I want to knit (there's nothing to do and it's 5* outside)

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by chicken_angler, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Well it is too cold for me to go outside so I want to try knitting. My mom is letting me use her needles. She showed me how to knit and I get the basics of it. She is at work now so she cant help me lol. I want to make my brother a scarf. I started making one that is going to be about 4 inches wide.

    My ? is this--- The needle is a size 1. Is that too small to use for a scarf? I only have (1) size 15. My brother broke the other one a while back. Can I make a scarf out of a size 1 needle? I already started with it but it is really slow. Should I try crocheting a scarf instead?

    Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year!!


    P.S. I know I am a guy but there is nothing to do here since it is so cold. It takes your breathe away when you go outside.
  2. MrGreenJeans

    MrGreenJeans Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    I'm definitely no expert on knitting, but I started trying about a month ago or so, and I'm a guy too so hey - I feel your pain [​IMG]

    Size 1 seems awfully small for a scarf. You certainly can do it, but it will require alot more stitches. Here's a website I've found helpfull (complete with videos):


    Check out the video on how to make your own needles. Depending on what you have laying around the house, you might be able to make do. You can check around for needle size information, I'd shoot for something around a quarter inch diameter. That would put you somewhere close to a size 10 which is probably much easier to work with for a project such as a scarf. Good Luck and stay warm !
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Thanks for the link I will try to make some bigger needles.

  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I cant find the video on how to make bigger needles. Can you tell me where it is on there?
  5. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I started knitting in November, I did 7 projects, And I'm a guy, So its normal. My Dads friend which is a guy said that every guy (If they want to) should Knit.

    Yes its sort of small. Im working on no projects.
    I'm thinking of making my own patterns, (Like what I did for the 7 projects).

    I'm on the sticky side of knitting. Yes its cold here to. but I still go out side four times a day. I try to knit.

    have fun knitting.
  6. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    If you have a crochet hook it might be quicker to go that route.

    Crochet is just as easy!
  8. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    i am not good on american sizes for needles but I will check out my patterns and see.

    I am in the Uk and I am sat here knitting too. lol...

    Good to hear of so many guys knitting.

    be right back..

  9. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Yeah I have one of those. The link that MrGreenJeans gave a few posts back has a video on how to make needles. I am going to see if I can make some bigger ones.
  10. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    Gentlemen, we have a Quilting/Crocheting forum on here that you can join, Several of the ladies on there also knit. We also have an adopt a fellow Hooker Brother/Sister on here as well. It's a fun group of people and we could use some more men on there. [​IMG]

    The ladies are very helpful with suggestions and tips and hints on how to proceed with a project or where to go to get yarn or fabric.

    Look under the hobbys/crafts header and join us.

    I don't knit, but do quilt and crochet.


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