Congrats, you've found the knitting blog of Falloutboywholived. Broke college knitter of many fandoms, just trying to knit all the yarns (and maybe make a couple bucks).
A small sample of my work can be found here
Can any knitters offer assistance with knitting a hood? I have a sweater, I want to add a hood to it, I can’t figure out how. I know I have to do something with picking up stitches around the neckline, knitting up with increases in the middle… but I can only find patterns for the square-topped/pointy hoods, and I’m hooping for a more rounded look. I imagine it would be something like turning the heel of a giant sock with additional in-between rows, but I can’t quite figure it out… anyone have any tips/links/patterns? I’d love you forever!
sarahh-sunshinee: Thank you so much! I know how to knit/purl on circular and straight needles but i want to make something other than scarves haha. I'm self taught in that and also crocheting so my hope is to be able to figure it out on my own also
If you really just absolutely can not get the hang of double pointed needles, there’s also the magic loop method using one really long circular. You can also knit pretty small circumferences things using two circular needles of the same size (but not necessarily the same length).
I only own DPNs in a few sizes because I’m cheap and also lose those short tiny things all the time. Although for those two methods you’ll probably want circulars with really flexible cords. (because trust me, there are some inflexible cheap ones out there that will just make your life more difficult)
I’m going to go ahead and publish this, because double points are really difficult for a lot of people.
Okay so i want to learn how to use double pointed knitting needles .. Is it hard to learn?
It’s extremely useful and worth the effort, but at first it can feel like wrestling a porcupine.
I hope that helps! Good luck :)
I wish etsy would let me set up and design my shop before listing any items or opening up.
I don’t know of one with exactly that ratio, but I’ve found both Plymouth Encore (25/75) and Cascade Pacific (40/60) to be good yarns, and reasonably priced.
Thanks! I’m just trying to stay around the 30/70 range so those are great suggestions. I’ll have to check them out for sure. Thanks again!