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bella_domanie
« on: October 03, 2007 05:57:34 PM »

I know how to crochet but, I want to be able to knit too.  I love the way knit looks for most things, it just looks cleaner, more finished.

I learned the basic knit and purl from Lion Brand's website.  But, nothing I try comes out looking like I want it to.  I try a k1, p1 and don't get the mini ribbing.  I try k1 row, purl 1 row to make a square and.. it doesn't look right.  Are there any other websites that can show me better?  Kind of like Annie's Attic is to crochet?

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
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isabelle_g
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007 06:04:38 PM »

Have you tried knittinghelp.com? 

I know there's a bit of a disconnect between knitting and crochet (as a knitter who's had difficulty mastering crochet).  Crochet has several different stitches (single, double, half-double, triple)...in knitting, there's essentially just one stitch, and how you make it depends on whether you're looking at the front (knit) or the back (purl).  There are many good places to go to learn how to knit (Maran's illustrated Knitting Visually was a big help for me), but if you're looking for videos, knittinghelp.com is the best single place to go.
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bella_domanie
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007 06:13:32 PM »

Thank you!  As soon as I'm done with my movie, I'm going to get started on that website.  If you're having problems with crochet, I highly recommend AnniesAttic.com.  They have videos of every stitch they're showing you and eventhough I learned how to crochet when I was 9, it still helped me learn a lot of new things.  Good luck with your crochet and thank you again.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007 06:56:18 PM »

Awesome, I've been looking for good crochet vidoes! 

I have a weird sort of mental block with crochet; I can do every stitch, but only for one round (yeah, I know, it's weird).  I've been looking for a good crochet video site.  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007 10:58:58 PM »

Thanks for that link, bella_domanie!  I'm a beginner with crochet too, and videos like those will be a big help!
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007 07:16:04 AM »

You can always try Youtube. Ther are tons of instruction videos on crochet, knitting, beading etc out there (even car repair...)
Just search for "knitting".
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007 07:16:49 AM »

If you're more into physical learning tools, I recommend the Stitch'n'Bitch book.
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007 09:49:25 AM »

I taught myself to knit (granted, I'm still learning) with the Teach Yourself Visually Knitting book.... here:
http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Yourself-Visually-Knitting/dp/0764596403

I'm not a "teach myself" kind of person, but this book has been wonderful!
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007 10:21:37 AM »

Go to www.knittinghelp.com there are videos!

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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2007 12:40:19 PM »

I've been teaching myself by using kids/teens knitting books! They are really helpful to me.  Cheesy I like Stitch and *itch too, but I found the kids books to be more benficial because they use colored photographs. Good luck.
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