Learn to knit 1

Since we are going towards winter in this part of the world I have set myself a new goal; learning how to knit. My question to you, dear reader, since I don’t have my mum living around the corner, which book, tutorial, website can you recommend?

Please leave a comment so I can have a look and also please tell me why this is the best way, I mean did you learn it this way or maybe you have even written this tutorial yourself? I can do a little crocheting so hopefully the step from 1 to 2 needles is not too much to juggle.

Here are some links to amazingly inspiring knitting blogs and most of them have some great free patterns too!

Brooklyntweed

So much yarn, so little time!

Two Left Needles

Grumperina goes to local yarn shops and Home Depot

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6 responses to “Learn to knit 1

  1. wabewalker

    If you learn well by watching others, the video tutorials on http://www.knittinghelp.com are great. Someone showed me (in person) me how to cast on and knit garter stitch, but I learned everything else – even knitting in the round and making cables – from the videos there. I like the way she offers videos for both continental and English knitting. You could also search flickr.com for knitting videos. I learned the basics of crochet that way.

    I also keep a copy of _The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques_ by Nancie M. Wiseman near me when I knit. It’s a concise guide for deciding “which way” when a pattern calls for something general like an increase or decrease without any specific method to use.

  2. I have to second the nomination of KnittingHelp.com–absolutely awesome! I taught myself to knit by using Maggie Righetti’s book, Knitting in Plain English–great, down to earth explanations.

  3. here here! to http://www.knittinghelp.com/ I am a real novice knitter, and love these videos, especially since I want to knit continental style. I set some of the shorter videos on loop and it works out great. Eventually I “get it!”

  4. My Nanna taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old. I went through a phase of knitting for about a year and then only recently picked it back up again. To refresh my memory and leanrn new techniques I brought a copy of Stitch ‘n’ Bitch by Debbie Stoller. It’s my bible and so easy to follow.
    I’ve just come across your site this evening through a blog friend. Mind if I add you to my links list?

  5. And yet another vote for the KnittingHelp site. For a hard copy, I suggest “How to Knit” by Debbie Bliss.

    Side note: If you make any project by Debbie Bliss, be forewarned that it will end up HUGE. I read a quote from her once that she likes kids clothes to be roomy. No kidding. =]

  6. flissy666

    I learnt to knit from ‘Stitch and Bitch’ by Debbie Stoller – like a previous poster suggested, it really is a knitter’s bible! Her book on crochet – ‘The Happy Hooker’ – is also great with some really inspiring patterns. Also, take a look at knitty.com for loads of free patterns. I’m in the process of making a Sheldon toy (winter 2006) – good luck with it all!!!

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