Knitting Graduation of Sorts

Blogged under crochet and knitting by Tammy on Tuesday 7 June 2011 at 10:10 am

After making two scarves using monster size 13 knitting needles and Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, I am now moving on to making scarf number three with smaller size 10 knitting needles (6mm) and left over Caron acrylic yarn from the afghan I made for tornado victims. A pound of yarn sure goes a long way!

I actually like the thick yarn and big needles, even though it makes me feel like Wilma Flintstone, and I plan to make another scarf using them, but that scarf will be for a friend, so I want to get my technique polished a little more. I’m still working on getting an even gauge to my stitches, but I’m getting more confident. After this third scarf, I plan tackle purl stitch.


  1. Comment by Cyndi L — June 10, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    I have friends who use teeny-weeny little needles and make things like socks! Somehow I can’t seem to graduate (downward) from giant needles…oh well 🙂

  2. Comment by Tammy — June 10, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Socks are “in” right now to knit and also crochet. I just don’t see that happening with me for a good long while!

  3. Comment by Eileen — June 11, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    I wouldn’t ask this if I didn’t know you are an English prof, Tammy, but since you’re decreasing needle size, what’s the appropriate antonym for “graduate”? I Googled and couldn’t find a good one 😉

  4. Comment by Tammy — June 12, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    @Eileen – That’s an interesting question. I think it depends on how you use the word. In my title I’ve got “graduation,” so it’s being used as a noun. I mean to suggest that I’m moving onto more difficult knitting since it’s easier to knit with larger needles than smaller ones. So I’m graduating (now a verb) as far as skill level. If you use “graduate” as a noun, then maybe “undergraduate” would work as the antonym for it?

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