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I knit everywhere, in the car, at church, in restaurants and it never fails that someone will come up to me and say, Oh I could never do that.
Some I am sure just don’t have the desire, but others seem to think it is difficult. Trust me if it was difficult I would not be doing it.
So if you are one of the ones who has not yet learned to knit because you thought it would be difficult here are…
5 Ways To Become A Knitting Ninja
1. Find a Local Knitting Group
In my town there is a group for beginner knitters that meets at our local library once a week. I have not yet attended a meeting but have heard great reports about the group being very welcoming and helpful. My goal this year was to learn at least one new stitch and this is where I plan to go and learn that new stitch.
2. Ask Someone Who Knits To Teach You
Most knitters, including myself are more than willing to share their skills with you. Yes the people I have taught have mostly been friends, but not all. One lady I taught I only knew for 1 hour before she approached me to teach her how to make dish cloths. We were going to be spending an hour a week waiting on our children to finish lessons so why not be doing something productive ourselves. In the time it took me to teach her the skills of making a simple wash cloth we had bonded as friends.
3. Search Your Local Library
Your library might not have a knitting group like mine does but it probably has knitting books. I personally cannot figure out stitches from a book, but I have heard that the best ones for beginner knitters are the ones written for children. So search the children’s nonfiction section for a good beginner’s knitting book.
If you library has a DVD section you might find a “How To Knit DVD” available to borrow.
4. Scout out YouTube for Free How To Knit Clips
I once watched a great tutorial on YouTube about how to make tassels for a blanket I was making. When it was done I noticed that the maker of the clip Knitting Tips By Judy also had a huge library of “beginner’s knitting tips”.
5. Buy A “How To Knit” DVD
I know these DVD’s work. I met a man whose daughter got one geared for children for Christmas. He was flat on his back after surgery and happened to be stuck on the couch that viewed the homes only TV where his daughter was watching the “how to knit” DVD over and over. After viewing it more than once, he thought, ” might as well join in” and went on to knit his children camo print scarfs.
Looking for a simple knitting pattern to get you started? Try my Simple To Knit Fingerless Gloves.