View Full Version : In need of assistance

06-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Hello, Can anyone please help this newbie get started? I'd like to start a simple blanket for my grandson and I really need HELP!!! i have only the basic of skills and I don't know the terms for knitting at all. I was hoping that maybe someone could assist me. If you can please I'd really appreciate it.:doh:

06-04-2008, 08:23 PM
I don't know if this will help http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary these are the basic terms

06-04-2008, 09:02 PM
Click on the Videos tab at the top and read 'Getting Started.' What pattern are you planning on using?


06-04-2008, 09:04 PM
As princessbonniejane said you can find that info here at KH. Go to the top of the page and there are 2 tabs that will help. One is Glossary which has a listing of the common knitting terms and what they mean. The other tab is View Videos that has many videos that Amy has done showing how to do everything from a cast on to knit and purl stitches and many other things you may need to learn in order to progress in knitting and crochet skills.

06-04-2008, 09:14 PM
Perhaps your public library has how-to books and videos. Ours has lots.

Have fun.

Jan in CA
06-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Sometimes having directions printed out and sitting next to you helps, too. Here's a few if you need more than the videos.


Tutu Carol
06-04-2008, 10:44 PM
I taught myself how to knit using this site! The videos are absolutely fantastic, when I am confused, I play the video over & over until I "get it" lol

As well, "google" knitting & you will be overwhelmed w/ideas & info!

Welcome to our world!

06-05-2008, 12:46 AM
One easy way to make a blanket is by using circular needles and the basic dishcloth pattern. I've used this to make blankets from baby sized to ones large enough to fit on a bed. I normally use 2 strands of 4 ply yarn so it makes quite a warm blanket.