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StuartWS's picture

I finally finished a scarf I'd be stitching on for a month or so. Next I decided it was time to learn how to do something other than just K and P, so I learned how to S, SSK, PSSO, and a few other basics. I'm new to knitting still, but want a challenge. Not "mission impossible" but something that's not just back and forth. I think I'd like to try a hat. Or maybe something with two colors. I don't know! Any thoughts or ideas? In the meantime I may try the knit along....



eyedoc's picture

I would suggest cables as a

I would suggest cables as a next project. It's still just knit and purl stitches, just slipped and thrown forward or backward on an extra needle! Try a basic stockinette or garter stitch scarf with a cable running down the middle of it. Also, dishclothes are great ways to try out new stitches and techniques. They don't take long to finish and they are VERY useful!

scenter's picture

The hat, or tubular scarves

The hat, or tubular scarves that have been suggested would get you into knitting in the round, as a next step


You could try triangles as the next step - increases and decreases - like MMario's Faux Spanish Lace Shawl, this is still back and forth, but each row lengthens.

Either way would be an easy 'next step'. A third option would be to try something like the Irish Hiking or the Palindrome scarf - which would introduce you to cabling.

I see you are in the Atlanta Area - come and join us at The Whole Nine Yarns in Woodstock for knit night tuesdays 7pm-9pm, or at Knitch in Virginia Highlands Sunday Afternoons about 3-6.

MMario's picture

I think he should take a

I think he should take a sink or swim approach....how about some really intricate heirloom lace knit in the round on incredibly teensy needles with gnat-eyelash thin yarn?

*grin* all kidding aside - knitting in the round would be a logical next step and a hat or tubular scarf a great project.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

albert's picture

Gnats have eyelashes?

Gnats have eyelashes?

PaxKnitter's picture

Don't gnats write in

Don't gnats write in Romanji?

albert's picture

I think the press is tightly

I think the press is tightly controlled in Romanji- the gnats have to be careful about what they write.

Jeff1201PA's picture

I'm still a relatively new

I'm still a relatively new knitter (about a year and a half now), but I agree with Albert that the next logical step would be to try knitting in the round. It's a lot of fun, once you get used to it (pull the 2nd stitch on each new needle extra tight). A hat would be a great project, as would a tubular scarf (my first project in the round). The decreases of a hat might get difficult as you get down to just a few stitches on each stick.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

albert's picture

I think the logical

I think the logical progression would be to try knitting in the round, and yes, a hat would be a good first round project. This will give you a challenge in terms of learning ribbing and decreases. Maybe do a one color hat and when you have done that try some color work. One thing tends to lead to another, and before you know it.............