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"Knitting for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials" eBook
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You've seen your friends do it. You've heard celebrities - Julia Roberts and Amanda Seyfried - gush about it. You know that it's fun and incredibly addictive. What is it? Knitting, of course! Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Knitting for beginners can seem intimidating at first, but with the right free beginner knitting patterns, anyone can learn how to knit. We know there are a lot of articles out there showing you the right way to get started knitting, so for your convenience, we've put together a group of simple tutorials and free knitting patterns for beginners, to make your learning experience less stressful. With our free eBook, How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials, you'll find tons of great patterns, tips and step-by-step instructions that will make picking up knitting a breeze. Knitting for beginners doesn't have to be complicated, especially when you have the right tutorials at your disposal! With just a little time and practice, you’ll be knitting like a pro in no time at all – there’s really nothing to fear. Still a little nervous about trying to knit? Let's break it down a little. Did you know that there are only two stitches you need to know? Those are the knit stitch and the purl stitch - all the other special stitches are created from variations of those two stitches. Isn’t that great news? Once you know how to knit and how to purl, you just need to practice with a few easy beginner knitting projects until the motion becomes more natural.
With this eBook, we'll demystify the secrets behind various needle types, casting on, decreasing stitches, and once you’re ready, how to start reading knitting patterns. Each tutorial is accompanied by clear photos and step-by-step written instructions. Once you feel like you’re ready, at the end of this free eBook, How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials, you’ll find two easy beginner knitting projects that are designed for the beginner knitter. Remember, even more experienced knitters enjoy working with beginner knitting patterns, so don't feel any shame when you're knitting them. Quick and easy knitting patterns are more than just learning tools, they're fun and fast projects that can be used for practical things or given away as gifts. The best part about How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials is that it also includes a list of common knitting abbreviations, as well as a standard yarn weight chart. Not only will you use this eBook to learn how to knit, but you’ll keep it as a reference for whatever knitting questions may arise.
Before you start diving into simple knitting patterns, it's important to understand the materials you'll be working with. As you've probably gathered from pictures, or just hearing about it from friends, knitting uses a variety of different needles (straight, circular and double pointed) all in disparate sizes. Knitting for beginners may sound confusing at first, but once you understand the difference between the needles and their sizes, it's a piece of cake. As a beginner knitter, you probably won't be working with circular or double-pointed needles right away, but we'll explain the difference between them at the beginning of this eBook. After all, once you learn the basics of knitting, you're bound to want to try new and more experienced techniques. To start with, it's best to select large straight knitting needles, so you'll be able to see yarn and stitches easily as you learn how to master the hobby. Large straight knitting needles are also great for quick knitting projects, similar to the ones you'll find near the end of this free eBook.
How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials will walk you through all the different types of knitting needles. After reading this eBook you'll be able to select the right pair for you to learn on and you will know the difference between other types of knitting needles. We also explain the reason for different sizes of knitting needles and teach you the common ways of sizing needles. You will be more than ready to get started once you read this free eBook. Having a solid foundation of knowledge before you cast on will enable you to advance your new skill more quickly later. Once you have a basic knowledge of the different types of knitting needles you'll be able to move onto the main event, learning how to knit.
Once you know basic yarn information, and understand the difference between various knitting needle types and sizes, it's time to actually learn a stitch! One of the most important things you'll need to know how to do in knitting is the knit stitch. Inside the How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials eBook, you'll find a written tutorial, complete with pictures that will help guide you through the process. Once you grasp this stitch, you can move on to learning the purl stitch. After you know how to knit both of these, you can start tackling easy knitting patterns and make fun new stitches by combining the two stitches you just learned! Don't think that you have to be a knitting master before starting any projects of your own. Part of the joy of knitting for beginners is being able to complete a basic scarf, which you can do by just repeating the knit or purl stitch over and over.
So, if you've always wanted to be able to give your family and friends homemade gifts for the holidays, now is your chance. If you've ever found yourself sitting on the sofa, bored silly, and wishing that you had something to do, why not learn a new hobby? Beyond being addictive, knitting easy patterns can be extremely rewarding, productive and a great way to unwind. Knitting is also a portable hobby; you can take it with you wherever you go. Whether you have some free time to kill while riding the subway to work, or if you're waiting in the doctor's office for the nurse to finally call your name, knitting can make hours fly by, and at the end of all those hours, you'll actually have something cute and cozy to wear. Download your free copy of How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials and get started on the exciting journey to becoming a knitter.
When you start feeling comfortable completing rows of the knit and the purl stitch, it's time to break out the easy knitting projects and get knitting! This easy cotton dishcloth pattern featured in this free eBook is an awesome pattern to work with. Get plenty of practice working the knit stitch over and over by knitting up a few of these! In just a few hours, you'll probably feel comfortable enough to try knitting up a different project, like a knit scarf pattern. The best part? When you're done practicing this pattern, you'll also have a durable washcloth for the kitchen! If you practice with a strong, cotton-blend yarn, you should be able to easily wash and reuse your dishcloth for years to come!
In this collection of free tutorials, tips and articles, we've also included a slightly more advanced pattern for a knit scarf. Knitting scarf patterns is a great way for beginners to make something a little more challenging than a dishcloth, but not anything that involves too many advanced techniques. When you're more experienced, you can try patterns with more lace and subtle decreases, but for now, this Chain Stitch Scarf is a great pattern to help yourself get better acquainted with knitting. Build up your knitting confidence with easy scarf knitting patterns so you'll be able to confidently move on to something more challenging. You're never too old to learn how to knit and knitting for beginners can be an extremely fun and rewarding learning process! If you've always wanted to be able to make homemade gifts, or if you're looking to pick up a new hobby to kill extra time - while still being productive, just download your free copy of How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials and get started knitting!
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