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In my determined quest to learn all there is re knitting, I found these small projects quite fun. Following a pattern is a bit of a chore. I have gathered yarns with no thought to what their final use is to be…in other words, I have a ‘stash’! Now, most (no, ALL) patterns state not only the fiber/yarn/specific brand to use, gauge and needle size are also written into a pattern. OH Dear. So rigid and confining.
I have found what I most enjoy are the ‘top-down’ patterns. Needles are selected based on the the desired resulting fabric with the yarn used. Then knitting is easy. With the opportunity to try on as the piece progresses. Quite enjoyable.