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Old 12-10-2011, 02:21 AM   #1
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Best starter project for teen
Hi Folks;

My daughter wants to learn how to knit! Yeah!

I wonder if you can suggest a good starter project for her. Quick, basic, but very-very cool!

Many thanks and happy knitting,
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:31 AM   #2
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Welcome to Knitting Help!

Let's see...

Fingerless mitts
http://store.tangleonline.com/index....roducts_id=989
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...erless-mitts-3

Cup Cozy
http://www.caffeinatedcrafter.com/20...-tutorial.html

Hat
http://beadknitterpatterns.blogspot....-brim-hat.html
http://www.diamondyarn.com/d/diamond.../leaflet/5883/

These are all knit flat and are simple. You know your daughter better than anyone..what is she interested in?
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Both hats are really cute! I started knitting when I was 14 (learning from the videos on this site, actually!) and I really, really wish someone had told me not to do a scarf. Five feet of garter stitch was pure hell. Hats, though, are adorable and useful. I would've actually worn a hat. :P
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Yeah, I don't recommend garter stitch scarves. They may be good practice, but by the time you're halfway done you're ready to sleep from boredom. Now if you do something interesting like practice different stitch patterns in your scarf that would be very interesting and fun to do!
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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Using a great yarn like this...and using large needles US15 or bigger...a garter stitch scarf is interesting and the results are fantastic!



Elsebeth Lavold Silky Flamme, a thick/thin soft yarn:




Big needles, garter stitch and a fantastic interesting yarn are a great combination for a quick, beautiful, not-too-expensive scarf!

A little goes a long way!

The big needles create an open, airy, almost lace-like, garter stitch scarf!
My adult daughter learned to knit recently, and she purchased a wine colored Silky Flamme from the LYS. Using big needles and garter stitch, she created a scarf that was fantastic! The knitting wasn't beyond her ability from the technical standpoint. Knitting with such a fabulous yarn kept her interest, and the big needles ate through the yarn quickly! Voila! Scarf done in days. She was so proud.
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Yeah, a bulky yarn and bigger needles would make it lots easier to knit a scarf!
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