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« on: April 13, 2009 01:44:17 PM »

I am teaching myself to knit and I would like to know what you guys suggest for beginners projects.  TIA!

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009 05:07:18 PM »

I would say that the easiest thing for a beginner to start with would be a scarf. Cast on 20 stitches, knit till you're almost out of yarn, and then cast off. You can modify the pattern for spring by using a fingering weight yarn and big needles(I've done this a few times and it looks incredibly lacey). There are alot of scarf patterns online, just google beginner scarf pattern and enjoy!
I hope you have fun on your knitting adventures.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009 05:32:25 PM »

Dishcloths!  Dishcloths are awesome.  They're like scarves, but shorter, and therefore more instantly gratifying.   Grin  They're also a great way to learn and practice all the techniques you need to know to make bigger items.  Best part, the cotton isn't very expensive.  And you have a useful thing, in the end!

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009 11:04:47 PM »

I've found it's easier to teach someone to knit with a small circular, 16-20", so they don't have to get used to juggling the needles.  Yup, scarves, dishclothes, anything flat.  Some of the fancy yarns make wonderful scarves relatively quickly even if you knit them all garter or stockinette and they don't take much yarn.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009 07:51:18 AM »

A really short circ (16-29") is hard to knit flat with though they're good for hats. A 24" circ is really good for flat knitting, plus you can make small blankets or sweaters with it.

« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009 11:31:29 AM »

Thanks for all the suggestions.  i have been using straight needles.  I have 14" and 10" needles and so far I prefer the longer ones.  Smiley

I would love to do a personal swap!  I can sew, knit, and crochet.  I have a 9 year old who loves to do swaps as well so we can do a mommy/daughter swap package. Smiley
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