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Topic: How did YOU learn to knit?  (Read 7230 times)
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jMi
« on: August 27, 2005 08:25:04 AM »

Everyone I know can do anything... except knit. All I want to learn to do is knit!  Cry

I keep eyeballing the little kits in Hancock fabrics/Walmart/Joanns/etc., but keep changing my mind about them.

Where did you all learn to knit? Kits? Websites?

Any recommendations? Pwease? Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005 09:28:57 AM »

I used a combination of a couple of vintage books I bought at thrift stores and one website with videos of casting on, knit, purl and binding off.  I don't remember the website now, but I found it on a thread here at Craftster.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005 09:42:50 AM »

I learned to knit entirely on the internet - no books, no teacher, just www.KnittngHelp.com and www.StitchGuide.com.

I may not be a _good_ knitter, but I can knit Cheesy

(Ok, i'm a good knitter for someone who has been doing it for only 4months or so).
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2005 09:51:00 AM »

Big thanks to you both! I'll be hitting the thrift stores and those websites today! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2005 09:56:32 AM »

Check with an older female relative or friend. I learned from my mother and one of her pattern books from when she was young.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2005 09:59:25 AM »

Once you learn the basic knit/purl techniques the first Stitch and Bitch book has a lot of great pointers and illustrations to teach some more complicated stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2005 10:02:07 AM »

My mother and grandmother taught me how to knit when I was about seven, and we had knitting classes in school in grade 3 or 4 I think.

I second the idea of finding someone who can show you how to knit in person, it's a lot easier to learn that way I think. Check with local yarn stores, they're almost always glad to help out knitting novices, or at least they'll know where to find someone who can teach you how to knit.

And welcome to the world of knitting!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2005 10:05:06 AM »

My mom was taking knitting classes at the local AC Moore about a year and a half ago and when my Grandma found out (she's been knitting for forever) she sent my mom and I Stitch N Bitch.  I absolutely loved the look of the book and the projects in it so the night we got the book I sat on the sofa and taught myself how to cast on, knit and purl that night.

From there I've picked up other knitting books and taught myself other stitches, increases, decreases.

But I definitely recommend Stitch N Bitch for a beginner- Debbie Stoller did an excellent job explaining the different stitches and the diagrams are great!

I used this site to teach myself how to use DPNs :: http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit12.htm  DPNs look really scary at first but once you get the hang of them, they're not too bad.

I hope this helps!
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jMi
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2005 10:31:34 AM »

Wow you guys are all so helpful! We have AC Moore and Hancock Fabrics here and I know both places have various classes throughout the month, so I was thinking about stopping by those places tomorrow and seeing if either have knitting classes going on Smiley

I also keeping looking at Stitch N Bitch at the store but haven't bought it yet since I don't know how to knit, figured it would be an investment for when I know some Wink

As for older people to help, I'm not finding much luck there. My mom only knows how to crochet, and I don't have anyone else in the area to ask for help.  Undecided

Thanks again though, you guys are awesome!

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2005 10:49:29 AM »

The first Stitch n Bitch book does teach you how to knit; it's not just patterns. I learned from Debbie Stoller's How to Knit book myself.
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