How To Knitting Books

Best book/website to learn how to knit.

I took a series of beginning knitting classes many years ago and want to pick it up again but I’ve completely forgotten everything I learned. If you could recommend only ONE book or website to learn how to knit, which one would you recommend?Thank you!

Have you been to KnittingHelp.com? Really nice videos about all kinds of knitting techniques. Another nice feature is that the techniques are shown in both English and Continental style knitting. There are some nice free patterns there, too.

how can i learn to knit.

it seems like something someone should teach you one-on-one, and i dont know anybody who knits. whats a good way of teaching myself? sometimes i look up stuff online and it seems so overwhelmingly complicated! i know how to do a knit stitch and purl stitch, and i did this one project from a knitting DVD, made a…

I taught myself how to knit from an old book, and I know that many other people did the same thing. Of course, I did this in the mid 60s, so there WAS no YouTube.Your local library should have several books and possibly videos on how to knit, and projects. If you want to learn one-on-one, you might do an internet search to see if you have an active knitting guild in your area.I’d say that knitting with more than one color is at least intermediate level, depending on the pattern.For a sweater, all the patterns I’ve seen require knitting the individual pieces and then sewing them together. Back, front (or left front and right front), and sleeves. I think that a sweater might be a bit too ambitious for a beginning knitter, though.I advise you to go to the library and look at what they have. Used book stores also frequently have a lot of craft books, and they’re much cheaper than buying new. And I’ve had pretty good success by just doing an internet search using something like “knitting pattern sweater”, for instance.Try to get nice needles, and at least a decent grade of yarn. The very cheapest yarns are impossible to work with, and will cause you to think that you are a bad knitter, when the problem is actually the yarn.

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Where is a good place to learn how to knit.

I’ve been trying in the past and for some reason I really do not seem to get it. I think classes are out of the question, so websites, tips, anything would really help me out. Thanks so much!

Hi:The following websites and books might interest you:Websites:http://sweaterbabe.com/knittingpatterns.htmhttp://www.knitpicks.com/content/index.php/archive/weavers-knot/http://knittingcrochet.suite101.com/article.cfm/beginningofaknitterhttp://www.theknitstitch.com/charity.htmhttp://www.knittinguniverse.com/xrx/community/KnitU_Detail.php?DigestNumber=1444http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_kn.php3http://www.learn-to-knit.com/http://www.squidoo.com/knittinghttp://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/knitting_the_net/26806/2http://knitknitting.com/http://knitting.about.com/http://wendyknits.net/wendy/knitting.htmhttp://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/crochetknit.htmhttp://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATspr05TBP.htmlhttp://hobbies.expertvillage.com/interviews/knitting.htmhttp://www.knittingfool.com/http://www.knittinghelp.com/http://www.letsknit2gether.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KnittingBooks :The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stiches: Over 900 Great Stitches Detailed for Needle Crafters of Every Levelby Reader’s Digest Editors (Editor), Reader’s Digest Editors-A most execellent book on the subject { I own one and agree with it} get this book it nothing else-Learn to Knitby ShureThe Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch: Inspiration and Instruction, Vol. 1by Sally Melville, Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Xrx Press (Manufactured by)Beginner Basics (Vogue Knitting on the Go! Series)by Trisha Malcolm (Editor)Kids Knittingby Melanie Falick, Kristin Nicholas (Illustrator), Chris Hartlove (Photographer)Knitting For Dummiesby Pam Allen, Trisha Malcolm, Rich Tennant (Illustrator), Trisha Malcolm (Foreword by)Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knittingby Sharon TurnerModular Knits: New Techniques for Today’s Knittersby Iris SchreierDonna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Knittingby Donna KoolerKnitting School: A Complete Courseby Sterling Publishing, RCS LIBRIBig Book of Knitting Stitch Patternsby Staff of Sterling PublishingLearning to Knitby BarCharts, Kaaren AshleyLearn to Knitby Sue Whiting (Editor)Learn To Knitby Penny Hill, New Holland Publishers Ltd (Produced by)The Learn to Knit a Sweater Bookby Jean LeinhauserHow to Knitby Debbie BlissKnitter’s Lib: Learn to Knit, Crochet, and Free Yourself from Pattern Dependencyby Lena MaikonTeach Yourself Knittingby Sally J. WaltonThe Easy Learn to Knit in Just One Dayby Staff of the American School of NeedleworkStart to Knitby Alison DupernexDecorative Knitting: 100 Practical Techniques, 125 Inspirational Ideas: And over 18 Creative Projectsby Kate Haxell, Luise RobertsMichaels Book of Needlecrafts: Knitting, Crochet and Embroideryby Dawn Cusick (Editor), Megan Kirby (Editor), Megan Kirby (Editor), Lark Books (Manufactured by)Perfectly Brilliant Knitsby Melissa Matthay, Sheryl Thies, Sheryl ThiesThe Knitter’s Handbookby Eleanor Van ZandtBeginner’s Guide to Knittingby Alison DupernexComplete Book of Knittingby Barbara Abbey

