I actually LIKE January! Just like I like September. No, it’s not because I crave walking my dogs in those gale-force winds (like today) or can’t wait for the roads to become like ice-carpets just waiting to trip me up, but because January is a new beginning!
We’ve just celebrated the New Year. Out with the old, in with the new. 🙂
The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. Melody Beattie
September also seems to have that same “new” feel to it; I think it has a lot to do with the end of summer and all its frivolities and getting on with life’s more serious stuff! So as we put away all of December’s holiday frills and wait for next year, NOW is the time to start something new.
What better THING to begin than learning to knit. Learning how to hold the needles, learning how to cast on stitches, learning how to do the knit stitch, then the purl stitch, then learning how to cast off. Then, doing it all over again!
So, in this short blog post, I’ve included 3 super easy ways to learn to knit. Because it IS easy to knit. Learning to knit is also easy; all you need is some time and patience. We all have some of that, so no more excuses!
Grab a copy of Knitting: For Beginners! – The Ultimate Guide to Learn How to Knit & Start Creating Amazing Things (With Pictures!)
The really nice thing about this book it that it speaks the KNIT TRUTH. And truth never grows old! Lots of nice reviews, too. Trust me, if there is someone in your life who knits, they may be more than happy to show you how, but it’s not so easy learning from someone as it is learning from scratch. The author, Amy Taggert, does a nice job with all of knitting’s information.
Secondly, there is The Knitter’s Bible. I have this book, and I LOVE this book! Besides lots of info on learning how to knit, there are patterns and invaluable knitting tips, that I refer to again and again! You know you’ve found a winner when you refer to its pages all of the time.
Lastly, there is The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, 2nd Edition: *All You Need to Know to Knit *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Knitters *Packed with … and Photos for 200 Stitch Patterns. This is a GREAT read for any knitter, whether you are brand-new to the craft or have been knitting for years. Lots of nice reviews and don’t we all love pictures!
I learned through pictures and step-by-step instructions. Once I knew the basic stitches, it was just a matter of repetition. Believe me, that is the only way to learn how to knit. It’s just like learning anything else; practice, practice, practice!
So, get practicing! See the carousel below for all the links here or click one of the books above.