Where can I learn how to knit?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by debilorrah, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I keep looking around here where I live, but I am not sure where to start!!

  2. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Songster

    May 18, 2007
    I taught myself with a how-to book. It was pretty easy. Do you have a Michaels or AC Moore around there? They usually have classes.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I do have a Michael's. I need tocheck there. I can tell you that they do not have the sharpest bunch of people working for them.
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Are you looking for a class, then? Sometimes specialty yarn stores have classes. You can search online or in the yellow pages under yarn or craft supplies to find them. Some areas have casual knitting groups that get together in public places. There may be a knitting guild in your area. Some people buy a book to learn. There are websites with book-type instructions and some with video clips online.

    www.google.com is a good search tool. You can ask at any specialty yarn or craft stores in your area, to see if they know of any classes or groups. I've often asked friends, co-workers and neighbors, when I'm looking for information. If they don't know, they often know someone that knows. You might even find someone to teach you that way!
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    And there the problem lies. We have no yarn stores or anything like that here. The closest we come is Michael's and JoAnn's. The area is growing, but not quite there yet!

  6. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    Do you know some experienced knitter who can teach you? It's one of those thing where the basics come easy but you can get caught up with technicalities ie oh, shoot, I've dropped a stitch! How do I pick up and retain the pattern? That's why knitting is fun to do with others and not as easy sitting alone with a book. Oh, and I can remember the frustrations only too well when I was learning. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I just googled How to Knit and it came up with lots of info with videos included.
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I found quite a few lessons online. I am kind of a clutz, so I was hoping for a hands on class, but I think I will have to go with the online stuff. It was BYC that even got me interested in doing it, so no I don't know anyone that knits. You would think I could find something more accessible to get interested in...

  9. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008

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