Thursday, October 22, 2009

Need Some Knitting Knowledge

Okay, knitters, where do you go when you are looking for a pattern for a specific item? If I was looking for a sewing pattern, it would be easy, but I don't know much about the world of knitting yet.

9 comments:

agnusdei1996 said...

I'm a relatively new knitter myself. Have you joined ravelry.com? It is free, you just have to request an invitation. It seems to be a fairly popular site with knitters although I haven't fully figured out how to use it yet. Otherwise I've found patterns here or there--from my mom, library books, online, etc.

Elephantschild said...

Google, and Ravelry. Also, the Lion Brand Yarn website has alot, too.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Okay, I did check Lion's website, but they didn't have anything in what I am looking for, a man's slipper. I signed up for Ravelry, which I'm sure I'll enjoy, but no luck with their patterns either, at least in knitting. All their patterns are "nice and warm" and/or felted. Mr. BTEG wants something more breathable, like the crochet slippers his grandmother used to make. Maybe I'll have to learn to crochet?

Thanks for the help!

Elephantschild said...

I think I know the type of slipper you're talking about - and yeah, it's usually crocheted.

What about making a plain old knitted sock in a breathable yarn, like a cotton blend?

Barb the Evil Genius said...

But that would involve knitting a sock! Which would probably involve stuff that I really don't feel up to tackling yet, like casting on multiple needles. Ach!

Faith K. said...

I think I saw a pattern on Ravelry which was basically a granny square that was fashioned into a slipper. I'm faithallison on there. If you friend me, and I run across it later (I think I remember how I came across the thing) I can send it to you... or I can try to link it from here.

Faith

Faith K. said...

Ah ha!! It wasn't on Ravelry (although I may have come across it there too). It was at the Purl Bee. Here's the link.

http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2009/10/7/whits-knits-granny-square-slippers.html

GinoA said...

Faith K, that's Grandma's slipper all right. I'm hoping a knitted version won't be quite so rough on the soles. The knots in the crocheted one always felt like walking on soft-ish gravel.

GinoA said...

BTW, thanks Faith K.