Where do you learn how to knit.

I don’t have any friends or family members who know how to knit so if you can recomend a chain or a book.

this bookhttp://www.amazon.com/Stitch-N-*****-Kni…this dvdhttp://www.amazon.com/Complete-Beginners…best site on web to learn to knit, and knitting helphttp://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn…other siteshttp://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/07/time-to-get-organized-knit.htmlhttp://learntoknit.lionbrand.com/http://www.knittingonthenet.com/learn.htmhttp://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-knit.htmhttp://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=49abbreviation helphttp://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossarypatternshttp://www.knittingpatterncentral.comhttp://www.ravelry.comand do not forget youtube! you can search up any phrase: learn to knit, slip knot, knit, purl what ever help you need an you will find endless amount of videos to watch and learn.hope this helps

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Any recomendations on good knitting books that will teach me how to knit that I can find from Barnes and Noble?

The Sally Melville “Knitting Experience” series are great for their very clear instructions & photographs of techniques.The first Stitch n B**** book is good because it covers pretty much everything you need to know from casting on to binding off. It also has a good section on how to fix mistakes, which has saved my bacon more than once. =:-O

What are the best books for learning how to knit and crochet. And what all do I need to get started.

I just need to know what I need to get started, like what needles I need for basic things. Nothing fancy at first, I just want to learn.

you know what, instead of a book i would recommend http://www.knittinghelp.com because they have great videos to get you started (and to keep you going, for that matter). For materials, I would recommend the cheapest yarn you can find at Walmart, which is Red Heart Super Saver. Get it in worsted weight (the one with a big 4 on the back), most of it is, so it shouldn’t be hard to find. For needles I recommend a size 10 or 10 1/2, its a good size for learning. See if you can find ones that are made out of bamboo, I don’t think its good to start out with aluminum since they are slippery and heavy, I don’t think Walmart has bamboo, so you might have to settle for plastic. You can find bamboo needles and all of these materials at craft strores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, and A.C. Moore.Good luck! I hope to see you on knittinghelp.com!

What is the best book to teach yourself how to knit.

I have never knitted anything before, so I would be starting with absolutely no experience!

Go to your local wool shop. They have all kinds of books and the people who work there are experts and can advise you…Or go to your local library…they have all kinds of books on knitting…just look through them and then you decide what is best for you….Maybe you have a friend or relative that can show you how and help….Hands on is always better…..Good Luck and Happy Holidays

I want to teach myself how to knit, any good book suggestions.

