My first ever knitting project
by Jenny Tippin
(Wiltshire, United Kingdom)
So was persuaded by my mum to get a round loom and try to knit hand warmers (I'm allergic to wool). I bought one and after trying many many times to get the thing started I finally managed to get it going. I started with an e-loop knit and carried on with a one-over-one stitch. I continued with this until I had enough to cover my palm and then attempted to make the thumb hole... Again this took several attempts, my first attempt (left glove) didn't work so well, the second glove worked better, but I don't really know how...
After making the thumb hole I continued with a one-over-two stitch for about 2.5 inches, then an inch of one-over-one, then finished with a one-over-two section also about 2.5 inches. Then to cast off I did a Flat bind off.
As a first ever project in the realms of knitting it was probably a bit ambitious but now I seem to be having more trouble trying to do a scarf!!
Forgive me if I get terms wrong... it's all new to me :)
(I used this website for ideas on knitting hand warmers: http://mellismishmash.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/loom-knitted-wrist-warmersfingerless-gloves-tutorial/)