Knitting wasn’t something I had initially thought I would be doing right now, at this point in my life, or ever for that matter really. How it started was my obsession with hats, (of any kind really, but knit especially) I’ve owned a hat box that remains over flowing. The last hat I bought my mother finally asked why I didn’t just start knitting and make myself hats instead of paying for them. That didn’t sound like a half bad idea. For my birthday I asked for the tools, nothing special just some knitting needles and yarn, my mom provided. She gave me my great grandmothers no. 8′s (now my favorite needles) and some partial hanks she had lying around. She’s quite a lovely woman.
On my 25th birthday I started the learning process, it took me several hours just to accomplish the knit stitch, but the purl stitch came quickly for me. For practice I knit several little items consisting of just those stitches. After a few days of practice I decided I wanted to try and make a scarf, it seemed to be the most logical next step. I didn’t want to do something too fancy, but also didn’t want to do something too simple. So I searched out different knit stitches online until I found one that I liked and thought was “slightly” complicated. I went with the brioche stitch.
Brioche Stitch: Row 1: *yo,sl1,k1* Row 2: *yo,sl1,k2tog* then repeat only row 2 for the pattern. This is the pattern I used for this specific scarf, I know there are other brioche stitch patterns as well.
With this stitch I learned some knitting jargon, which as I progressed and progress I know is insanely important. I learned yo=yarn over, sl1=slip one and k2tog=knit two together. I also learned these skills, which are pretty basic in knitting. Overall, I think I picked a really great stitch to learn and get started on.
It did take a few days to finish and since I only had a partial hank of yarn the scarf was quite short, and in the end I only ended up wearing it once, and then giving it as a birthday present to a little one. This is where I learned the helpfulness of having random knit projects lying around to give as gifts.
Finished Project Photo: