Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Learning to knit

Hi Meredith, you mentioned in your note that you wished to learn how to knit.
There is this terrific website, especially good for visual learners called: The creator of the site has provided free videos of (so far) every technique I have needed to see, ranging from basic cast ons, knits and purls to intricate increases and decreases.
I have found it extremely useful, and even now, after I have been knitting almost every day for several years I still find myself going to it to learn a new technique.
I adore the internet.
Here's the page all about Cast ons.
And never hesitate to ask a question, knitters are friendly folk, for the most part :-}


Leslie said...

Great resource, Diana!

Love the colours of the scarf, BTW

I would also suggest a basic class at an LYS. It would help your community's local economy and find you friends with like minds. Off my soapbox now...

Meredith said...

Yay! Thank you! I've looked locally for someone to show me, but videos are awesome!

LynnM said...

DIana, I've been lurking but want to add that I keep knittinghelp permanently stationed on my bookmark bar as YO on the yarnover page (even though I have that one down. Good thing I got it mastered before your YO2s! Got them now, too!) There's always more to learn, and yes, I watched the cast-on vid while starting one of your projects!

Every day is a school day!

Have fun, Meredith!

Karen said...

Hope the stole gets better for you as time goes on. I'm sure it'll be perfect. The website you mentioned on today's post looks great. For all the years I've been knitting I still don't know how to do a temporary cast on. Maybe now I'll learn. Thanks, Diana!

AlisonH said...

Ooh, look at those colors!