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I'd like to learn to knit, but I have no idea where to start. Does anyone have links for places to learn the basics? I mean true newbie, never picked up a pair of needles before kind of basics. TIA!
 

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<a href="http://stitchguide.com" target="_blank">http://stitchguide.com</a> shows about every stitch there is and has video clips to boot. If you are a book kind of person I hear that Vouge Knitting is a great resource. I'm getting it for Christmas so I will find out shortly.<br><br>
ETA the Vouge Knitting book is pricey but you can use the 50% off code or coupon from Joann to get it cheaper.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: ditto <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Stitch 'n Bitch is great as is Knitting for Dummies.<br>
I really like the way Stitch 'n Bitch explains things and takes you thru projects to help you learn.
 

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I would check with your local library to see if they have videos/dvd's or even books for that matter on learning to knit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Another option is if you have a LYS (local yarn shop) sometimes they have classes or weekly "knitting groups" that you can chat with, visit and learn new techniques <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Here is a link to the site that I learned how to knit from. They have several little free videos you can watch and she explains it very clearly: <a href="http://www.fiberartshop.com/knclbg.htm" target="_blank">Knitting videos</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I so need this thread! Thanks, mamas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Thank you all!<br>
I can't wait to get started! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I wa sjust going to come post a thread like this, I really need a new hobby, I've always wnated to learn, I have trouble elarning forma book but it's worht a shot!!<br>
thanks!
 

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I have wanted to learn how to knit for the longest time. I tried to learn from a book but it did not work for me. I guess I am a hands on type of person. I finally went down to the local yarn shop. They taught me the basics. And you can go there with any questions or problems. They also have Knitting Night every Monday. It is a wonderful atmosphere. Besides learning how to Knit, I also met a great group of women. I would personally suggest going to a local yarn shop and asking if they have classes.<br><br>
I have totally enjoyed it. I am a beginner but I have made scarfs, baby blankets, and a hat for myself. I would like to some day graduate and make my son a pair of longies.<br><br>
Good Luck!<br><br>
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I'm so glad there are so many helpful knitting mamas out there. I'm an avid crocheter, and want to learn how to knit. Those links that you've posted will surely help. Thanks!<br><br>
Lexi
 

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Another fan of Stitch 'n' Bitch here. The projects in there are very well-explained. It's easy and the follow-up book is cool too.
 
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