First project done....Wooo Hoooo!!!

KnitRick's picture

Hey guys I am proud to say that I have just completed my very first knitting project....Of course it is a scarf. :-) I'm not sure if I should put a fringe on the scarf. I am open to suggestions.

Here is a pic of the scarf. On to the next scarf.....lol

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scottly's picture

No way!!!! That's your first

No way!!!! That's your first knitting project?!!!! You should have seen mine - OMG, you're a natural.

I have one word for your next project - socks!

You won't believe how empowering making your own socks is.

KnitRick's picture

You are so kind....Thanks for

You are so kind....Thanks for the encouragement.

KnitRick's picture

Thanks guys for all of your

Thanks guys for all of your encouragement!!!!! Onward to the next scarf...maybe something with cables. Oh is there any other stitch besides garter stitch one can use to prevent stockinette stitch from curling????

Bill's picture

yes...moss or seed

yes...moss or seed stitch...which is alternating knit and purl...or two knit two purl...and stagger them checkerboard style...

KnitRick's picture

Thanks Bill!!!

Thanks Bill!!!

CLABBERS's picture

Great job! Isn't it great to

Great job!
Isn't it great to get the first project finished?! I really love the color as well; very bright and cheerful. If I am making a scarf for someone, I usually ask them if they want a fringe not and how long they would like it. If it's a gift, I ask them after I give it to them. Now you need to make a hat to match it! Ha! It never ends now. LOL

Keep knitting and keep posting.

Mark

KnitRick's picture

Thanks Mark! It seems like

Thanks Mark! It seems like the hat is the next logical step....BUT I DON'T wanna knit a hat....LOL

akkamaddi's picture

I love scarves. Most of what

I love scarves. Most of what I've done is scarves and wraps, as well as a cowl, plus two hats. I think scarves are great because they are an excellent tableau for experimenting with any stitch or pattern or color you like. Lace stitches that don't work well in hats or mittens can be spread out in a scarf or stole.

And at mention of lace, many of the guys here will start saying, "Yes... come to the Dark Side! We have cookies!". Lace is *really* addictive, and you can find patterns that work up well to worsted weight yarn. Also remember that "lace" just means it has holes in it, as opposed to solid work. Something as simple as purse or Turkish stitch (yo, [p|k]2tog) is lace, and can make a very nice scarf.

If you do a hat, use it as an opportunity to learn knitting in the round. The general consensus is that learning the magic loop on cable needles is easier than knitting in the round on double points. If you go with dpn's (double point needles), do *not* get slick ones unless you are using very coarse or fluffy fabric. Wood is best. If the needles slide, get a packet or two of the cheap rubber needle caps and keep all unused needles capped.

I've done two hats myself. I did both flat and seamed them. If you are going to do this, learn to seam properly (mistakes really show, as mine did), and remember that seams become a bit tricky with small stitches or when the stitches start to decrease.

You can also try socks when you get adventurous, though you have to do those in the round. If you want to go into socks, there is as large a cadre here for that as there is for lace. And whatever you do on this side... DO. NOT. EVAH. dis the socks. Oh, how the ladies will clutch their purls like someone let a fart in a church sermon! :-)

KnitRick's picture

Thanks for the great

Thanks for the great advice!!! I will let everyone know when I embark on my first sock project. As for those church ladies...."Whoever smelled it dealt it....LOL

CLABBERS's picture

Just think of it as a

Just think of it as a circular scarf for your head! LOL

Mark

KnitRick's picture

LOL!!!! real cute Mark.

LOL!!!! real cute Mark.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a nice scarf.

That is a nice scarf. Welcome to the fun world of knitting....it is all before you, now. I don't put fringe on things - as a general rule - but that's just one of my personal choices.

KnitteryNinja's picture

Your scarf looks great...and

Your scarf looks great...and it's the Pantone 2012 color of the year! So you are going to be right in style!

scottly's picture

Graphics geek! ;-)

Graphics geek! ;-)

KnitRick's picture

2012 color huh??? Now that

2012 color huh??? Now that was a coincidence....I swear it was. LOL Thanks

chipsir's picture

This is great! As to a

This is great! As to a fringe, there are a few things to consider the most being the fringe tends to tangle when washed(even by Hand) I tend to finge scarves that appear to short, otherwise, it really is a personal choice. Hope to see more projects from you.

chipsir's picture

This is great! As to a

This is great! As to a fringe, there are a few things to consider the most being the finge tends to tangle when washed(even by Hand) I tend to finge scarves that appear to short, otherwise, it really is a personal choice. Hope to see more projects from you.

Bill Basler's picture

Great scarf. I too am not a

Great scarf. I too am not a fan of fringe.

AKQGuy's picture

Great job and

Great job and congratulations. Now the whole wide world of knitting is open to you(not just scarves, but hey whatever keeps the needles clacking), knit on our fiber friend! I myself am not a fringe lover but have been known to add it for gifts to those that adore the fringe (insert sexual innuendo here). Seriously, congrats and hope to many more works from you.

Tom Hart's picture

Nice work, Rick. Beautifully

Nice work, Rick. Beautifully done! I'm looking forward to see what your next one looks like.

TomH's picture

Congratulations. Good job!

Congratulations. Good job!

ronhuber's picture

The scarf is lovely.

The scarf is lovely. Congratulations on finishing it and I hope it is the first of many more projects.