square yet.  I found the wool out of the pile in our house, I chose it because I liked the colour. I’m doing it in the simple stitch (plain knit); it started off the right size, but now it’s gone a bit long so I may have to do something about that.  I might have to start again, or I might be able to undo some of it.  When things go wrong, I usually pretend it’s part of the knitting. 

[Update – it turned out to be over double the size, so I started again.]


Published by jencableart

Jen Cable is a mixed media textile artist who loves to draw attention to the outmoded, fabulous, awful and bizarre aspects of culture and everyday society

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