Help! Absolute Beginner

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MrsDoylesPumpkinSpiceLatte Wed 28-Nov-18 20:14:40

In a stroke of inspiration I've just brought
this really pretty wool from Aldi However I'm now googling knitting patterns online and getting really lost.
The label says I need size 4mm knitting needles, each ball is 100g 180m (approx) and 100% acrylic
Can somebody help me define what kind of yarn it is? And a good starter pattern, I'm thinking of a nice scarf or shawl.

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TheWoollybacksWife Wed 28-Nov-18 20:20:38

If the label says 4mm needles then it is likely to be double knitting (DK) yarn.

Have a look at Ravelry for patterns. It's free to register and you can search by craft, yarn type etc. Many patterns are free too.

MrsDoylesPumpkinSpiceLatte Wed 28-Nov-18 20:25:04

Oh brilliant, thank you Woollybacks Wife. I'll take a look.

Can't wait to get started

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TheWoollybacksWife Wed 28-Nov-18 20:26:16

For example I have just searched on Ravelry for "Scarf" and got 18,000+ results. Filtering these by "knitting", "free availability", "DK", ""has photo" and "difficulty - easy" narrows it down to just over 250 options. I like the Seafoam Scarf.

PlinkPlink Wed 28-Nov-18 20:31:59

Jumping on here as I love a good knit and am getting sick of creating patterns in my head.

Nice link to Ravelry. There's another knitting website - the name of which escapes me, but it's bloody extortionate for patterns! 😂

FlaviaAlbia Wed 28-Nov-18 20:42:47

You've sent me down a rabbit hole looking at patterns, I'm not sure think link will work until you sign up but Ravelry is amazing and free so you definitely should smile

www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#weight=dk&photo=yes&pc=scarf%7Cshawl-wrap&view=large_mobile&sort=popularity&availability=free&ratings=5&craft=knitting

Something likr this would work really well with that yarn and show off the Colorado changes

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/truly-triangular-scarf

YouTube is amazing for instructions on how to do different stitches and if you don't yet have a preferred technique you could try both continental and English style knitting, the yarn is held in different hands for both and one will probably be more intuitive for you.

FlaviaAlbia Wed 28-Nov-18 20:43:33

Colour!!! Not Colorado! confused

MrsDoylesPumpkinSpiceLatte Wed 28-Nov-18 21:31:03

Thank you so much, I've gone on to Ravelry and downloaded a couple of patterns, There are some lovely paetterns. I'll keep you up to date with my progress grin

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