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02-19-2008, 12:15 PM
Seriously. A very green beginner. All I can do is knit stitch and purl. I'm making a scarf that is knit 2 purl 1. It has taken me all winter just to get half way done. I have a new baby (well, she's 11m old today) and I want to make her some things. Any suggestions for an easy project for her?

02-19-2008, 01:13 PM
Try some of the baby projects in Mason Dixon knitting book. Making washcloths too would give you practice and is a confidence builder. :hug:

02-19-2008, 02:05 PM
ohhhhhhh..... washcloths!!!! What a great idea! :figureditout: Thanks so much!!! BTW, what does OTN stand for?

02-19-2008, 02:10 PM
OTN On The Needle

And hi and don't forget the handy videos on this site to help expand your knitting skills .
May be worth checking out some knitting books at your local library too

02-19-2008, 02:11 PM
Oh yea, and what type of yarn do I use for a washcloth for an infant?

02-19-2008, 02:11 PM
OTN = On The Needle; i.e. what we are currently working on!

02-19-2008, 02:36 PM
cotton chenille gets softer when washed!!!:X:

02-19-2008, 02:38 PM

Bibs and blankets are pretty easy starter projects and good practice.

Cottons are good for washcloths.

02-19-2008, 03:06 PM

I've made several. They're cute, quick, and easy.

As for materials, cotton yarns and acrylics are great for baby items since you can toss them in the wash.


02-19-2008, 09:53 PM
Oh yea, and what type of yarn do I use for a washcloth for an infant?

I always use cotton. It's very easy to care for. Buy a nice cotton if you make dishcloths, washcloths or bibs. Otherwise, You could use cotton blends. There are some nice ones out there!!!

02-19-2008, 10:29 PM
Welcome to Knitting Help!

Your little one looks adorable, aren't they fun?

I made this for my DGD, it's easy and the instructions are well written and easy to follow.


02-19-2008, 10:38 PM
Thanks to everyone! I'm about to go work on my scarf!

What is good to make with wool? That is easy!!!??