Actually, Coats and Clark has a learn to knit DVD available for under $20 and it can usually be found at Wal-Mart and other mass merchandise stores (or check at www.patternworks.com or marymaxim.com or herschnerrs.com for it) that takes you through visually step by step through basic knitting. Patons yarn also has a wonderful 3 booklet series of how to knit books (booklets are about $7 each) that is very good. These take you through the basics (booklet 1) through knitting both a cardigan (booklet 2) and a pullover sweater (booklet 3).However, the cheapest method, other than finding a mentor, is to go to your library and borrow some basic knitting books, even if you have to wait for interlibrary loan. Then you can check out the different books and find the one that fits you and your learning style for free. Your library is also a good source of pattern books and knitting magazines.

how to knit.

i need all the instructions and materials all because i really wanna know how to knit it looks kinda cool but i need all the materials and instructions. Thank-you!

Hi:The following websites and books might interest you:Websites:http://knittingcrochet.suite101.com/article.cfm/beginningofaknitterhttp://www.theknitstitch.com/charity.htmhttp://www.knittinguniverse.com/xrx/community/KnitU_Detail.php?DigestNumber=1444http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_kn.php3http://www.learn-to-knit.com/http://www.squidoo.com/knittinghttp://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/knitting_the_net/26806/2http://knitknitting.com/http://knitting.about.com/http://wendyknits.net/wendy/knitting.htmhttp://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/crochetknit.htmhttp://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATspr05TBP.htmlhttp://hobbies.expertvillage.com/interviews/knitting.htmhttp://www.knittingfool.com/http://www.knittinghelp.com/http://www.letsknit2gether.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KnittingBooks :The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stiches: Over 900 Great Stitches Detailed for Needle Crafters of Every Levelby Reader’s Digest Editors (Editor), Reader’s Digest Editors-A most execellent book on the subject { I own one and agree with it} get this book it nothing else-Learn to Knitby ShureThe Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch: Inspiration and Instruction, Vol. 1by Sally Melville, Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Xrx Press (Manufactured by)Beginner Basics (Vogue Knitting on the Go! Series)by Trisha Malcolm (Editor)Kids Knittingby Melanie Falick, Kristin Nicholas (Illustrator), Chris Hartlove (Photographer)Knitting For Dummiesby Pam Allen, Trisha Malcolm, Rich Tennant (Illustrator), Trisha Malcolm (Foreword by)Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knittingby Sharon TurnerModular Knits: New Techniques for Today’s Knittersby Iris SchreierDonna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Knittingby Donna KoolerKnitting School: A Complete Courseby Sterling Publishing, RCS LIBRIBig Book of Knitting Stitch Patternsby Staff of Sterling PublishingLearning to Knitby BarCharts, Kaaren AshleyLearn to Knitby Sue Whiting (Editor)Learn To Knitby Penny Hill, New Holland Publishers Ltd (Produced by)The Learn to Knit a Sweater Bookby Jean LeinhauserHow to Knitby Debbie BlissKnitter’s Lib: Learn to Knit, Crochet, and Free Yourself from Pattern Dependencyby Lena MaikonTeach Yourself Knittingby Sally J. WaltonThe Easy Learn to Knit in Just One Dayby Staff of the American School of NeedleworkStart to Knitby Alison DupernexDecorative Knitting: 100 Practical Techniques, 125 Inspirational Ideas: And over 18 Creative Projectsby Kate Haxell, Luise RobertsMichaels Book of Needlecrafts: Knitting, Crochet and Embroideryby Dawn Cusick (Editor), Megan Kirby (Editor), Megan Kirby (Editor), Lark Books (Manufactured by)Perfectly Brilliant Knitsby Melissa Matthay, Sheryl Thies, Sheryl ThiesThe Knitter’s Handbookby Eleanor Van ZandtBeginner’s Guide to Knittingby Alison DupernexComplete Book of Knittingby Barbara Abbey

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  1. by Eleanor Van Zandtby Penny Hill, New Holland Publishers Ltd (Produced by)Craftrends/Primedia – http://www.craftrends.comMy recomendations are Knitting for Dummies – good basic book. also if you go to a Michael’s store they have quick classes on how to Knit. -Knitter’s Lib: Learn to Knit, Crochet, and Free Yourself from Pattern DependencyHi Gabby,While you may not find them at B&N, you will probably find them at a Michael’s or an A C Moore’s, the Paton’s Next Steps One, Two and Three are excellent, inexpensive learn to knit booklets. Start with One and work your way up. According to my sources the badly named Stitch ‘N ***** books are supposed to be very good too. The Sally Melville series of books is also quite good. These last should be available at B&N.

