Here’s How to be a Better Knitter in 7 Easy Steps.

Like any learned skill, knitting is something you can get better at, and it’s not as hard as you might have imagined. Here’s how you can be better in these easy steps!

01. Read the whole pattern before you start
Just like anything else knowing what you’re doing is essential for everyone. Even the most skilled knitters can make mistakes. Even though you might just want to skim through the pattern take your time and go through the whole thing. This will ensure you have everything ready before you can start your knit or is the knit requires skills you may not have come across before.

02. Don’t be afraid to try new skills
Learning new skills can be intimidating. The lack of familiarity and experience leaves a lot of room for failure but that is why you need to do it. If there’s a skill you haven’t tried or tried only once or twice don’t be afraid to try it again. This will make you familiar with the technique and help you master it as you go on.

03. Practice. Practice. Practice!
Keeping your practice up is key when it comes to knitting. Keeping your skills brushes up with loads of practice will pay huge dividends as time goes on. This ensures you never lose touch of your skills and knit the best you can every time.

04. Carry your knit wherever you go
It is good practice to carry your knits wherever you go. Take advantage of any opportunity that you get to complete you r project or just practice as you go. Travelling to places or sitting in public gives you plenty of time and opportunity to polish your skills and keep your hands busy.

05. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
It’s you knit and you can do whatever you want! Keep yourself open to ideas and do whatever you want to. Making mistakes is how you’ll learn to fix them and you’ll be a better knitter at the end. So try new things and see yourself improve as you go.

06. Have lots of patience
As they say, patience is a virtue, and it is especially important while knitting. You may come across failures or long stretches of tedious tasks but you need to have patience. All good things in life take time and you know for a fact that the end result is going to be worth it!

07. Have a cup of tea nearby
Like all things in life even knitters need their fuel to keep them going. So, never forget to prepare yourself a cup of tea before you’re ready to pick up your needles and create your wonderful designs into reality!

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Orange Cable Sweater

Yarn: Vardhman Microshine Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 450 g

Front: Cast on 130 sts and knit 1X1 border of 2”. Then start with purl knit and cable in the middle of the panel after every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 9”. Knit a mesh design of 2-2 sts till 17”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 3-2-1 manner. Knit for 3” and shape the neckline in V-shape along with the cable in 4” and keep 28-28 sts for shoulder.

Back: Knit same as front but the shape for the neckline to be round in 1” only.

Sleeves: Cast on 56 sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 2”. Then start with purl knit and in every 6th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 17.5”. Decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole shape and cast off all the sts in 3”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick the back neck sts and increase 32 sts in front to knit 1X1 rib border for 1” and cast off.

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Beige & Green Mix Sweater

With its natural colors, here is introducing a sweater ideal for an outdoor picnic or a trekking expedition.

Yarn: Microshine knitting yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 450 g

Front :- Cast on 110 sts and knit 1X1 border of 2.5”. Then start with plain knit after every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 8.5”.
Knit for 1” then in every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 7”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 3-2-1 manner. Knit for 3.5” and shape the neckline round in 4”.
Knit the pattern as per the graph measuring 8.5” above the border and Keep 26-26 sts for shoulder.

Back:- Knit same as front but the shape of the neckline is to be round in 1” only.

Sleeves:- Cast on 46 sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 2.5”. Then start with plain knit and in every 6th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 16”.
After knitting 10” implement the design of the picture of the pullover then decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole shape and cast off all the sts in 3”.
Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck :- Pick neck sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 1.5” and cast off.

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Pink & Grey Mix Sweater

Yarn: Vardhman Caliber Plus Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 550 g

Front: Cast on 130 sts and knit 1X1 border of 3”. Then start knitting with the geometrical design as per the graph and proceed with wide cable pattern. After every 8th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 15”. Knit for 1” then in every 8th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 7”. Later, start shaping the armhole diagonally up to 1.5”, knitting a pattern according to the graph 7.5” and cast of. Knit the back panel similarly.

Sleeves: Cast on 56 sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 3”. Then start knitting according to the graph and in ever y 6th-row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 18.5”. After knitting 1.5” implement the design as per the graph diagonally till 7.5” and cast off. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick neck and the sleeves sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 4” and cast off.

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