Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Kanoko Pants {Yarn Along}

07 November 2012

Kanoko Pants {Yarn Along}

Charis's Kanoko pants have been on the backburner the last few weeks due to knitting Christmas gifts, but yesterday, I picked them up and knit a gusset, did a kitchener stitch, and am knitting one of the legs.  Unfortunately, I can't show pictures of those knitting projects due to family reading my blog.

Kanoko Pants
Yarn for Christmas knitting

I am not reading too much these days due to knitting during free time, instead of reading.  I am reading Colossians for my own devotions.

I'm looking for tips on teaching someone to knit.  One of my friends asked if I could teach her, and I've NEVER taught anyone to knit, so I don't know where to start.  My mum taught me how to cast on, knit, and purl, everything else I learned from KnittingHelp.com.  Do any of you have tips on where to start?  Please help.  I'm going to her house on Friday.

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  1. My best advice is size 10 needles, worsted weight yarn (not in a dark color), and a simple project such as a garter stitch scarf just to learn cast on, knit, and bind off. You could "graduate" your student to a knitted washcloth incorporating stockinette stitch or a simple headband to introduce other stitches. Most of all, have fun!

  2. Lisa had some good tips! The few times I've taught someone, I started them on the knit stitch and didn't teach casting on right away. If you cast on for her, she'll have something to practice with for a while and casting on can be the next thing to work on.

    We had a little pattern we would say: "stick it in, put it around and whomp it!" I think my sister came up with that nonsense word when we were little, and it is a bit childish...but maybe it will help. ;)

  3. you tube! Use you tube. If she has access, it's handy to watch someone else & then you can work together on fine tuning.
    Love that purple yarn! Gorgeous shade!

  4. You simply must try listening to things while you knit! There's Librivox (practically anything that is in the public domain), Sermon Audio (including Spurgeon and our own pastor), The Bible, Podcasts (on my iPod I have Ravi Zacharias, Joe Morecraft, Frederick Bastiat's The Law & Economics, Good Mythical Morning (for fun), and Vodie Baucham. And then there is Overdrive Media through the library system too!

    And I second the youtube suggestion! Lots of good help there when there is not live body around to help!

  5. wish i knew how to knit!! thats so awesome Sarah!! good job!