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They Don't Know That We Know They Know We Know

When I first started knitting, my teacher encouraged us to read and learn about different types of fibers and to watch Youtube videos on knitting stitches. But that was it. The most we discussed finishing was how to weave in ends. We never talked about how to care for knits or finishing techniques like blocking. I do understand that in a beginning knitting course, there isn't a lot of time to go over every single thing a knitter will need to know. I think the entire class maybe met four or five times, and we spent the majority of the time just practicing. We learned to cast on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, how to bind off, and how to weave in ends. And then we were thrust into the wide world of knitting completely on our own.

I joined a knitting group very shortly after completing the class. I didn't know these magical things existed, but I knew I wanted friends that knit. Unfortunately, the first group I joined was less than helpful. I never felt like I could ask question…

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