Bad Weaving and Learning New Stitches .. free knitting pattern

knittingfaggotstitch1I popped over to Barbara Breiter’s site Knitting on the Net  and checked out her free patterns.  There was a scarf pattern using a stitch  called the faggot stitch.  I didn’t have the size yarn that she used in her pattern, but I figured I could see the pattern stitch well using size 10 needles and fingering baby yarn… wow… this is knittingfaggotstitch2wonderful.  This would make a fabulous shawl using small yarn and bigger needles… especially something in a metallic or glitz. 

The pattern is extremely simple… found here on Barbara’s free pattern page.  It’s called Easy Scarf for Beginners.

It’s been a horrible week for my weaving.  See photo and weep with weavingbadme…sigh   This is about 4 feet long…and now I will be un-weaving it.  I really thought I had the warps with the same amount of tension on each one…but I guess not.   I think I will come back using a cotton warp… this can be very disheartening and I don’t think I want to do it

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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2 Responses to Bad Weaving and Learning New Stitches .. free knitting pattern

  1. Ann Bedell Hunt says:

    Oh my gosh, how in the world does one UNweave something? You would have to cut it from the loom, yes? (You can tell I’m not a weaver.) Surely you can think of something to do with 4 feet of fabric with just the tiniest little bit of skew. Doesn’t this fall under the Galloping Horse rule? If they can’t tell there’s a problem from a galloping horse, then there’s no problem. At any rate, I have a new respect for weavers.

  2. Deirdre Rooney says:

    I belong to a group in Toronto, Canada, called Streetknit, a loose collective of women (and so far one enthusiastic man) of all ages and abilities, from stereotypical grannies to mod hipsters and everyone in between. We meet once a week in a local restaurant/pub to chat, drink copious cups of coffee or green tea and knit from donated wool, warm winter scarves, hats and mitts that are then distributed to local homeless shelters. We are honoured to have the luxury of participating. Your site is inspirational (and thanks for the link to Barbara Breiter’s site, too).

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