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Topic: Any Suggestions for a Beginning Knitter?  (Read 29882 times)
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« Reply #150 on: March 07, 2006 11:59:06 AM »

Oh no! I highly reccomend picking yourself up a beginner book, and bookmarking this website:
http://www.knittinghelp.com
It has videos on everything you can imagine from casting on to cables. It's been the most helpful thing I've used in my learning-to-knit venture.
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« Reply #151 on: March 07, 2006 12:10:59 PM »

Oh no! I highly reccomend picking yourself up a beginner book, and bookmarking this website:
http://www.knittinghelp.com
It has videos on everything you can imagine from casting on to cables. It's been the most helpful thing I've used in my learning-to-knit venture.

ditto on knittinghelp.com.  Smiley  have fun!!!!!
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« Reply #152 on: March 07, 2006 04:38:23 PM »

yes, knittinghelp.com is the best website ever for a newbie! oh and make sure you don't get so addicted that the rest of your life becomes secondary. believe me, it's not good. but have fun! Smiley
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« Reply #153 on: March 07, 2006 07:31:17 PM »

I'm a total newbie too. I have a problem though - knittinghelp.com doesn't really work for me because I'm on super slow dialup. Like, it'd take all night to download one video. Any other suggestions? Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #154 on: March 07, 2006 07:48:19 PM »

I'm a total newbie too. I have a problem though - knittinghelp.com doesn't really work for me because I'm on super slow dialup. Like, it'd take all night to download one video. Any other suggestions? Thanks Smiley

i don't know if you're willing to invest in a book, but i learned how to knit with the first stitch n' bitch book.  the pictures were relatively easy for me to understand as were the instructions.  there are also some super cute patterns Smiley  its also just plain fun to read Smiley 
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« Reply #155 on: March 07, 2006 07:55:28 PM »

I'm a total newbie too. I have a problem though - knittinghelp.com doesn't really work for me because I'm on super slow dialup. Like, it'd take all night to download one video. Any other suggestions? Thanks Smiley

i don't know if you're willing to invest in a book, but i learned how to knit with the first stitch n' bitch book.  the pictures were relatively easy for me to understand as were the instructions.  there are also some super cute patterns Smiley  its also just plain fun to read Smiley 

I actually have it, I just don't get the pictures all that well : / I probably just haven't tried it enough. I tend to get really frustrated really easily Tongue Thanks for replying though Smiley And yeah, I love some of the patterns, they're making me antsy to learn faster! Cheesy
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« Reply #156 on: March 07, 2006 10:09:14 PM »

I'm a total newbie too. I have a problem though - knittinghelp.com doesn't really work for me because I'm on super slow dialup. Like, it'd take all night to download one video. Any other suggestions? Thanks Smiley

i  used some non-video internet instructions, the SnB book and knittinghelp to help me.  also the ladies at the lys showed me how to use the dpns i bought at their store - and my BIL's mom helped me with the dpns to help me.  i printed the non-video interent instructions about 3 years ago - so this was way before i had the SnB book.

slow dial up - does your local library have computers with internet?  i know the one by my parent's house has internet and limits each person to about 10 minutes of internet use.  i mean, are you the type of person who wouldn't mind knitting at the library.  there are times the videos are extremely useful for me.  and i just keep replaying it and try to copy what is done until i get it right.

good luck!  happy knitting!!!
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« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2006 09:19:25 AM »


Have you tried http://learntoknit.lionbrand.com/? They have some good download learn to knit instructions and lots of free patterns! Smiley
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« Reply #158 on: March 09, 2006 11:22:32 AM »

Okay, I've been watching the videos on the website and the Continental style seems easiest to me.  I figured out casting on and knitting - YEAH ME!!  I just can't get the purling part.  Everytime I get frustrated, I just pull it apart, put it away and start over later.LOL 

I discovered my mother and MIL both knit, but haven't done it in years.  They both agreed to try to help me this weekend.  My mom on Saturday and MIL on Sunday.  So, by Monday, I should be able to knit a little bit!
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« Reply #159 on: March 09, 2006 06:18:05 PM »

Oh congrats! Good choice on Continental. I knit English style and I've been thinking about learning continental because I hear it's way faster and less stress on your hands. I learned from my MIL, too.

Purling will make all the sense in the world once you get it.. like most things in knitting you'll think..."I'm a dummy, how did I miss that!?"
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