  2. The previous answers are all good advice. You might ask around among your friends and family to see if someone can teach you in person, you may be surprised to find that you know people who can knit. I think most knitters would be glad to help you. I always look for knitting needles and crochet hooks in resale stores and garage sales. If I can’t use them myself I can give them to my nieces and teach them to knit and crochet.If you really want a book, try books for kids like Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick. I found the kids’ instructions are very clear with simple language and instructions.Annie’s Favorite Crochet (www.AnniesFavoriteCrochet.com)Magazines:Learn to Knitby Sue Whiting (Editor)there are many links other than these.http://knittingcrochet.suite101.com/article.cfm/beginningofaknitter

  3. Knit ‘n Style (www.knitnstyle.com)~http://www.learn-to-knit.com/try your local yarn shop (not a big box chain store)The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch: Inspiration and Instruction, Vol. 1All of the above listed books are available at Barnes and Noble. They have more than 700 different ones and the selection is daunting. My personal favorites are:Michaels Book of Needlecrafts: Knitting, Crochet and EmbroideryFamily Circle Easy Crochet (www.fceasyknitting.com)However, knitting is such a tactile hobby. Try searching meetups.com for a knitting group. Most of the time the groups are willing to teach you for free.

  4. In short, if you don’t mind cut and dry, Vogue or Complete Idiot’s Guide; if you like something to read, Stitch ‘N B’tch or Knitting Without Tears.

  5. The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stiches: Over 900 Great Stitches Detailed for Needle Crafters of Every LevelThe Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stiches: Over 900 Great Stitches Detailed for Needle Crafters of Every Levelby Sally Melville, Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Xrx Press (Manufactured by)Knit It (www.bhg.com/crafts)you could watch youtube videos and just watch, pause, copy, watch more and then keep going..? or you can use a book…

  6. I have the “knitting on the edge” book and it is my only guide on knitting. I think you may find it at Barnes&Noble :))

  7. Practice casting on and the knit st until you feel comfortable holding the needles.I’m glad that you want to learn how to knit. It’s really fun and you can make some cool things. To Learn, I suggest that you check out some books from your public library. They have TONS. Next, you can check Wal-mart and Michaels for cheap, cool, yarn. If you need more help, search online for a knitting group in your area. They really help!

  8. http://www.knittingfool.com/by Donna Koolerhttp://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/crochetknit.htmMartingale & Company – http://www.martingale-pub.comby Jean Leinhauserby Sharon Turnerlearning to knit and crochet is great. here is a link for both of them. You can get some very good books for both especially for learning. You could also try ebay or you can get learn to knit and learn to crochet books in walmart or books stores

  9. http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_kn.php3The National Needlework Association – http://www.tnna.orgI artwork at Michaels. i will’t advise a particular knitting e book as a results of fact the books selection from shop to shop. bypass to the yarn section at Michaels, it somewhat is on the lower back of the shop, and seek for an difficulty-free ebook mentioned as “i will’t have faith i’m Knitting”. it somewhat is sparkling, concise and effective. in the adventure that your Michaels would not have it, then yet another Michaels probably will. i became coaching knitting at Michaels till they suspended all training. sturdy luck.

