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Can you help a beginner learn how to knit - suggest books, supplies, etc?

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Mimsy2000 Tue 19-Aug-08 16:02:22

i want to start knitting but have never ever done anything like this before. can anyone recommend a good book and starter kit for me? i had been thinking i'd like to start by making a scarf or baby blanket, but maybe that's too ambitious?

any ideas on how and where to start would be appreciated!

hana Tue 19-Aug-08 16:06:50

there was a great supplement in the guardian a few weeks ago - I've saved it for the same reason!

their 3 top websites for beginners were

http://www.knittinghelp.com]]
http://www.learn2knit.co.uk]]
http://www.tinyurl.com/5grthc] ]

hana Tue 19-Aug-08 16:07:25

www.knittinghelp.com
www.learn2knit.co.uk
www.tinyurl.com/5grthc

mistypeaks Tue 19-Aug-08 16:09:08

knittinghelp is fantastic.

TenaciousG Tue 19-Aug-08 16:12:51

I really really like Stitch n bitch, there are some really nice patterns which you can see on that link. I made a Kitty Earflaps hat within a couple of months of learning, took me a while but I did it, now I am designing my own stuff.

Mimsy2000 Tue 19-Aug-08 17:17:46

great - thanks for the websites, i'll check them out.

TenaciousG Tue 19-Aug-08 18:38:36

Oooh, Mimsy, here's another good site with some gorgeous free patterns, maybe a bit much for a beginner, but they may inspire you perhaps?

DutchOma Tue 19-Aug-08 19:27:50

If you are anywhere near a local yarn store go and have a chat. They will help you to get started.
Also join Ravelry and check out which local groups are near you. It is much easier if someone can show you than just to learn from a book.

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