Learning to Knit

picture of knitted hat & scarf
My first knitting project - A hat & scarf for my daughter
This past fall, I started knitting. Oh sure, I knitted a scarf or a pot holder or something when I was 12, but this was the first time I’d given it a go as an adult. Armed with a copy of Patons Next Steps, a pair of size 10 bamboo needles, and a couple of skeins of wool, I jumped right in on scarves, hats & mittens for my children. I’m lucky to have several friends (both here in town and far away) who knit, and their guidance was invaluable while I was learning, but at a certain point, you can’t have a knitting lesson with 800 children running around and have to find another resource.

Well, I’m here to tell you about some of my favorites. If you’ve always wanted to knit (did I mention that it’s very meditative???), these resources can help! I’ve now been knitting for six months or so and have graduated from scarves and hats to more complicated projects with the help of the following resources. I still consider myself a beginner, but I’m a beginner who is ready to tackle a few new stitches and techniques. Read more