  10. theres a book called chic knits for young chicks http://books.google.com/books?id=oIUh1-4a0ugC&dq=chic+knitts+for+young+chicks&pg=PP1&ots=UakW4KH_px&sig=Xjv-BMZPfOnD7Zi6oWdpfDDt1tM&hl=en&prev=http://www.google.com/search%3Fhl%3Den%26rls%3DGGLR,GGLR:2005-46,GGLR:en%26q%3Dchic%2Bknitts%2Bfor%2Byoung%2Bchicks&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail#PPA9,M1You may want to find out if there is a Knitting Guild in your area. They may have dues, but usually you can go to one meeting and see what it is about before paying. Dues are usually minimal. Members in the Knitting Guild and Crochet Guild in my area are very nice and helpful. Here’s the website for The Knitting Guild of America:Vogue Knitting – http://www.vogueknitting.comMy mother-in-law is in her 60s and still can’t figure it out, just something to keep in mind.

  11. Websites:go to knitting.about.com for basic instructions on how to knit. for knitting videos try knittinghelp.com, and look for knitting on expertvideo.com and youtube.com. For yarn, start with the dollar store, and buy a skein or 2 of a plain smooth yarn, and if you do not have knitting needles, you can use chop sticks that you sharpen with a pencil sharpener, oil with baby oil, then smooth with an emery board. That is about a size 8 needle. I love to knit, it is relaxing and leads to attractive clothing to boot!

  12. this is it. its a beginner’s knitting dvd, and i swear it could teach a monkey how to knit. seriously the easiest and best knitting instruction ever!www.knitting.about.com/I started knitting 26 years ago and it wasn’t until about 10 years ago, with the internet, that I got really good at it. The problem with learning from someone is that they might not know every technique, being self-taught themselves. I know my mother, who taught me, doesn’t know how to properly pick up stitches alongside an edge or how to graft a sock toe. It’s also better to learn online for time, you do it when it’s convenient for you, don’t have to wait until so-n-so gets a day off work where they have nothing better to do. When you reach a spot you need help with, you can just turn on your computer instead of running across town or having to wait until morning.

  13. google to see if there’s a stitch-and-b(rhymes with stitch) group that meets in your areahttp://www.letsknit2gether.com/Best Learn To Crochet Book

  14. by Melanie Falick, Kristin Nicholas (Illustrator), Chris Hartlove (Photographer)http://www.knittinguniverse.com/xrx/comm…Knitting School: A Complete Coursehttp://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_…Knitting Digest (www.KnittingDigest.com)At our local fabric store, people leave their business cards and from time to time there are individuals who will teach you.http://www.theknitstitch.com/charity.htmKnit1 (www.knit1mag.com)Although he Melville’s books are good be very sure to check the publishers website as they do have SEVERAL ERRORS…The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever AskTeach Yourself VISUALLY Knittingby Melanie Falick, Kristin Nicholas (Illustrator), Chris Hartlove (Photographer)Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of KnittingHi, Casting on is a knitting term, not a crocheting term. Are you using 1 needle or 2? 1 needle – is a crochet hook. 2 needles are for knitting. I taught myself how to crochet when I was 9, using a “teach yourself how to crochet” book. Likewise with knitting – only many years later. Check out the Knitting Guild or the Crochet Guild. I find crocheting much easier. there are just a few stitches, and they are all easy to master. the difficult part is memorizing the terms. When I learned to crochet, the book had pictures and I learned by following the pictures. After I did that, then I went back and learned to read the cryptic instructions. I mean -when you are 9, what does sc or dc or even hdc mean? strange stuff. Once you learn that- it is all very easy. Good luck.

  15. Oh yeah – all the websites that people mentioned before are good too. Knitting is a visual thing and sometimes it is hard to learn out of books. Good luck!

