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    So I only ever have one resolution and this year I've decided I want to learn to knit I've heard amazing things as its a good form of relaxation, can beat anxiety/stress, money saving as crafts can be good presents etc.

    However I have NO idea where to start, what equipment I need or where I can learn!!


    Any knitters out there who know?
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    You need two knitting needles, some wool, and someone's friendly grandmother.
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    try crochet-ing first you can make cute blankets from it
    It's something easier to start with My mom taught me how to do it
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    there are ridiculous amounts of resources on the internet, or you could find a bool at a library.

    Once you learn the basic knit and purl stitches you'll be away.
    infact you only need the knit stitch for the simplest fabric patterns like scarves.

    there's a blog called techknitting which is really good if you start right back when the blog started and work your way forward.

    happy knitting
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...condition=used

    That book taught me to crochet and to knit, and I've never found a better book for the beginner.

    However, there's lots of sites devoted to knitting on the interent, which include you-tube tutorials.
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    I was thinking of learning how to knit too actually I used to do dress making and I'd buy magazines which I found helpful, the same publishers do ones for knitting so it might be worth looking into them. You can get them from Asda and WH Smith.

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    Ask someone who knows how to knit to teach you, like a grandparent
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    Youtube taught me how to knit.
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    There are lots of clubs and societies out there that do knitting classes or sessions. I'm a member of one. Very good for anxiety and relaxing.
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    I learnt to knit from my nan and learnt to crochet on youtube.

    Literally just buy a set of needles and a ball of wool and youtube away. You will find many have a 'knit along with me' video and a link to the pattern so you can use the pattern as a stand alone when you become more confident

    Its a great hobby though. Its stress reducing and you can make all sorts of random cute oddities. I make jumpers and scarves/hats/gloves for myself and others. Plus I made a tea cosy for my new tea pot (I'm that cool) and I am currently addicted to Amigurumi - GOGGLE IMAGE IT OMG THEY ARE SO CUTE
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    I'd love to learn how to knit and I've been considering it a lot lately. Love the idea of knitting my own socks, hats, scarves, gloves, jumpers and dresses!!
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    So I only ever have one resolution and this year I've decided I want to learn to knit I've heard amazing things as its a good form of relaxation, can beat anxiety/stress, money saving as crafts can be good presents etc.

    However I have NO idea where to start, what equipment I need or where I can learn!!


    Any knitters out there who know?
    hiya
    Me too,I want to learn how to knit so I can make booties and cute little jumpers for my future babies.

    My mother learned when she was 7 using blades of grass and she taught my sister when she was 5.I am shamefully in my 20's and still can't knit.

    I was advised to start with number 4 knitting needles and slightly thick thread.There are 4/5 steps (depending on your knitting method).It's easier when you are removing your knit at step 4 to complete your stitch.

    Enjoy and good luck
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    I've invested in a cath kidston learn to knit stuff for £12 which includes a book and a project scarf- fingers crossed!
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    So I only ever have one resolution and this year I've decided I want to learn to knit I've heard amazing things as its a good form of relaxation, can beat anxiety/stress, money saving as crafts can be good presents etc.

    However I have NO idea where to start, what equipment I need or where I can learn!!


    Any knitters out there who know?
    If you go into a shop which sells wool and the people SHOULD know how to knit, they can help you. Ask about a knit stitch - start off with this one. Thicker wool is better for scarves and they're a lot easier. I chose thin wool for my first project - AWFUL idea. The internet is great but for me personally it's easier to see someone do it infront of me. Practice helps and you WILL mess up. My friend and I added in so many stitches without even realising we done it and dropped stitches! It's really crazy what you can do without even realising it.
    Don't get a cath kidston thing, they're over priced.
    Wool can be quite expensive but charity shops sell them as do some markets, check around the stalls! Good luck, it's really therapeutic!
 
 
 
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