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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:

“[Ravelry.com] 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. https://www.ravelry.com

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!