30 Blogs for Beginning Knitters

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Knitting is an ancient art form that has been traced as far back as first millennial Egypt. While the Egyptians used knitting to create basic necessities, 21st century knitters knit for hobby. Many knitters enjoy creating their own signature style, and proudly sport their creations or gift them to others.

If knitting is a hobby that you want to take up, whether it’s because you want to knit a scarf for yourself or a blanket for the baby you are expecting, these blogs will help you get started in no time.

The Right Tools

Before you knit your first stitch, you’ll need to have the right tools for the task. Knitting needles come in a variety of sizes, so you’ll want to be sure you choose the right sized needles for your knitting project. You’ll also need to select your yarn, and with the many choices available you’ll probably need a little help making the proper selection. These five blogs can help.

Casting On

You’ll need to get the yard onto the knitting needle before you actually begin knitting. This task is called casting on. There are several different techniques for casting on, and you’ll want to choose the technique that feels most natural for you. The various techniques are discussed in the five blogs below.

Basic Stitches

Once you’ve learned how to cast the yarn onto your needles you’ll be ready to make your first stiches.  With a few basic stiches under your belt, you can create your own knitting masterpiece. If you’re a visual learner, don’t worry. Several of the blogs below even include video demonstrations of casting on.

Advanced Stitches and Tools

After you’ve become proficient in some of the basic stitches, including the straight knit stitch and the purl stitch, you may be ready to move on to some of the more advanced stitches.  These five blog posts focus on learning advanced stitching techniques that you may wish to master.

Knitting Projects

If you feel you’re ready to move onto more advanced knitting techniques, it may be time to find new projects and patterns to make. Try knitting an easy scarf or a more advanced stuffed animal.  These five blogs feature beginner projects worth tackling.

Felting

Felting is a method of meshing the yarn fibers together and shrinking the end project.  Wool shrinks when wet, so when you add soap to the water and agitate the fibers, the yarn will stick together and the project won’t be so airy and loopy.  These five blogs will teach you all about felting.

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