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i am interested to start knitting. is theres is any web available to teach me on line?

February 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Knitting Instruction

i had never knit in my whole life.
i need a simple step to step instruction.

Most major libraries have books that will help you – some are better than others, with great pictures of every step. If you want to use the internet – there are several great tutorials, including one with videos – http://www.knittinghelp.com/ is one of my favourites.

When you are ready, a great place to start looking for patterns to try is http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com

The patterns are sorted into categories. Just keep looking until you find simple beginner patterns. One thing that a lot of people do is dishcloths to start out. You make a small square our of cotton, try different stitch patterns, and the best part – even if it doesn’t turn out looking perfect, it can still be used to wash dishes!! Or as a rag for the floor, if you really think it is too ugly 🙂

Or, if you make the same squares out of acrylic yarn, you can sew them together later to make an afghan. 🙂

Oh – One book I would recommend, if you wanted to do sample squares and end up with a blanket, is the "Learn to Knit Afghan" book by Barbara Walker.

Good luck, and enjoy!!!

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  • 1 Catlady // Feb 14, 2010 at

    Most major libraries have books that will help you – some are better than others, with great pictures of every step. If you want to use the internet – there are several great tutorials, including one with videos – http://www.knittinghelp.com/ is one of my favourites.

    When you are ready, a great place to start looking for patterns to try is http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com

    The patterns are sorted into categories. Just keep looking until you find simple beginner patterns. One thing that a lot of people do is dishcloths to start out. You make a small square our of cotton, try different stitch patterns, and the best part – even if it doesn’t turn out looking perfect, it can still be used to wash dishes!! Or as a rag for the floor, if you really think it is too ugly 🙂

    Or, if you make the same squares out of acrylic yarn, you can sew them together later to make an afghan. 🙂

    Oh – One book I would recommend, if you wanted to do sample squares and end up with a blanket, is the "Learn to Knit Afghan" book by Barbara Walker.

    Good luck, and enjoy!!!
    References :

  • 2 tlcinthecity // Feb 14, 2010 at

    knttinghelp.com is probably your best bet.
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  • 3 hot_hermione // Feb 14, 2010 at

    I used Knitty Gritty to learn how to knit, then I used Lionbrand.com for free knitting patterns.

    http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/episode_archive/0,2019,DIY_18180_445,00.html

    http://learntoknit.lionbrand.com/
    References :

  • 4 tantelise // Feb 15, 2010 at

    Another good place is the "Learn to Knit" section at Craft Yarn Council of America’s website. http://www.learntoknit.com/

    Google "learn to knit" (including the quotation marks) and hit "images".

    There are many sites that have step by step videos that can help. You can also purchase DVDs that teach you to knit and can be replayed over and over, just like the online videos.

    Also, there are some "learn to knit" kits out there in many craft stores.

    Check in your area for craft stores. They may offer lessons or have information about knitting groups that are always happy to teach new "converts" how to knit.
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    Many happy years of knitting

  • 5 Erika W // Feb 15, 2010 at

    I learned to knit 100% from the internet and books. Here are the websites & books I used:
    ~http://www.angelyarns.com/instructions/g…
    ~http://www.anniesattic.com/knitting/cont…
    ~http://www.learn-to-knit.com/

    ~Teach Yourself Visually Knitting
    ~VOGUE KNITTING Beginner Basics On the Go!
    ~Knitting School: A Complete Course

    If I can do it, ANYONE can do it! Good luck! =0)
    References :

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