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« on: October 20, 2006 06:07:04 PM »

I have been wanting to learn to knit~so I went and picked up this book at Michaels.
I will be looking thru it later on this evening~any ideas that will make learning easier??  I tried to learn many years ago and ended up tossing the book "Learn to knit in a day" in the give away pile.
Any hints would be great!!
mgf~ Wink

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006 06:37:13 PM »

For me, I had to see knitting being done to really get it. Reading things didn't help me at first. Although now that I understand the basics, I can understand what the books are teaching.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/ has videos of the stitches being done which would probably help you out. And if you know anyone that knits, hit them up. I learned from the sweetest lady at my LYS.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006 06:48:28 PM »

i pretty much learned to knit with that book too and i just kinda skimmed through it (i still haven't read about all teh diff techniques)
what i spent time on was: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch. you don't need to know the rest till way into the projects (at beginner level at least)
and they have beginnign projects to test out/help you learn teh new techniques - DO THEM it will make things easier (i refused and ended up with a bunch of items that were gigantic and not at all what tehy were supposed to be)

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006 09:38:32 AM »

I'll concur with bombgirl and say do the learning pieces Smiley
My first knitting project turned into a giant and incredibly ugly "afghan" that now functions as a bird-cage cover.  He doesn't mind that it's hideous!

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006 09:51:55 AM »

I'll concur with bombgirl and say do the learning pieces Smiley
My first knitting project turned into a giant and incredibly ugly "afghan" that now functions as a bird-cage cover.  He doesn't mind that it's hideous!

That's why I'm sticking with the beginning projects. For now.   Wink  Although I've skipped the first scarf.  I know I'll have to catch up on learning to switch colors later. But I've had more than my fair share of work in garter stitch.

I believe that patience now will pay off in the long run.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2006 12:29:18 AM »

SnB is a pretty straight-forward well written book with clear instructions. Just work your way through the instructional part section by section with the worsted weight yarn of your choice and something like US8 needles. Read the chapter/section/instructions/whatever then go back through it and act it out. You'll be knitting in no time. Smiley
I taught myself to knit very quickly with that book. If you have stouble envisioning something, I second the knittinghelp.com reccomendation. Fabulous site and sooooo useful.
The illustrations are pretty clear though. I had a hard time figuring out what was going on in some other books' pictures but the SnB ones are clear enough that I was able to mimic them immediately.

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