Ok, so I'm Confused.. Almost 35 years ago my aunt made afghan for my mom and dad. As a I always, always loved that blanket and to this day at 31 years ago I cannot sleep without it! Well now my three year old loves it ... He's so attached to it! The thing is falling apart .. It has holes everywhere. My great aunt is going to fix it for me butI want to learn to make it but she's in yet 80s so I was going to teach myself.. But do I look up crochet or knitting? What is the best one to start with? My blanket is the zigzag one, you know the up down up down all difference colors .. But I' like to learn to make all different kinds... Any feedback would be great! Sorry for being so long winded....
Answer by hau_siyoka at 5:08 PM on Jul. 16, 2013
Answer by silverthreads at 3:10 PM on Jul. 7, 2013
By the age of it, being a ripple pattern (that's what the zig zag is called) It's most likely crochet. Here's how you tell the difference - look at a row of stitches vertically (meaning the zig zags are going left to right). If it's knitting, one side will have a bunch of v shapes, and the other will have horizontal lines. If it's crochet, it will have chain links and stitches that look like PI symbols (or overgrown pi symbols that got carried away and added extra pieces). Don't look at the edge, because often knitted pieces are finished with crochet around the border.
Both are easy to do, but require patience to learn - your hands aren't used to moving the way they need to move. I'd suggest you join http://www.ravelry.com and look around at patterns for both to see which you'd prefer to do beyond fixing your blanket.
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:16 PM on Jul. 7, 2013
Answer by silverthreads at 3:12 PM on Jul. 7, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:03 PM on Jul. 7, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 5:41 PM on Jul. 7, 2013
Answer by idareyou at 9:11 PM on Jul. 7, 2013