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Knitting for Beginners: How to Start, useful tips and advice

Maybe you’ve wanted to get started knitting for a long time but haven’t, or maybe you’ve just recently decided that you want to pick it up.

Whatever the case, you want to know the best way to get started! Knitting is an excellent hobby which can save you money and help you relax, but learning the basics can sometimes seem overwhelming for beginners. Don’t get discouraged – it’s not as hard as it can seem! So, what are some useful tips for the novice knitter? We here at Easy Knitting will help you get started with Knitting for Beginners: How to Start at easyknitting.
Knitting for Beginners: How to Start, useful tips and advice
Obviously the first thing you’ll need to do is select your yarn and needles. It’s a good idea to start by using thick needles as well as thick yarn ( a good rule of thumb for beginners is to select needles which are twice as thick as the yarn you choose), as this will help you to control what you’re doing. It’s also a good idea to choose a yarn which has a solid, light color. This makes it easier to see what you’re doing.
For your first project, you want to start out small. Just try knitting something simple, such as a scarf, instead of something larger and more complicated like a sweater. It’s always a good idea, before you actually start working on your first project, to knit a sample to ensure the pattern will work out. If you like, you could also try arm knitting before you start knitting normally, just to help get the hang of it, but eventually you’ll have to take off the training wheels and try it out normally.

>The beginning of any knitting project is what is called “casting on”. Casting on is just a fancy way of saying how you get loops onto the needle. If you Google this term, it will look a bit difficult, but don’t be intimidated! This is something which, once you learn how to do, will come to you naturally. There’s a tutorial here on easyknitting.net which will show you the basics of casting on.

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