  16. a large-eyed needle for finishingby Lena MaikonI have the Coats and Clark “Knitting Made Easy” and “Crochet Made Easy” DVD’s. They were $6.99 eah at Joann Fabrics at regular price. You can go online and get the 40% off coupon.How to KnitComplete Book of KnittingLearn to Knithttp://www.knitpicks.com/content/index.p…I believe it’s easier to learn to knit or crochet with a firmly-twisted yarn or thread than with a fluffy one. With fluffy, the yarn gets split.by Penny Hill, New Holland Publishers Ltd (Produced by)www.loomroom.com/Knitting without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes (Knitting without Tears Series), Vol. 1 by Elizabeth Zimmerman//WalMart, and craft stores carry a book “I taught myself how to knit” (there’s also one for crochet) it comes with all of the tools you need to get started – you just have to buy the yarn! They usually cost between $10 and $15 – good luck!

  17. ~http://www.anniesattic.com/knitting/cont…With that, you will need to purchse separately some worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft, Caron One Pounds and Red Heart Super Savers come to mind). Purchase one or two skeins in light colors. It is easier to see your stitches than in fyou are using black navy or brown. for crochet you will need a size G crochet hook and I think the knitting one uses a size 10 pair of needles. The reaso to get two colors if you have enough money is one of the things they teach you is how to change yarn. it is easier to see if you are using two different colors.It’s *very* handy to have a ruler and a tape measure too, though such might to considered a modern luxury. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Beginner’s Guide to KnittingDecorative Knitting: 100 Practical Techniques, 125 Inspirational Ideas: And over 18 Creative Projects

  19. The DVD’s are fabulous! They have projects instructions and stitch instructions for several stitches. The lady that is “teaching you” takes you through step by step, watch it, than try it. She asks you questions and they have great close ups!Coats & Clark – http://www.coatsandclark.comwww.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-ona cutting implement (scissors, knife, toenail-cutter, something)by BarCharts, Kaaren Ashleyhttp://hobbies.expertvillage.com/interviews/knitting.htm

  20. ~Knitting School: A Complete Courseby Trisha Malcolm (Editor)thats a great book (thats how i learned how to knit)Boye Needle/Wrights – http://www.wrights.comby Sally Melville, Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Xrx Press (Manufactured by)Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patternshttp://lionbrandyarn.com/You can also go to http://www.lionbrandyarn.com for instructions and crochet.about.com for instructions.http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATspr05TBP.htmlwww.letsknit2gether.com/Beginner Basics (Vogue Knitting on the Go! Series)try this how to knit website.

  21. Learn To KnitLearn to KnitMary Maxim – http://www.marymaxim.comas above but substitute “one crochet hook with a shaft about as thick as two strands of stuff you intend to crochet” for the needlesAnother book my Barnes & Noble has is the Vogue Knitting book, which is very dry but not bad.Perfectly Brilliant KnitsInterweave Knits (www.interweave.com)I went to this website and found great videos. I found out that I did not know how to perl!

  22. by Reader’s Digest Editors (Editor), Reader’s Digest Editors-Clover Needlecraft, Inc. – http://www.clover-usa.comYou know, I’ve been knitting a long time, but when I needed to learn something new, I went to http://www.knittinghelp.com. She publishes videos on there for both English and Continental methods of knitting, and lots of helpful tips. Also, she has some free patterns on there!your town’s adult ed program or senior center may have classes; the senior center might have someone who’d be willing to teach you one-on-one….

  23. http://www.tkga.comby Pam Allen, Trisha Malcolm, Rich Tennant (Illustrator), Trisha Malcolm (Foreword by)www.surfnetkids.com/video/knitting/ – for kids but helpful in learningKnitting School: A Complete CourseI’m really impressed! I couldn’t learn from a book. I had to have a live teacher to help me. My mother tried when I was a child but that was almost as bad as having a family member teach you to drive. I like the “Art of Knitting” DVDs, which you can get at Michaels. Also, search the internet for stitch ‘n b*tch groups in your community. Or go to a yarn store — not Wal-mart and ask the owner to help you pick out a simple pattern and some yarn and show you how to get started. Most yarn store owners are more than happy to get you hooked on the hobby. Just be aware that if you need more than about 10 or 15 minutes of her time, she may suggest that you pay for lessons. Local community centres or schools often have lessons if you decide to go that route. And quite often senior’s residences will have a few ladies who may be happy to exchange lessons for some small services from you.

