I have been taking knitting classes on and off for about eight months and I have learned that there is nothing quick about knitting. You need to practice and with practice you get better at it. Given that I am someone who likes to master one stitch before moving on to another, I think I can safely say that I have mastered the garter and purl stitches. I am just having a bit of trouble doing the back and forth - you know the knit 1 purl 2 or knit 2 purl 2. I lose track.....ah, well, what can I say, I'm still practicing. Making progress though!
This beautiful blanket by "The Purl Bee" is as easy as one, two, three. It is straight garter stitch. Nothing easier than that. You can follow the pattern and use all seven of the colors or you can switch it up and just make a few stripes where you please.
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