Learning to #Knit Tips & Resources

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Dear Creatives, Do you knit or crochet? I have been teaching myself  how to knit, finally! I grabbed a booklet from the craft store & watched a few videos. Everyone’s style for teaching is different, so if you are going to teach yourself watch a few until you find one that suits your learning style. I know there is much to learn. I only know how to cast on, knit, pearl & cast off so far. Keeping stitches the same size, learning how to read patterns & more stitches are hopefully in my future. Practice, practice & more practice when learning how to knit! I thought I would share some video’s, sites I found helpful & the booklet I found that helped me start learning how to knit.

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When learning to knit I think you should start with the basics which are learning how to cast on, knit, pearl & casting off. Then when you have that down move on to finding a free simple pattern or two to start. You don’t need to have your needle full of stitches either when you begin to knit. Probably about 15 is a good amount to start with, but maybe a veteran knitter can recommend a good amount. I think I had too many stitches on my needle to start, but kept on going.

Using larger knitting needles to start helps. Mine are bamboo. I love the feel of them over metal & I started with a medium-chunky yarn that was 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool & 4% Rayon Lion brand Wool-Ease (color wheat 402) I hope to share things as I move along in my knitting. What I love about it most is it is something you can do while your watching a show & not feel like your wasting your time on watching television. Once I have mastered knitting I hope to move on to learn to crochet too. Listed below are some resources for you in case you want to join me in learning to knit! 

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Knitting resources:

KnittingHelp.com (videos)

Wiki How-Knit

Learn to Knit-Lion Brand

Knit 911

Tip Nut-Learn How to Knit

First Steps in Knitting by Mary Thomas (American School of Needlework Book) See side bar for where to purchase! I couldn’t find the yarn, but saw this organic cotton I want to purchase & I also shared the type of needles I am using to help you if you want to try. 

Ravelry ( Knitting & Crochet Community)Free with resources & free patterns

Ravelry  & other knitting Apps



 Do you know of any knitting resources you’d like to share? Or Tips? 


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  1. I did learn to crochet years ago, but I never could quite get the hang of knitting. I wonder if I could now that I’m older.

    Visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things.

    1. I think you could Rosey! It’s the same for me. I learned as a kids, forgot & with a little more patience for trying am picking it up & trying to master it.

  2. Learning to knit is definitely something on my bucket list of things to do. I’ve tried before but haven’t made it yet. Will def have to check out some of these resources you listed. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

    1. Hi Mel, you should try. I haven’t mastered too much yet , but enjoy trying to get better & learn to make things. Thanks for dropping in. Excited to see it progress to being checked off my crafty bucket list.

  3. I want to learn to knit and crochet! My daughter crochets and makes the neatest things. I guess I just feel like I don’t have the time to learn right now. Thanks for linking up this past week. I’ll have the new party up later this afternoon and would love to have you back!

    Have a happy day,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

    1. Hi Sarah, I can understand you have a new baby plus your time is full with a big family.That is nice that your daughter has already learned to crochet. All my best & see you soon.

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