My First Project

The Other Andrew's picture

After having not knitted since I was a kid, a more than a 30 years hiatus, I decided to pick up the needles again. I've just completed my first project, a beanie in a beautiful deep purple "Silkroad Aran Tweed" yarn from Jo Sharp (a wool/silk/cashmere mix). Not the hardest project in the world, a simple beanie with a single rib edge and 5 spiral decreases, but I'm inordinately pleased and proud of it. First project down, many to go hopefully!


The Other Andrew's picture

Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!

BronxKnit's picture

That hat looks great, good

That hat looks great, good color and it seems to fit quite nicely. Welcome back to knitting, it really is an all-consuming hobby.


Kerry's picture

Welcome to MWK, I hope you

Welcome to MWK, I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.

Stephen450's picture

Great looking hat! I've yet

Great looking hat! I've yet to knit a hat, but it's on my list of items to try and they would complement my stash of scarves that I knitted last winter. Do you have a pattern for this hat, or did you just wing it?

The Other Andrew's picture

scb2467, I winged it. I

scb2467, I winged it. I measured my head, worked out my guage, did the maths to figure out how many rows I needed for the spiral decreases and then subtracted that from the total measurements. The geek in me loved that part.

MMario's picture

welcome back to

welcome back to knitting!

*warning* membership on this site *does* feed the addiction. Of course, sometimes that is a good thing.

MMario - Can anybody tell me what year it is?

kiwiknitter's picture

A well-done beanie!

A well-done beanie! Recently I did a jumper in this same knitting wool in the same colour. I really like the finished product. So, what's next?

Cheers from across the Tasman!

grandcarriage's picture

Very becoming.... Congrats

Very becoming....
Congrats and welcome back to the fold...

My 2cents, and I'm paying....

TomH's picture

Congratulations on beginning

Congratulations on beginning again. I trust you know this knitting thing is highly addictive ... Welcome aboard.