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Beginning Knitters!

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This community is mainly for new knitters. Feel free to ask questions about basic stitches, casting on, binding off, etc. Post here to get opinions on easy patterns and get through your "firsts" with knitting. Go ahead and post pics of your projects but keep them behind an LJ cut. Also, please include a subject for your posts in order to allow members to more easily search previous posts for answers to questions.

This community is made up of BOTH beginning knitters and those who are more experienced. Once you get the basics, please share your knowledge with those just starting out!

Helpful sites for beginners (many have downloadable videos demonstrating stitches and techniques!):

http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/knitting/index.html
http://knitting.about.com/
http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit.htm
http://www.knittinggeek.com/
http://www.knittingatknoon.com

Patterns, yarn, and more how-to-knit sites: (thanks to whispering_ibis who provided many of these links in this post )

http://www.knitty.com
http://www.lionbrand.com
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com
http://www.smileysyarns.com/
http://www.patternworks.com/
http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html
http://www.knitlist.com/2003/cellphone.htm
http://www.craftown.com/knit.htm
http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/knitnonj.html
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_3153763,00.html
http://www.fibergypsy.com/Knitting_Patterns/index.shtml
http://www.royalyarns.com/fp/freepatterns.ht
http://megan.kiwi.gen.nz
http://www.knittingonthenet.com
http://freeknittingpatterns.blogspot.com/
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/allpatterns.htm
http://www.freecraftstuff.com/knitting/
http://frugalknit12330.goeserv.com/homepage/freepats.htm
http://tlcforangels.tripod.com/pcrochet.html
http://www.straw.com/cpy/free_patterns.html
http://www.craftfinder.com/html/freepatterns.html
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/projects/project_more.html#knit
http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Crafts/Knitting/Patterns/
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm
http://www.helloyarn.com/freepatterns.htm
http://www.aokcorral.com/projects/how2sept2004.htm
http://home.att.net/~justonemorerow/toesox.htm
http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/index.html
http://home.inreach.com/marthac/knit/knitsites.html
http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/chihswe.html
http://www.knitlist.com/misc.htm
http://www.theknittinggarden.com/gallery/archive.htm
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/knit.html
http://i.webring.com/hub?ring=knittingring
http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/knit/index.shtml
http://www.theyarnco.com/to_knit.php
http://www.loomroom.com/knittingfreepatterns.html
http://knitting.about.com
http://knitwits-heaven.tripod.com/FreeKnittingPatterns.htm
http://www.puffin.creighton.edu/crochetknit/simple_beginner_patterns_for_kni.htm
http://www.royea.net/sockdemo1.html
http://www.tkga.com/commercial.html
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns.html
http://www.learntoknit.com/julia_roberts.htm
http://www.kerriesplace.co.uk/patterns.html
http://www.knitty.com
http://www.p2designs.com/Links-CharityPatterns.htm
http://www.uexpress.com/theneedleworks/?uc_full_date=20010909
http://www.livejournal.com/users/geobabe/195349.html
http://www.cherryyarn.com/superband.html
http://www.cherryyarn.com/freebie.html
http://maggiesrags.com/freepatterns.html
http://www.knittinghelp.com

Other patterns and fun advice:
*make a harry potter scarf
http://knit.atypically.net/scarves/hogwarts/pattern.shtml

*how to make vertical stripes
http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/plainmaf/e-vstripe2.html

*make a DNA scarf
http://noodle.pds.k12.nj.us/june/HelixPattern.html

*really easy beginner's hat pattern
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevsbasichat.html


*another easy hat pattern
http://www.groovy-mom.com/crafty/patterns/chunkyribbedhat.shtml

*spiral knit hat
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt04.htm

*baby cable ribbed hat
http://www.knitlist.com/99gift/baby-ribbed-hat.htm

*Socks 101 (also has a good demonstration of how to use DPNs)
http://www.royea.net/sockdemo1.html

*fingerless mittens (more difficult to make)
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTbroadstreet.html

*3 mitten patterns:
http://knitting.about.com/library/blmittens3.htm
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwec-2NeedleMittens.html
http://www.geocities.com/bbcrafty_17/patterns.html?976597832370

*A sleeveless top pattern:
http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/clothing/summerfunnel/summerfunnel.asp

*How to increase continental-style (also includes other animations)
http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knit/Minc.html




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