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mixie
« on: August 23, 2005 06:18:53 AM »

I'm going to be teaching some beginners knitting classes in my home and need a project idea that can be completed in 2-1 hour lessons. I'm thinking maybe a small clutch? Any other ideas?
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woodchick
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 07:38:01 AM »

How about cell phone cozies? 

Here's a couple examples:
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005 08:03:02 AM »

wristbands? thats what I've started people off on - at its simplest just a rectangle in garter stitch with the two shortest ends sewn together. Its fast and easy with that I actually made something buzz for motivation Smiley
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mixie
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005 08:32:55 AM »

Its fast and easy with that I actually made something buzz for motivation Smiley

That's exactly what I'm looking for here! Thanks, great idea.
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mixie
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005 08:39:16 AM »

How about cell phone cozies?

Excellent idea! Lots of folks have cell phones these days!

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005 06:38:57 PM »

wrist warmers/fingerless gloves! Most people do them in the round (and when I teach people to knit in the round, I usually have them do these, a la knitty's broadstreet wrist warmers. But for super beginners, just have them knit a rectangle, and sew up the seam except for a thumbhole an inch below the top. A clutch is also a great idea.
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tofuttibreak
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005 06:51:13 PM »

my first project was a headband. just like a wristband, but longer.
i've made several since because they are such a quick project.
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heide
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005 12:20:44 PM »

I love all the suggestions so far...  I was thinking wristlets too, but a couple of you already beat me to it!  Smiley  Another possibility is a washcloth, but not a boring one...  My favorite so far is one I did using the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern, and I just made it about 8 repeats long so it would be a little square instead of a whole scarf.  Plus it has cables in it and is very easy, so you could get people knitting cables before they ever get a chance to be afraid of them!
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mixie
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005 05:00:19 AM »

I love the wristband & headband ideas! Very cool. The dishcloth might be a neat project for the SAHM and older crowd, too.

This thread is giving me some GREAT Xmas ideas, too!

Denise
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annarella
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005 05:17:19 AM »

How about a simple stockinette st hat with rolling brim? Can be done straight and seam the sides, or in the round with circulars and/or dpns. If it's too lenghty you could always do it in a baby's size. HTH Smiley
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