Knitting adventures

If you follow my Facebook or Twitter, you may have deduced that I’ve been working on my knitting skillz lately. I tried learning a few years ago, but didn’t get past the basics. I’m determined to get further this time!

I just bought yarn for my first “real” project, this lovely cowl, which is a free pattern from madelinetosh.com:

Last night I knit up a gauge swatch, so today I’m ready to get started with the actual cowl. I just had one worry… how do I estimate the right tail length for casting on 220 stitches? Seems like I could easily mess that up and have to pull out 200 stitches when I run out of tail. So I did some googling and found this tutorial from cocoknits.com:

No more estimating tail length for a long tail CO

Knitters be geniuses!

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My name is Alexis. I have a craft addiction. This is my story. also check out: www.smarmyclothes.com (my clothes) www.whatthecraft.com (my tutorials)

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One comment on “Knitting adventures
  1. Janina says:

    This winter I also started to learn knitting (again) and by now I have already finished two projects. Became quite addicting…^^
    Thanks for sharing these hints 🙂

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