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Originally Posted by Moxie
.......I thought I would start with a poncho or something simple or cap. Do I need a pattern? I don't even know how to cast on or hold the needles or anything yet.........
Welcome! Since you're new to knitting, you might want to start with a dishcloth. They are fast and easy, and you learn all kinds of different things when making them. And they make perfect gifts!
Start by watching the "How To Knit" videos here:
Then, you'll find lots of free dishcloth patterns here: