New Knitter

Julie - posted on 12/29/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am SO excited about learning to knit!!!
I have been crocheting since I was about 4 years old. Not well at first but I do remember my Grandmother teaching me then.
I can make a decent blanket now. I am quick and I love it.
But, I love to read the Christian novels by authors like Jeanette Oke and Loraine Snelling. They always include a bit about ladies knitting. So, I thought that if they can walk along beside the wagon trains knitting, surely I can learn to knit sitting in my rocker. lol
So, I looked at youtube and there were loads of knitting videos. WoW at the diverse methods.
So far, I have knitted a small barbie skirt, accidentally.:), a small washcloth--tight on one end and loose on the other half, and a near decent hand towel--intentionally smaller at one end so it would hang on a door pull--woohoo.
I am just so excited that I can actually knit. Don't know why it just amazes me so.
And it is fun too.

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Julie - posted on 01/19/2009

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I have decided in the last couple months that I need to start learning how to read patterns. I have this great ability and I am actually decent at crocheting and ok at knitting, but I am not fully skilled in it. I feel like I am missing something when I see these great patterns and don't understand them. SOOOooo. I am going to learn!

User - posted on 01/18/2009

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Welcome to the world of knitting! It is a fantastic past time.
I love the knitting videos at http://knittinghelp.com .
I have been knitting since I was a little girl, but when I try to crochet I get frustrated. I can make a granny square or a double crochet dishcloth, but that is about it.
I am also on Ravelry--it is a fantastic resource for knitters and crocheters.

Sheila - posted on 01/17/2009

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If you want a large variety of projects without having to purchase books, check out knitty.com, then search their archives. They have all their patterns from each month available for free.

Wendy - posted on 01/14/2009

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I love knitting too!  I'm the opposite though, I just started crocheting! : )  Its so awesome having access to the youtube videos now, learning for free on the internet!  I could have used an actual human earlier today, but I'll get the hang of it!  Have fun!

Sandy - posted on 01/01/2009

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Yay! A new knitter! I used to crochet, but forced myselft to learn to knit because I loved the look of knitted projects so much more than crocheted! I didn't really ever delve too deeply into the world of crochet, but from what I've discovered so far, knitting is far more diverse! Check out this website: www.knittinghelp.com it's a super place to go when you need some real knitting help. Also, pick up the Knitting For Dummies book! It's got everything you could imagine whether you're just learning to knit or have been doing it for a long time!
There's an awesome group called Ravelry, too where you can connect with other knitter's crocheter's and find pretty much any pattern or group that you seek!
You have to wait about a week to be accepted, but you will be accepted and it will be a worth while wait!

Julie - posted on 12/30/2008

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hmm...
my link is not showing up.
Just look up youtube cyberseams knit basics.
That should give you the correct site to go to.

Julie - posted on 12/30/2008

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I used cyberseams videos from youtube.
They are slow and have the directions written on the screen.
Here is the link to the first one. You will find more in the right hand margin of the site.

I hope you have fun knitting.
For me it seems so much slower than crocheting. But, I am not too surprised since I am a beginner.
I knitted a sock for my 5yo last night. I hope today I can attempt the other to match it. lol It didn't start out as a sock, just turned into one. I know that is crazy but it was just a practice piece that evolved.

Karla - posted on 12/29/2008

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Congrats! I'm a crocheter also but have never attempted knitting. Someone taught me the basic crochet stiches and then I learned on my own from pattern books. I've love to learn to knit as well and I was debating on taking a class at a local hobby store or attempting to learn from a book. I doubt I'll find the time for the class with a newborn, so I was wondering if you recommend a certain video or book?

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