Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Four Most Important Knitting Rules*

*In my opinion

1.) Buy more yarn than you think you will use. You can always find uses for leftover yarn.

2.) Admire your work very often.

3.) Do your gauge swatch (tension square in the UK). Yes, even if it’s a blanket or scarf and you don’t need precise measurements, do your homework. The advantages are more than just getting gauge. You also get used to the pattern, find out whether you enjoy knitting it, and discover where you are most likely to make mistakes. And you end up with a coaster, potholder, or table mat – a little souvenir of everything you knit and give away.

4.) No knitting late at night.