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Look out, granny, I'm casting on!
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PawPrince
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

...And I have a question for anyone versed in the grandmotherly arts of yarncraft and other such witchery. When ye olde arcane pattern calls for "stocking stitch" --- is that the same thing as stockinette, as in knit, purl, knit, purl?
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hathorcat
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

Yes...I have always called it a stocking stitch but my mum calls it a stockinette..."stockinette, dahling" [think Rainbow Dash G3 voice when she does this lol]...but I think I call it that because when I was learning I couldnt remember "stockinette"...one row knit, two row purl, and repeat!

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melodys_angel
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

I fail in the mastery that is knitting xD

One of these days I would love to get my nonna to teach me though^^

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PawPrince
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

Thanks hathorcat, I figured that's probably all it was, but wasn't sure.

melodys_angel wrote:
I fail in the mastery that is knitting xD

One of these days I would love to get my nonna to teach me though^^

LOL, I used to watch my grandma do it when I was a kid. She always told me that knitting is too difficult, and wouldn't teach me. Well... I figured it out. Poke Tounge I'm not super great at it, but the needlework itself is not too difficult. It's like crocheting sideways. Silly
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JazzMatazz
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Joined: Mar 15, 2006
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

I've been knitting for 12 years... and Crochet for 3 months. I'm slightly embarrassed to say I'm 10x better at Crocheting! Ravelry.com is a great free pattern site/social network. I'm jazzmatazz29 on there. It's a great skill to learn and to get decent at it it takes a lot of practice and once you understand one well it's easy to switch back and forth cause you can see the stitches easier with a trained eye so learning the other form is easy peasy.

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kaoskat
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

Ummmmmm....... Not a clue? Whatcha making?

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bewilderness
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

I want to learn to knit, but trying to figure it out by looking at books...so much fail lol. I can't figure it out.

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PawPrince
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

kaoskat wrote:
Ummmmmm....... Not a clue? Whatcha making?

A hideous dish rag, for starters. Sarcasm I will probably just unravel it. Such a thing has no place in my kitchen!

I bought knitting supplies to make some new ear pads for my headphones, because I didn't feel like spending $20 on new pads for a $150 set. But I wanted to brush up on my stitching first, and I actually needed pot holders and dish rags anyway... Roll Eyes

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FlyingPonyMonster
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Joined: Feb 02, 2011
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

Wow I think that's pretty good!! I knit but not very well Smile

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

Wow! I've been able to knit since I was about 7 but never done a complicated looking pattern like that! I've just made teddy bears and blankets for charity.
At school we had a knitting group with one of the parents coming in to teach us. We sat around knitting and telling ghost stories YAY!

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KiwiSquirtBottle
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Joined: Jul 06, 2011
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Look out, granny, I'm casting on!

I don't knit, but I live with someone who does. She's become such a yarn snob that now we take it from raw wool, dye it, spin it, etc.

Your work looks good so far, though! Keep it up!
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