1st knitting project


#1

Been working on this since last Sunday and skipped a few days.

If there are any knitting nerds (like me as of this project :rabbit:), this is a basketweave scarf using these directions. 9mm needles on weight 6 yarn.

Further details available on request but I’m just getting started so I don’t know much. :laughing:

Discourse has some interesting ideas about what this post is related to …


#2

cool color :^)


#3

Well done. That’s looking awesome. :thumbsup:
I’m not a knitting nerd (I leave that to my wife) but I weave (card, inkle and previously 48" countermarche) and stitch.

Crochet Yoda approves of your work. (made by Mrs.Martian for me as a birthday gift to go with an R2D2 Xbox. )


#4

Crochet Yoda is amaaazing. :smiley: Wow, that smiley is terrifying. :rabbit:


#5

Yoda is cute!
“May the Yarn be with you!”


#6

Just ordered a whole bunch of assorted metallic, luminescent and retroreflective yarns. Dunno what the hell we’re going to make, but it’s going to be bloody sparkly. :sparkles: :sparkler:


#7

I just ordered some more yarn myself. Nothing sparkly but I hope to have three scarves knitted by Christmas Solstice. If not more. :slight_smile: Yarn is ridiculously tempting.


#8

That looks ambitious for a first project. But perhaps that’s just because I was in 4th grade when they made me learn it.


#9

Maybe. :laughing: I’m just counting myself lucky that the ineffable forces of my subconscious decided on a relatively simple pattern instead of demanding entrelac or cabling on my first time out.


#10

Sure is. One of my suppliers does a great silk/stainless steel blend yarn. Knit it on larger needles and you get a loose, open, textural garment that holds it’s shape. Not the most practical stuff and far from easy to work with though.


#11

Could this material be used for making conductive paths through the resulting garment, for attaching electronics (LEDs, sensors…)?


#12

Wouldn’t be my first choice. It’s not shielded and would short on itself very easily and whacking it on the meter gives me a 45 Ohm resistance for 10cm.
The stainless component of the thread is as fragile as Michael Clarke facing a pace bowler (sorry, watching the cricket at the moment. :wink: ) and it’s really there to provide shine and structure.

You could try blending some thin Litz wire with a suitable garment thread by spinning the two together with a power drill or similar and adding a light spray adhesive to help them take. It’d be a little thicker than this stuff, but way more reliable.


#13

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