Do you know how to knit? I would like to learn how!

United States
July 15, 2007 8:27pm CST
I tried getting a book on knitting, but the pictures were hard to understand. Do you knit? Is it hard to do? What kinds of things do you like to create? Can you suggest some ways that I could learn to knit?
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Hello, Geminigirl. It sounds like you are quite interested in learning how to knit. Do you have family members or friends who know how? Maybe they would teach you. Also, if you live near craft stores, they occasionally have lessons. Even better, a yarn shop tends to have gatherings of people who knit who teach other people how to do it. I hope you pursue it because it will give you hours of fun. I have a great time with it. I love knitting bags, purses, scarves, and shawls. PearlGrace
• United States
19 Sep 07
Thank you, Pearl! I'm going to have to check out a knitting store!
@Pythonis (233)
• United States
15 Aug 07
There are alot of good websites you can go to to learn about it and find patterns. http://knitting.about.com/ has instructions for a variety of techniques, including the basics. Knitty.com has beautiful patterns, some simple. For a knitting beginner, I'd start with a scarf or blanket, in plain garter stitch. Good luck!
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• United States
16 Aug 07
Thanks for the great info!
@BlueCat (49)
13 May 08
My grandma tried to teach me to knit years ago, but as I'm left handed and she was right handed I found it really difficult. I did get the hang of it eventually and when i was pregnant with my daughter I started knitting her a cardigan. She's 14 now and I've still only managed to complete one arm!!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
13 May 08
When I was a child my grandmother taught me how to knit, but I'm ashamed to say that it's a skill that didn't stay with me for long and now I couldn't even cast off. A few years ago I received a knitting scarf kit as a present after I requested it, but I've not even opened it yet although knitting really is something I'd love to be able to do. I was bought a book at the same time, so i really must sit down and take the time to work through it some time soon.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
31 Mar 08
I borrowed a few books from the library called knitting for beginners, kintting for dummies, easy beginers patterns. And i very slowly painstakingly taught myself. I know i hold the needles wrong and im slow at it but i enjoy it and i'm getting faster. I knit baby blankets, scarves, baby bibs, lots of dish clothes. I intend to try some slippers and baby booties this summer.
@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
17 Aug 07
I don't know hot to knit, but I would like to learn. On the other hand my mother is very good in knitting so I let her do it haha
• United States
17 Aug 07
i don't, but i also would love to learn how to knit