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Learning to Knit – Resources

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Septembers “12 New Things” goal: Learn How to Knit.

I learned how to knit a few years ago while working a a summer camp. I haven’t picked up knitting needles since! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to sew a few simple winter scarfs to give as gifts this Christmas.

I found a great resource for knitting and wanted to share:

Penelope Loves Lists (one of my fav’s) wrote recently about knitting and she mentioned a great website, Monday Morning Knits.

Melissa from has a passion for knitting and she shares her talent at Monday Morning Knit. She has a great series on learning how to knit, that I plan on using to learn some basic knitting skills. In this series she covers some of the basics:

Step 1:  Slip Knot

Step 2: Casting On

Step 3: Basic Stitches – Knit, Purl, and Slip Stitch

Step 4: Increasing

Step 5: Decreasing

Step 5: Binding Off

She also has a Free Learn to Knit PDF that you can download.

** also my friend Rachel shared a great resource for knitting patterns:

“[] has good amount of free patterns on here that I like to use. You just have to make an account. Not all the patterns are free though, but there are still some excellent free ones.

I’m also going to look into taking a class at a local knitting store. I can’t wait to show off my very first scarf!

Are you participating in 12 New Things? I’d love to hear how things are going.

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  • Jessa (Holiday-Haven)
    September 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

    What a wonderful concept, thanks for passing it along! And a good choice for September.

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  • Cindy Metcalf
    September 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Donna! I want to learn how to knit too!! Maybe we could have a knitting party/play date!! 🙂

    • Donna
      September 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      Cindy I would love to have a knitting party/play date! I’m going to hunt down some pretty yarn and needles and I’ll call you. Apple Cider, kids playing outside moms knitting – sounds pretty perfect to me!

  • Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists
    September 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Donna, Thanks for this shout out. I really hope you’ll learn to and then learn to love knitting as much as Melissa and I do!

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