my first (real) knitting project was… do you remember fun fur?
i was in the craft aisle at meijer, or another big box store, and was taken aback with the PLETHORA of colorful furry skeins of yarn piled up on the shelves. i grabbed two purple skeins and some susan bates (right?) straight needles that were about 12 feet long. my mom taught me to knit when I was a young child…and surprisingly, i remembered how to cast on and knit (i actually was knitting tbl but didn’t realize it until later)…anyway, out of this a scarf was born and gifted to my then 6ish year old stepdaughter.
a friend asked me to help her get started knitting. she picked out the GAP-tastic cowl by jen geigley…have you seen it? well, 12,000+ projects can’t be wrong! it is truly a beautiful knit…but geez endless seed stitch! and….well…is this really a good first knit?
for someone who hasn’t yet mastered the knit or purl, i’m not sure it is. it is a tad more difficult to read your knitting and maneuvering the yarn forward and backward may be challenging. luckily, my friend is a fearless and quick learner. she just needs to loosen her death grip on the needles.
oh, and random new knitter tip…avoid dark/black yarn for your first few projects. it’s way too hard to see.