Best resources for beginners?
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What are the best resources around for those just getting into knitting? Have you read any good books or discovered some great websites? Have you come across any particularly helpful videos or instructions? Do you have any other recommendations to share?
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marydixon
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Mar 25, 2019
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Find a class or a friendly knitter if you need to learn. YouTube is another good source for any craft including knitting, spinning, weaving, crochet, etc.
Mar 25, 2019
tarasauras
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Feb 8, 2019
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The Vogue Knitting Book! Not so much a “How To” for absolute beginners, but a tremendous reference that includes almost any info you will ever need. I teach knotting and I am always going onto Amazon to find the previous edition, which is available for about $6.00 (w/postage). You MUST search for it using the ISBN, as a newer version is out, and is excellent if you want to pay $30. I have it, but I give the older ones to my students. ISBN:0-394-57186-X
Feb 8, 2019
kitINstLOUIS
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Mar 2, 2019
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Yes, the new issue just came out. It's worth snatching up! It's got a lifetime of things for me to learn.
Mar 2, 2019
RTinky
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Jan 2, 2019
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Elizabeth Zimmerman (sp?) book of knitting for beginners. The projects are outdated, but the book is a gem! Also, YouTube is invaluable; really helps to “see” a technique being done. Good luck, and happy knitting!
Jan 2, 2019
svivek746
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Feb 9, 2019
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asad
Feb 9, 2019
giagia
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Nov 10, 2018
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Ravelry.com
Nov 10, 2018
AndyiRchtr
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Oct 18, 2018
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I really enjoy the videos from Knit Picks, verypink and Vicky Howell. Youtube is your friend, as well as drop in knitting sessions at your local craft store or anywhere a stitch and bitch or friendly knit session is. Check the calendars at your local bookstores, coffee shops, bars and public libraries. I know very few knitters who don't like to help out their peers. Some community education organizations have lessons in various crafts.
Oct 18, 2018
hopes-heart
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Oct 15, 2018
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Being a visual/textile learner, I love youtube tutorials. That way I can see exactly what's happening.
Oct 15, 2018
MBTaylor
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Jun 20, 2018
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I used the Stitch and Bitch book to teach myself. I found it had the most useful illustrations and descriptions.
Jun 20, 2018
kitINstLOUIS
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Jan 25, 2019
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Came here to recommend it! But I like the continental method and she doesn't go into it. Still a lot of really useful info. Great book.
Jan 25, 2019
KnittinKittieCat
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May 23, 2018
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I taught myself to knit! Started by searching Google..."how to knit". I found numerous videos, and went from there. One of my favorite sites is verypink.com. Great videos on everything yarn related. Ravelry is also a fantastic yarn community. Check out your local yarn shop...they are a great place for inspiration and help. Best of luck....and have fun☺
May 23, 2018
KatKnit17
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Jun 1, 2017
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Wikihow.com has simple easy to follow instructions - I had tried other resources (books & websites), but it just didn't click until I found wiki. Ravelry.com is my go to for project ideas and patterns.
Jun 1, 2017
Ruthless
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Jun 7, 2017
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Ooh how could i have forgotten to include Ravelry? It definitely will light a fire under your ambition to acquire new skills. The user communities are priceless fonts of help as well; I've even been able to connect directly with the pattern designers and ask them questions!
Jun 7, 2017
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