Learning to knit and purl

So I recently was taught how to knit by a friend. I learned how to cast on and do the simple knit and purl stitches. Fortunately, I know how to crochet, so I caught on fairly quickly. I’m starting to really master it now, and have decided it’s time to tackle a “real” project instead of continuing to make blobs (i.e. never ending rows of stitches).

So, for my first project I am making….(drumroll, please!)…this nifty bolero:


I found this free pattern on Pinterest (where else?!).  And I’m pretty excited to try it out.


Wish me luck!! I’ll post about my progress semi regularly (hopefully I will have positive progress to share), so stay tuned!

Are you a knitter? If so, what are you working on right now? If not, would you like to be? Or are you crafty in some other way? I’d love to hear all about it!!

6 thoughts on “Learning to knit and purl

    • I was actually surprised how easy it is to crochet, and I’m finding that knitting is not nearly as scary as I had feared! I know enough sewing to be dangerous, but I’m certainly no expert!

  1. Kelly says:

    I’m not sure I’m coordinated enough to knit. My grandma tried to teach me once as a kid, it wasn’t pretty. Ha ha ha. I love all kinds of other crafts, especially those involving home decor of some sort.

    • Yes, I did find that knitting takes more coordination than crocheting- I guess it’s the whole two-needle thing? But I found once I got into a rhythm it was very doable!

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