Knit Camp is now in full swing, and today's tutorial, up on Kat's blog, is for casting on. I have written two different cast on methods for you, so you can choose which one to try, or try both! The cable method is most similar to the knit stitch, so is good preparation for that, but can be tricky for complete beginners. If you are a complete beginner, you might prefer to try the thumb method, as this is really quite easy to tackle. The only drawback with this one is that the first row can end up a little loopy if you're not careful. All I would say is, try try and try again, and don't expect your first attempts to be perfect. I love this quote by Aristotle: "The best way for a student to get out of difficulty is to go through it."
Before I became a knitwear designer, I was a violin teacher for more than a decade, and I thought I would try and apply some lateral thinking to see what I could squeeze out of my experiences as a music teacher to try and help the campers learning to knit.
Today, we will start with looking at 'Practice'.
Practice - the most common thing that springs to mind about practice is the much mis-quoted saying 'practice makes perfect'. However, only perfect practice makes perfect! Here are some tip for practising, which can as easily be applied to knitting as to music
There are many more things I could write about practice, but these principles will hopefully get you thinking for now, and help with the first tutorial. Don't forget to join the facebook page for help when you get stuck, and for sharing your progress and photos of your work.
Happy casting on!
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