  24. Learn the abbr. to avoid confusion later. Happy knitting!Teach Yourself KnittingI learned to knit 100% from the internet and books. Here are the websites & books I used:by Sharon Turnerby BarCharts, Kaaren Ashley

  25. I learned how to knit in 1 day on that site because it gives videos for it – and that was about 3 weeks ago and I’ve been knitting up a storm ever since!

  26. by Kate Haxell, Luise RobertsI would DEFINITELY recommend Elizabeth Zimmerman’s “Knitting Without Tears.” “EZ” as she is affectionately known by the knitting community is a veritable goddess, though Barnes & Noble may have to order the book for you.Lion Brand Yarns – http://www.lionbrand.comAll American Crafts Inc. – http://www.knitnstyle.comIf you go to a store like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, they have classes where they can teach you how to knit. If they don’t have a class currently, you can ask and they’ll set one up (depending on the amount of interest) or they’ll let you know when they are scheduling the next class. And of course. these stores have everything you need and then some!!by Debbie Blisshttp://knitknitting.com/for crochet – http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-*****-Crochet-Happy-Hooker/dp/0761139850/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-5338997-4471024?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192469300&sr=8-3

  27. Knitting For DummiesI am a new member, also. I have been knitting about 3 years – started with scarves but now knitting socks and loving it. I agree with the first response….www.knittinghelp.com is a great site to be able to actually view how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind-off, etc.For the DVD, needles or hook and two skeins of yarn, you will spend about $16-$18.The Easy Learn to Knit in Just One DayKnittinghelp.comHerrschners/The Yarn Shoppe Catalogue – http://www.herrschners.comhttp://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/di...

  28. by Trisha Malcolm (Editor)by Donna KoolerKnitting Pattern Central is a good site. Cyberseams, however, makes everything clear. there are videos, and abbreviations. It’s where I learned how to knit!

  29. A most execellent book on the subject { I own one and agree with it} get this book it nothing else-http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/knitting_the_net/26806/2by Iris SchreierThere are TONS of free patterns online to start you off, but if you prefer to have a book, I would recommend the “Stitch ‘n *****” books:Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Knittinghttp://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780761128182&itm=1

  30. Learning to KnitLeisure Arts – http://www.leisurearts.comCrochet World (www.Crochet-World.com)this oneSee the links cited by the previous answerer.Vogue Knitting (vogueknitting.com)Learn to KnitYoutube.com has some videos on knitting. Also lionbrand.com has some very good instructions with diagrams you can download.

  31. [/DELDUP]orTeach Yourself VISUALLY Knittingwww.knittinghelp.com/A most execellent book on the subject { I own one and agree with it} get this book it nothing else-Family Circle Easy Knitting (www.fceasyknitting.com)http://knittingcrochet.suite101.com/arti…Here are some sites for you to check out. Lion Brand is a good site to go to, they send out patterns and sales items on a regular basis. Lion Brand yarns are pretty decently priced.by ShureYou’ll have an easier time if the yarn/thread is a good color-contrast with your hook or needles, so you can more readily see what you’re doing.by Melissa Matthay, Sheryl Thies, Sheryl Thieswww.knittinghelp.com is always good. Nici McNally has good instructional DVDs.My daughter taught herself knitting and crocheting with the KLUTZ books. You may be able to find them at a public library, you can buy them at any large bookstore or craft store. They are very easy to follow and have great step by step photos. If you buy them, they come with needle, crochet hook and some yarn to get you started.

  32. The best way to learn to knit is to find a patient person who knows how to, who will show you and help you along. How to kits that include a pair of knitting needles and an instruction manual are good. Start with a light colored worsted weight yarn. This will make it easier to see your stitches. Try and try again, it took me a while before I could make a scarf.

