I have reached the end of the semester!! It went by so quickly and there was so much more I wanted to do with knitting. Did I learn as much as I wanted to? Umm not even close! Definitely underestimated knitting! But overall I think that this learning project was a success! I started off with not knowing a thing about knitting. I didn’t even know there was a thing called “the knit stitch” and that’s the most basic stitch :P. Now I can easily win a knit stitch battle if that was ever a thing hahaha. I also learned other stitches that contained the knit and purl stitch! Not only did I learn these things but I also developed a liking for knitting!
At the start of the semester I thought knitting would be a good idea because my one Aunt had all the supplies and it was also something that crossed my mind. I told my Aunt that by November 29th I was going to have an entire sweater knitted. She thought I was crazy and I thought she was crazy for thinking I was crazy!! But it turns out I was the crazy one (did you get that? :P). Although I didn’t actually start to follow a pattern of a blanket, scarf, or even a sweater, what I did accomplish is something I’m still proud of!
- Colour Switching
- Adding a Stitch
- Dropping a Stitch
- Unraveling the Stitches
- Knowing the Difference Between the Purl and Knit Stitch
I could not have done this without YouTube! I used a few websites but it was easier for me to follow on with videos! A big thank you to the channels purllinknitting, GillysCraftWorld, and Studio Knit for making it super easy and fun for people like me to get into knitting. Although I preferred using YouTube the following websites were super helpful:
- A Guide to Circular Knitting Needles
- Get to Know the Different Types of Knitting Needles
- My Simple Knitting
- Knitting: Purl Stitch
- Reading Your Knitting
- The Difference Between a Knit and Purl Stitch
- How to Knit the Seed Stitch
There are more videos and websites that I used but these were the resources that helped me out the most!!
- Organization: it is good to understand the importance of organization when it comes to knitting. From my experience of knitting only blocks of stitches, I’ve learned that you need some sort of set-up to keep things moving on the right track. I was always getting confused as to where I was when knitting. There are always ways to keep yourself organized and focused.
- YouTube is my best friend: as I said above, I found it very easy to learn how to knit through YouTube. I didn’t get as far into this project as I hoped but I can’t even imagine where I’d be if I didn’t have YouTube for this project.
- Don’t be afraid to try new things and don’t give up: there were times in this project that I just wanted to stop and give up. Things got difficult and I got frustrated. It’s good to know that it’s okay to have breaks! People can’t succeed at things in one go. Practice makes perfect! I never thought I’d be able to knit and look at me now!
- I want to do more: even though this project has came to an end, my knitting won’t! I still want to knit a scarf, a blanket, and maybe… just maybe a sweater at some point! The list goes on and all I know is I just scratched the surface of knitting!
Well my learning project has officially come to an end. It has been a great semester, I had so much fun in EDTC 300 and I’ve learned a lot!
Thanks for following along!! 🙂