What? I can Knit???

I don’t know, but I’m finally going to give it a try!

Well, I can knit.  I can knit one, purl one, but I never learned to cast on or off.  Like, just because I can run for the bus, it doesn’t make me a runner, because I can do the very basics, I’m definitely not a knitter…Yet.

I received this fabulous package in the post last week, which contains a knit and crochet pattern using the same yarn with the full intention of crocheting like mad, but the knitted version just spoke to me.  I had to ask my friends on Instagram, knit or crochet?  The resounding response was KNIT!

I love the stripey pattern, and I love the texture as well.  And as it’s really a simple knit a row purl a row with a few increases thrown in it should be totally manageable, right? Right?

So I went out at the weekend and bought myself a pair of knitting needles.  The first pair of needles I have ever owned, and they’re circular to boot!  Nothing like jumping in the deep-end, is there.

I chose Rainforest out of the huge amount of colour combinations, and I’m so happy I did!  Usually I wouldn’t go for green, but that Cruise shade of Invicta Colour was calling my name so I had no choice in the end, really.

I absolutely love the colour selection.  If I hadn’t gone for Rainforest, I would have chosen Fun Fair.  Which would you choose?


But, I haven’t even told you the best bit about these kits yet. A portion of the proceeds from each kit sold are going to KIKA to help in the fight against childhood cancer, so you’ll be helping a great cause as well.

There are stockists all over the Netherlands where you can pick up these fabulous kits.  If you’re local to Almere, buy local too and visit Caro’s Atelier, and if you’re outside Holland, dermamores.com ships worldwide!

Now, to step outside my comfort zone and start knitting.  Yikes!


6 responses to “What? I can Knit???

  1. Pingback: KIKA Scarf – turns out I can knit afterall! | MissNeriss

  2. Yay for you for trying something new! I love this project and the colors you’ve picked (but then again, I love almost ALL color combo’s …..). Can’t wait to see your knitting progress, Nerissa! Marianne xx

  3. I was thinking EXACTLY the same!! And you KNOW I am a crocheter like nothing else. I may try and knit this shawl or maybe I’ll covert the stripey pattern from a knit to a crochet pattern… can’t be that hard I think? Using DC or TR? Something like this??

  4. Hello Nerissa nice yarn and project. I love to knit and crochet as wel but I’ve never used a round needle! Will you give us an update about how to work with that type of needle?

    • Hi Carla, the circular needles are great! They’re taking a bit of getting used to as the wire is flopping around in my way a bit, but I think that’s because my work is still very narrow. I think once the shawl gets bigger, they will be a godsend. I’ll post a progress report next week though.

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