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Easy starting point?

Post by Lainy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:52 pm

I want to learn to either knit or crochet, but I'm not very patient or coordinated - so where do I start and what's an easy project?

I love the look of dishcloths do you literally wash with them? Are they easy?
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Re: Easy starting point?

Post by Plingie » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:57 pm

Do you know someone near you that knows how to knit or crochet? That's the best way! Have coffee (and cake!) with someone who knows what they are doing and they can get you going. Then if you're by yourself and need help with a new stitch you can you tube it

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Post by MJ(Sam's Mummy) » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:04 pm

I taught myself to knit last year by using youtube and asking on here when I got stuck. I'll look up some links for you tomorrow if you like?
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Post by RachaelD » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:10 pm

Yes dishcloths are great, they have good texture so are good at wiping, and they wash up really well. You can also use them as face flannels.

Also holes don't matter in dishcloths, so great for learning.
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Post by Lainy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:50 pm

RachaelD wrote:Yes dishcloths are great, they have good texture so are good at wiping, and they wash up really well. You can also use them as face flannels.

Also holes don't matter in dishcloths, so great for learning.

:hide: are they knitting or crochet?
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Post by Lainy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:51 pm

MJ(Sam's Mummy) wrote:I taught myself to knit last year by using youtube and asking on here when I got stuck. I'll look up some links for you tomorrow if you like?

Thanks i am really hoping to find someone who can help face to face, screens kind of stress me out a bit. But if I can't find any help I will ask you for those links? Thanks!!
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Post by Emma » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:51 am

Lainy wrote:
RachaelD wrote:Yes dishcloths are great, they have good texture so are good at wiping, and they wash up really well. You can also use them as face flannels.

Also holes don't matter in dishcloths, so great for learning.

:hide: are they knitting or crochet?
Both or either :D You can just cast on, knit a a while then cast off to make a simple square. It's easier than it sounds sometimes.
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Re: Easy starting point?

Post by goose » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:42 am

Do you have any needles or yarn at home already?
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Post by MJ(Sam's Mummy) » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:46 am

Lainy, you could ask Prue if she could get you started? She can knit.
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Post by Lainy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:54 am

goose wrote:Do you have any needles or yarn at home already?
Nope, will have to visit spotlight?
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Post by Lainy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:54 am

MJ(Sam's Mummy) wrote:Lainy, you could ask Prue if she could get you started? She can knit.
We aren't in touch at all anymore unfortunately!!
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Post by goose » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:46 am

Lainy wrote:
goose wrote:Do you have any needles or yarn at home already?
Nope, will have to visit spotlight?
I'd probably go for some 4mm needles and cotton to make a dishcloth or two, just to get the hang of cast on, knit, purl and cast off. Could you put an ad in your church newsletter, ask for someone willing to teach you to knit?
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Post by Lainy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:10 am

goose wrote:
Lainy wrote:
goose wrote:Do you have any needles or yarn at home already?
Nope, will have to visit spotlight?
I'd probably go for some 4mm needles and cotton to make a dishcloth or two, just to get the hang of cast on, knit, purl and cast off. Could you put an ad in your church newsletter, ask for someone willing to teach you to knit?
I'm trying facebook and I've got a crochet teacher so far and someone else that wants to join us to learn so that sounds super fun!!! Good idea about newsletter and thanks for hints for shopping list
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Re: Easy starting point?

Post by Claude30 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:24 pm

Ask here https://www.facebook.com/groups/forthel ... ngswoolly/ there is bound to be someone close to you to teach you. I started with a basic dishcloth pattern from here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... -dishcloth
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Post by sjl » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:37 pm

Try your local op shop for needles/crochet hooks too.
I bought a set of crochet hooks off ali express that had been recommended on here.
Good luck - I still can't knit but have managed to crochet a few small things.
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