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Old 04-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Very first project?
I'm a knitting newbie and was sent here by a friend. This is a great website and the videos are perfect!

My question is, what is the best beginner project? So far, all I've done is practice different stitches. Now I'd like to try to make something, but I'm not sure where to begin. Thanks for any help!
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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A scarf is a great place to start, simple useful and FAST!!
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by GinnyG
A scarf is a great place to start, simple useful and FAST!!
Thank you! Any particular pattern or just any?
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #4
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I began with a scarf, but got bored with it eventually. Maybe you should try a hat or a bag, something that won't be too hard but will give you something that you have to put some effort in.
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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Hi, Welcome to the forum

Try the pattern tab on this site and also go to You may also like to do dish clothes to practice stitches.

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Old 04-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
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A garter stitch scarf is usually a good place to start. Once you have the hang of doing the knit stitch then throw in some purl stitches. This may be something you never wear, but learning the stitches is important. I also suggest while you're at it to learn what the stitches look like. It will help tremendously when you are onto ribbing and more complicated patterns.

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Old 04-01-2007, 09:42 PM   #7
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The first project I started was a 2x2 ribbed scarf but got bored before finishing it. The second project started, and the first one I actually finished was a pair of socks.

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Old 04-01-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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i have made some hats and a scarf. right now i am making my mom a scarf.i think though, i am gonna make it a stitch sampler scarf. lots of change so i dont get bored. i am also making a large bag to be felted. i also finished some baby booties-quick cute and easy! i just started knitting in feb. my next *hard* project will be Elizabeth Zimmermanns Baby Surprise Sweater. i am nervous about starting it. do let being new mean you have to keep it too easy! be adventurous
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I started off making a couple dishclothes, the first is just basic knit stitch, and the second had a pattern (textured square) where there were purls in certain places to make the pattern.. it was neat.
Now I'm making a scarf (I'm about a foot along) where I knit and purl following a pattern, and I also have a baby blanket going where it's just basic knit stitch with the odd yarn over... So I'm learning one thing at a time, as I need them I guess.. lol.. I haven't really found the scarf boring yet, but I guess I keep switching between scarf and blanket.. After these I would like to try a sweater, or that really cute tank top from interweave knits... Once I actually get a hold of the magazine..
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:14 PM   #10
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i started out making scarves and lots of dishcloths to practice gauge as well as patterns and techniques. then i tried a baby hoodie. that is probably my biggest project to date. i'm really wanting to co ik's arwen. but i'm really pretty chicken, too.
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