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    Does anyone have any suggestions on me learning how to knit. I would really like to, especially because there are so many great things I would LOVE to make. Thank you in advance!

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    gonna throw a few sites out at ya. hope they help:

    http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_kn.php3
    http://learntoknit.lionbrand.com/
    http://www.knittinghelp.com/ videos!
    http://learn-to-knit.com/
    http://knitting.about.com/ few simple ideas & patterns

    hope this helps ya get started!

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    Definitely www.knittinghelp.com

    And if you know someone who can teach you in person, that's even better.

    Also, scroll to the bottom of this page and see the threads listed under similar threads". There are a couple of threads with more information to help you.

    HTH

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    Thank you!!!! I'm getting some gear tomorrow, so that I can start this weekend.

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    I have found the cd called Knitting made easy very useful . It can be played on your computor paused , go back to certain stitches

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    What kind of learner are you? Do you learn best by watching, reading, trial and error?

    Most local yarn stores (LYS) have knitting lessons. We have educational classes put on by our parks and recs department at various schools that teach things like knitting, sports, etc.

    You can find tons of videos online that are very helpful. I learned by a combination of reading and watching friends. The book Stitch and Bitch was an awesome resource for me!

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    I am just learning myself and I find it time consuming, difficult but a blast!!!! Thanks for the links ladies!




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    I think I learn best by looking. It didn't even dawn on me to look for some classes. I'll look for some yarn stores in my area. Thanks for the tip!

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    I'm not sure if you have a Micahel's near you, but I know that I have seen knitting classes offered at my store.

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    Our Micheal's stopped offering classes of any kind except for Wilton cake making. I would have gone for that first off otherwise.

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    I learned more than the plain knit stitch with one of those teach yourself to knit books aimed at younger people. It was very helpful.

    A book I really like also is "Teach Yourself Visually. Knitting"

    I really like the knittinghelp.com site also.

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