I started with the Boye kit and loved it. Using the videos here really helped- it was harder to understand in the book. The Boye kit gives you everything you need to start & do several more advanced things except the yarn!
I would suggest a varigated yarn to start with, it helped me see the stitches better and was exciting when I was just practicing stitches to get my tension even. "Oh look, there's purple! Oh look, there's lilac! Oh look, there's white!" Yes, I am this easily amused. Thank goodness.
Have fun and welcome to the adventure! This forum is wonderful for help!
OTN: - Tree of Life afghan, socks, afghan for Dad, Tura Maeve baby dress, alpaca Winter Mountains scarf, Frida poncho
Recently FO- Quinn cabled bag, Evangeline fingerless gloves (2 pairs), Topknot baby hats, pompom & earflap hats, 8 pairs of socks, Baby Folkwear Caftan, Debbie Bliss Baby Shawl (blanket)
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