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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: July 27, 2007 01:22AM

The books I generally recommend for beginners are published by Leisure Arts and are available in any discount or craft store. "10 - 20 - 30 Minutes to Learn to Knit" or "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting" are equally good. They are well-illustrated and take you from rank beginner to having enough knowledge to make a sweater. They cost under $10. You can also pick up an inexpensive pair of needles and a skein of light-colored smooth acrylic yarn to practice with while you are there. There are plastic needles actually made for kids which are great for learning because shorter needles are better balanced in the hand. The needles should be medium large; #8 American size or 5.0 metric are good and the yarn should be a worsted weight.

The whole package - book, needles, yarn - should be under $15.

There are also learning websites which have videos, animations, and excellent illustrations. Here's a good example:

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2007 01:29AM by Alex.

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  HELP THE NEWBIE! yarn lover 07/26/2007 06:41PM
  Re: HELP THE NEWBIE! Alex 07/27/2007 01:22AM
  Re: HELP THE NEWBIE! yarn lover 07/28/2007 12:14AM
  Re: HELP THE NEWBIE! JJKnitter 07/28/2007 04:14PM
  Re: HELP THE NEWBIE! yarn lover 07/29/2007 07:02PM
  Re: HELP THE NEWBIE! omah 08/31/2007 06:56PM
  Response for Omah KT 09/13/2007 10:31AM

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