- Knitting needles - I recommend learning on straight needles. Needles can be found at craft stores, the craft department of some hobby shops, the craft department of your local Walmart, your local yarn store and sometimes even your local thrift store.
- Yarn - Worsted weight is a good beginner yarn. Red Heart Super Saver is a great starter yarn. Yarn can be found at your local craft store, the craft department of some hobby shops, the craft department of your local Walmart, your local yarn store (if you want to start with higher end yarn) and even sometimes your local thrift store
Youtube Tutorial Links (Note: I am including videos for stitches that will be needed for some of the patterns I will be sharing):
How to Knit - Casting On
How to Knit - The Knit Stitch
How to Knit - The Purl Stitch
How to Knit - The Bind Off
How to Knit - Making a Gauge Swatch
How to Knit - Knitting through the back loop
How to Knit - Yarn Over
How to Knit - Knit 2 Together
Favorite Beginner Patterns:
Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth
Waffle Knit Dishcloth
One Row Lace Scarf
One Row Handspun Scarf
I didn't want to include to many patterns. These are just 4 of my favorite "mindless" knitting patterns that I use when I need a quick project. I also find a lot of really neat patterns/tutorials/tips by searching "knitting" on Pinterest too.
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