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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Vizcaya

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I finished my second garment last week and I really think I’m starting to get the hang of this knitting thing! That’s not to say it was without mistakes, though. I’m pretty sure I created the most massively horrible dropped stitch of all time (I haven’t done any research on this, but I’m confident it’d at least crack the top five).

In spite of that, I feel like I’m getting a lot better at spotting and correcting errors as I go. I’ve come a long way from when I was first learning to knit!

I decided to make Vizcaya, from booklet #332 Berroco Floret, after trying it on for our What to Knit video. I did a better job of documenting the process this time, so I thought it’d be fun to tell you about it in a video. Enjoy!

Want to share your own knitting/crochet adventures? Make a YouTube video about your latest finished object and send the link to apalumbo@berroco.com. Be sure to include the name of the project and the designer, where people can find the pattern (if there is one) and any interesting stories about the process…modifications, mistakes, etc. I’ll add it to our Adventures in Knitting playlist. It could also be featured it in a future Knitter’s Spotlight.

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Elizabeth #

    Thanks for sharing! I’m impressed with all your modifications on only your second garment. I was way more timid when I first started knitting. Looks great on you, too. =)

    April 11, 2013
    • Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m still making lots of mistakes, but I like to push myself at the same time.

      April 11, 2013
  2. Jennifer #

    You have a great attitude about the learning process. Sometimes I’m better at telling myself “It’s the journey not the end product that is the reward” than others. On occasion all I can think is “just burn it!” but I have a knitting group that keeps me in check. They do a weekly intervention so I’ve never actually burned anything.

    April 11, 2013
    • Thanks, Jennifer! It’s a lot easier to laugh at my mistakes once I’ve finished. I don’t have a knitting group, but I can say my co-workers have been very encouraging and they’re always willing to help when a project goes wrong.

      April 12, 2013
      • PauletteBerendes #

        You are an inspiration to new and old knitters. You really did a great job of all the modifications. It looks great on you. Looking forward to more posts from you. Happy knitting.

        April 27, 2013
      • Thanks, Paulette! That’s really nice of you to say!

        April 27, 2013
  3. bythebeautifulbay #

    WOW You did a great job! I too am impressed with your modifications. It looks amazing on you and I love it longer. Makes me want to knit it up !

    April 12, 2013
  4. Reblogged this on Grammy Thinks….

    June 24, 2013
  5. Irene Hughes #

    I like the tunic look even more than the tee.

    July 12, 2013

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