Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 19
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
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!
Joyful Mom
Joyfulmom is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-01-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
Instepping Out
GinnyG's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,452
Thanks: 654
Thanked 820 Times in 674 Posts
A scarf is a great place to start, simple useful and FAST!!
GinnyG on Ravelry, I'd LOVE to be in your "friends"
GinnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
Casting On
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 19
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by GinnyG
A scarf is a great place to start, simple useful and FAST!!
Thank you! Any particular pattern or just any?
Joyful Mom
Joyfulmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #4
Turning the Heel
carmabelle1191's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 663
Thanks: 35
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
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.
My blog!

My Knitter's Geek Code:
KCR+ Exp+ SPM+(+) Addi+@ KPO++ !Pl Bam-( ) Cas> Syn- Cot++@ Wool(+) Hemp>? Stash++(+) Scale++ Fin+? Ent> FI>? Tex>? Lace>? Felt-? Flat(+) Circ+ ML+ DPN- - Swatch(+) KIP+ Blog EZ(?) FO+ WIP(-) GaugeW (DK) F> S> Sp>?
carmabelle1191 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
nadja la claire
Working the Gusset
nadja la claire's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: la Republigue des Reves
Posts: 1,347
Thanks: 450
Thanked 72 Times in 69 Posts
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.

Nadja xxx


My Yarn Stash is a Treasure Chest

nadja la claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 38,160
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 8,979 Times in 7,324 Posts
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.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Last edited by Jan in CA : 07-11-2007 at 10:23 PM.
Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 09:42 PM   #7
Grafting the Toe
Knitting_Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Following the white rabbit
Posts: 4,992
Thanks: 2,318
Thanked 1,130 Times in 832 Posts
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.

What do you mean guys don't knit?

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.

My boring blog

My knitting blog

My New Home Page (work in progress)

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
Instepping Out
jeanius80's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: spanaway washington
Posts: 2,623
Thanks: 758
Thanked 402 Times in 347 Posts
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
my blog
(<--destashing on ravelry)
on my needles - socks!!, hat, SOTSii, bday dress for dd on my hook- one big granny square baby blanket
jeanius80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 10:08 PM   #9
1st Leg of the Journey
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 140
Thanks: 38
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
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..
cds11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 10:14 PM   #10
Turning the Heel
dakatzmeow's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 701
Thanks: 45
Thanked 89 Times in 87 Posts
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.
dakatzmeow is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New project Tropicflower24 What'cha Knittin'? 1 07-23-2008 08:50 AM
My Mom says this is my next project ecb General Knitting 13 06-02-2008 01:58 PM
DPN Project Momof4Greys How-to Questions 9 03-30-2007 09:31 AM
WIP - First real project: Guidepost Sweater Project! TheolaThina What'cha Knittin'? 5 03-28-2007 10:29 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 PM.