Sometimes I need a challenge, something totally new that I have not done before and that I see others doing and I want to be able to do to. It has happened again, I am seeing such lovely knitted creations all over my Instagram, and I can’t knit! Time to change all of that. I am going to teach myself to knit.
So what am I going to do? Simple, I learn best by doing, so I am going to learn to knit by knitting something and I’ll find out as I go what I need to learn. I went searching in my large pile of patterns for knitting patterns for beginners. Tadah! Found it. This is a perfect pattern for learning to knit; the Shawl of Secrets designed by Sarah Knight. The pattern is available as a Scheepjes After Party booklet in English Print, Dutch Print (Nederlands), or as a digital download on Ravelry.
I rummaged through my insane amount of yarn and found just what I needed to make the Shawl of Secrets, beautiful balls of Scheepjes Secret Garden yarn. I do not have the exact yarn colors from the pattern, but I do have similar shades, so I’ll just swop a few colors around and it will work out just fine. Scheepjes Secret Garden is available from Wool Warehous (UK/Int), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), Love Crochet/Knitting (US), and many other Scheepjes stockists.
I don’t actually have any knitting needles, so I bought myself a Knit Pro starter set and I am all set to go. The pattern asked for 4.5mm needles which were not in the set, so I am using 5mm instead. I feel like I am stepping over to the dark side…. I will keep you posted on how this adventure is going.
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