Saturday, September 14, 2013

If I could Knit...

Maybe it's because I attend a women's college, but everyone around here seems to knit (and wear very cute knitted things.) Always during lectures there is someone, or multiple someones, quietly knitting in their seat. In the student center? Yup, knitting. Anyway, my roommate was showing me a knitting magazine she has which is inspired by the Harry Potter series, and I realized that I might like to learn to knit. Uh oh. As if I didn't have enough things to be doing. Anyway, here are a few patterns I've seen online (free and not) which I would love to make, if I could knit.



Dragon's Rest Shawl on Ravelry - $5
















There are also a few books I've head are worth checking out, namely: DomiKNITrix: Whip your Knitting into Shape by Jennifer Stafford and Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn by Genevieve Miller (the "bloody" scarf on the cover is soooo my speed.)

Do any of you knit? If so, what are your favorite patterns?

11 comments:

  1. Those stocking, and that skirt, are amazing. Thanks for these links!

    And yeah, you should learn to knit. It's great for down time. :)

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  2. I one time saw a combination of knitting and scalemail... that was really really cool. I'd love to learn that. those knitted tights up there...wow... that must be REALLY hard to do.

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  3. That bat shawl is so cute! Now I want to learn knitting too. :)

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  4. I love that bat shawl and the neck cozy, but knitting stockings? That sounds like a challenge...:P
    My boyfriend's mom knits awesome stuff, she promised to teach me how to do it, it's ust a shame that we live countries apart...maybe during our Cristmas visit? ;)

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  5. My mum taught me the basics of knitting when I was little, but I never really enjoyed it back then. Nowadays, I would love to be able to knit nice things, but I don't really have the skill (or time!) to do so :3

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  6. I really need to learn to knit as well and crochet too because there are so many cute things I could make if I could. These items you posted are great! My auntie has promised to teach me, I need to go and stay with her for a while I think!

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  7. The bat shawl! And the stockings! And the bat shawl! Best of luck--I never got past the scarf stage. :)

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  8. That Harry Potter knit magazine sounds amazing! And I love that skirt at the end!
    A lot of those pictures are crocheted, not knitted by the way. You should give it a shot! Both knitting and crocheting are tons of fun. There's this lovely site called Ravelry that you should check out. I think you have to create an account to view anything, but it's worth it! There's LOADS of free patterns that people post up. Endless. You'll go crazy :]

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    1. All of those items are knit, not crocheted. I've seen all but two of them (the stockings) and I can vouch for their knitted goodness. You can also tell by the way the garments drape. Crochet creates a much firmer, less flexible fabric while knitting creates a flexible, stretchy fabric.

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  9. Knitting isn't difficult (but turning out a beautiful project is). Your father's first scarf from me rolled up like a long black sausage. I think you could learn online or when you come home I'll teach you. Remember your rose-colored blanket? I knitted that for you- it wasn't that hard, just took a long time.

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  10. This is super cool. If I didn't live on the other side of the world, where it's almost summer, I'd start making this now.

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