I know there are only about one BAZILLION different places to reference for learning how to knit......
To help me out, I was wondering where YOU learned so that I may have a place to start.
*One of my main HUGE problems is that I have a goldfish's attention span and always lose my place, get flustered, and un-do it all.
*I would like to get into making some stuffed animals or knitted dolls maybe rather than a blanket.
Well, this is no help to you but I first learned from my nan lol.
However, I didn't knit for years and when I came back to it I found a couple of books really helpful, Knitting for Dummies and The Knitters' Bible. They are geared more towards knitting garments but very clear on the stitches, increasing, decreasing etc.
I think your best bet is to go into the wool shop and ask the people that work there, they are usually super helpful cos they want to convert the whole world to knitting. They could point you towards some simple starter patterns.
I agree with Laurel.
Would also suggest craft stores.The one near us hold regular course for beginners.
On keeping track my mother in law always had a paper and pencil in her knitting.I'm currently using her stitch counter for my wrap project.
I learned from my Mum I think but it was some time ago!
I also keep a pencil and paper in my knitting=)
Okay thank you that would be a great place to start since I have knitting needles already but need to go yarn shopping. Who doesn't like one-stop shopping??!! =D
I recently learnt from Knitty Gritty. It's amazing! I made a scarf, some booties and a hat and after that felt confident enought to try the lace pattern scarf and now I've been knitting toys and all sorts. It's a really clear book.
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