Learning to knit…again

Hey team! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We made our way to snowy NY to see my family and some friends….and eat… can't forget about the food. I had apple pie for breakfast three days in a row (gluten free of course). I know i'm not the only one who does that haha. 

Ever since I started focusing on building my wardrobe I've been getting the urge to hand make a large chunk of it. In anticipation of cooler weather, i started dreaming up all the lovely sweaters, socks, and hats I would love to acquire. Of course all the beautiful Instagram pictures of knits in progress didn't help at all. Which brings me to the matter at hand: knitting. I taught myself how to knit back in high school (or maybe it was middle school…hmmm), but let's just say that the book I learned from sucked and i put it down in favor of crochet.

This time around I was DETERMINED to relearn how to knit and stick with it. I went with Purl Soho's "Learn to Knit kit" because it came with everything i'd need (yarn, instructions, and needles) and because it's pretty…duh! I order fabric from them a lot, so i figured their kits would be just as good. I was not disappointed.

The book I bought back in high school must have been beyond terrible because I couldn't get the hang of the purl stitch for anything back then, but I got the hang of it with no problem this time around. The booklet that comes with Purl Soho's kit is extremely well written and the pictures show each step clearly. I'm the type of person that absolutely needs detailed pictures to go along with the written instructions or i just sit there like "wait….what????!" and then I get mad and have to step away for a bit. I chose to make the seed stitch scarf to get the hang of moving the yarn back and forth between the knit stitch and the purl stitch. It was actually a really quick knit and it's amazingly soft! You can check out the yarn info and whatnot on my ravelry page.

For my next knitting adventure I wanted to increase in difficulty and learn a few new skills, so after searching around I went with Brooklyn Tweed's The Romney Kerchief by Jared Flood. I'm using Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter in Plume and Addi Natura US 9 Bamboo circular needles. I ordered the pattern, the yarn, and the needles from Purl Soho (what can i say they have a lot of good stuff…plus i wanted to buy everything from one place). 

As you can see, the Romney Kerchief is coming along nicely. The pattern is easy to follow, but holds my interest. I'll gush more about this kerchief and Brooklyn Tweed more once it's done. I can't wait to wear it!

To all my knitters out there...what's on your needles??