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From: MyGirlFriday
Date: 11-14-2005, 07:41 PM (1 of 7)
I can crochet but I want to learn to knit!!
I have several books with cute patterns in them...but I don't know how to! I think I even have to "Learn to knit in a Day" booklet!! :nc:
What is something east to start with? Anyone have any simple patterns from the internet?? :pc:
mgf~ :wink:
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User: MyGirlFriday
Member since: 12-05-2004
Total posts: 288
From: mommydionne
Date: 11-14-2005, 08:25 PM (2 of 7)
Start with a scarf!! No pattern, just cast on the stitch number you need and knit away. Once you get the rhythm down try a pattern. reading patterns is like a new language. Tho... if you can handle crochet patterns knitting ones will be a breeze!!! :bg:
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: debsews
Date: 11-14-2005, 09:46 PM (3 of 7)
Or try a dishcloth. They're fast, easy and you can use it. Check out this site. They have some knitting videos and how to's along with free patterns. Also google free knittine patterns and you'll get a bunch of sites to look at. Most are rated so you'll know how easy or hard they are. You'll love it. Good Luck. If you need more help just ask!
User: debsews
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 254
From: esrun3
Date: 11-14-2005, 10:05 PM (4 of 7)
a scarf is a good idea to start with. Knitting is easy once you get the hang of it. I always forget how to cast on though and end up having someone show me. LOL Good luck!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MissKittyDillon
Date: 11-15-2005, 12:30 AM (5 of 7)
I was looking at another website (Joann Fabrics, I think) when I stumbled upon this website They have TONS of free patterns and even a downloadable Learn to Knit section, complete with beginner projects. You should be able to find what you are looking for there.
User: MissKittyDillon
Member since: 09-28-2005
Total posts: 33
From: Magot
Date: 11-15-2005, 01:03 PM (6 of 7)
This too
has nice clear pictures
If I were you Alicia choose a fun funky yarn - it will say on the ball what size of needle to use and make a garter stitch scarf that is every row knit. I would choose a yarn that has a needle size of 5-6mm to help it grow fast. On the ball band it will tell you what the tension should be - multiply the number of stitches per inch by how many inches wide you want your scarf to be and knit like the mad woman you truely are!

Stop when it gets long enough and cast off. Count your stitches every couple of rows to make sure you are not dropping any or inventing some. If you find some stitches look like crosses and your stitch count is going up - you are not passing the stitch off the needle properly. Holes or ladders help you to discover the other problem..
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: Sailorliz
Date: 11-15-2005, 03:01 PM (7 of 7)
I agree with Jan. When I teach anyone to knit, I have them pick out yarn for a scarf. Here is a link to free knitting patterns. They also have free scarf patterns for beginners. Once you learn to knit, you will become a mad knitter also. :bluewink:

Free Patterns (
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User: Sailorliz
Member since: 07-20-2004
Total posts: 386
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