  33. try about.com and type in learn to knit or if you have a arts and craft store by you you can take some class there

  34. Learning to KnitBooks :The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch: Inspiration and Instruction, Vol. 1orWhen I started knitting a bought a book at Wal-Mart – “I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting!” This book really helped a lot.http://www.knittinghelp.comhttp://www.theknitstitch.com/charity.htmMy personal favorite learn to knit book is โ€œ10-20-30 Minutes to Learn to Knitโ€ by Leisure Arts; they also have a corresponding title for crochet. The book breaks down the steps of knitting in small chunks of time so it is less frustrating. It also has a lot of step-by-step pictures so you can easily see the correct way to place your hand and hold the needles. After you learn the basic stitches, you can practice on the projects included. Naturally, the first ones are extremely basic, but it has some patterns that even a more advanced knitter would be interested. At $9.95, I think the book is great bargain, and I only wish it had been written when I learned to knit; I have bought it several times when I teach someone to knit. You should be able to find it any nearly any Arts & Crafts store, and I think I have seen it at Wal-Mart.

  35. If you want to learn how to knit,you have to go to this site it’s amazing!!!! Plus all the videos on this site are FREE!!!!

  36. by Shurethe one I used in my college years to remind me of forgotten techniques here and there – Ilustrated Basic Crochet and Knit by Ondori Publishing Company (this one has great illustrations and also teaches you to read patterns written in symbols). I also like Beginner Basics by Trisha Malcolm from the Vogue Knitting on the Go series and The Knitting Directory by Alison Jenkins.

  37. http://wendyknits.net/wendy/knitting.htmwww.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knittingby Sterling Publishing, RCS LIBRILynn gave wonderful advice, I just want to add that a really good site for learning to knit is http://knittinghelp.com they have tons of videos for every type of stitch you’ll ever need, plus it’s all available in both English and Continental styles. The videos are clear and explained well.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KnittingKids Knittingwww.thefamilyhomestead.com/croche…http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniquesHow to Knit

  38. another pair of good basic books:by Pam Allen, Trisha Malcolm, Rich Tennant (Illustrator), Trisha Malcolm (Foreword by)The Vogue Knitting book. You can probably find it at the library. Lots of detailed drawings and photos to do step by step.

  39. http://www.wendyknits.net/wendy/knitting.htmI learned from “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crocheting.” Since then, I have expanded my book collection to both of the Stitch ‘N B’tch books, the first of which (not S&B Nation), is really excellent in terms of completeness.by Sally J. Waltonhttp://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/knit…ps. the vogue knitting book is good if you already know how to knit, but deciphering pictures and trying to figure out what exactly the instructions want you do is tricky and not good for a beginner.

  40. http://www.knittinghelp.com/My best advice is to select a project that you really like and want. It is much easier to work on something attractive that you really like yourself, and harder to work on a practice piece that you really don’t like or find attractive, just to learn the skill. If you can afford to buy the yarn in a local yarn shop they may offer you help in learning to knit, but most likely they will want to sell you a class. Look for free teachers first.

  41. Creative Knitting (www.DRGnetwork.com)www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwwIyoxNu8gAbsolute basics for knitting:Good Luck with your new craft! It will bring you a lifetime of enjoyment and is a great way to reduce stress!

  42. Caron International – http://www.caron.comJust to let you know, I learned when I was in first grade.Have a great time learning this enjoyable craft!one circular needle OR a pair of knitting pins OR a set of 4 (preferably 5) double-pointed needlesModular Knits: New Techniques for Today’s Knitters~VOGUE KNITTING Beginner Basics On the Go!has some videos to show you how to knit

  43. by Dawn Cusick (Editor), Megan Kirby (Editor), Megan Kirby (Editor), Lark Books (Manufactured by)Margaret Radcliffe /

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