I was taught to knit by my grandmother when I was quite young. I was given a pair of straight needles, much too long for my little hands, and squeaky acrylic yarn. The stitches were cast on for me, way too tightly and I was shown how to do the knit stitch. I was told just to knit and then had the piece bound off for me when I was done. The knitting always turned out a weird shape, had dropped stitches, or extra stitches and was a boring garter strip.
I went back to basics and taught myself, by reading blogs and magazines, searching for how to’s on You Tube and watching knitting podcasts.
Over time I was able to teach myself a lot, but when I look back on when I started knitting seriously, I wish I had known the following key tips:
4.Choose a project you want to knit and practice on that as it is much more rewarding than a random strip or square
5. Use nice yarn and nice needles, as this is a key part of the process and adds to the Beginners should be taught to knit with good yarn and nice needles – because we should be sharing the joy and love that we have for our craft!