Knitting Patterns for Beginners
When you first pick up a pair of needles, knitting can seem confusing. How do you read a pattern? What does that abbreviation mean? And oops, how do you pick up a dropped stitch? With these knitting patterns for beginners, you'll be on your way to becoming a knitting whiz in no time at all.We start with a knitted scarf. This beginner's project helps you nail down the basics of casting on and weaving in the ends. What makes this so easy is how customizable it is -- yarn thickness and needle size affect the end product. A small imperfection? It simply gives it charm.
Redecorating? Refresh your living space by making your own one-of-a-kind couch cushions. These double-sided covers -- one side is wool fabric and the other is knitted -- are a great way to use up extra material from your other crafting projects.
Always on the go? Tote your things in something cute and handcrafted. (Friends will "ooh" and "ahh" over your handiwork.) Make a buttoned case for a pair of eyeglasses or a zippered carryall for miscellaneous knickknacks.