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Old 02-22-2011, 11:29 AM   #6732
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Hi Kendra, welcome!

All you really need to get started is needles and yarn. I'd suggest a medium weight yarn (usually has a 4 on the label) that's smooth and either light colored or variegated, and size 10 needles. Most people start with straights, but they can be hard to balance while learning how to make stitches, so you can get a circular needle which has 2 short tips connected by a cord. They're not that hard to use and you can make flat items with them as well as knit in the round, or larger things with a lot of stitches. The cords may want to stay curled up, but if you dip them (cords only) in a pan of boiling water for a couple minutes, then hold out straight as they cool, that'll help.
sue- knitting heretic

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