Learn to Knit

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to learn to knit? Or would you just like to? (How effective are New Year’s resolutions in reality? Knitting can be a great way to relax and focus on something you can do when your world seems overwhelming. Also, you can make beautiful things… eventually. Like any new skill, it takes some time to learn and it takes more time to improve. But there are some great patterns and resources to help you get started. So I’ve collected some great absolute beginner knitting patterns to get you started.

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Often, a knitter’s first project is a dishcloth. Dishcloths make a great first project because it’s small and simple, so it doesn’t take very long before you can cast off and have something you can show your mom and use. Try this Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern to get your start. You can use these lovely cloths in the kitchen or the bathroom as a luxury face cloth!

If you’re an absolute beginner and have no supplies, a kit is a great way to get started. It means you don’t have to decipher all the information on a pattern and find all the supplies you need. Everything is included in this great Learn to Knit Dishcloths Kit. Try one of these out to get the yarn, pattern, and needles that you need to make it all.

Once you’ve got the hang of that, you can whip up this Homespun Kitchen Set, which adds some simple details. The pattern includes instructions for both a dishcloth and a towel, as well as the i-cord detail to use to hang the cloths up.

Another simple first project is a knitted scarf. This classic knit scarf pattern is in pdf format with links to videos for additional tips to make this easy knit scarf, perfect for men, women or children!

If you’d like to try a snood, which is a circular cowl or infinity scarf, you can get a Chunky Snood Knitting Kit, with the option of having needles included if you don’t already have them. This kit includes a How to Knit manual, which will review all the basics of knitting, including how to cast on, cast off, knit, purl and sew. The yarn is chunky and the needles are 9 mm, which means that it’s a project that will work up quickly due to the large yarn and needles. Kits also make great gift ideas for someone who would like to learn to knit!

Another easy garment idea is a knit shawl. This one is definitely more delicate and will absolutely be a great project if you have a lot of time to sit and wait, so it’s perfect for travelling or taking on the go while you wait to pick up kids from school or activities. So, if you’re loving knitting and want a bigger project that is still simple that you can work on, this is definitely for you. It’s designed with fingering or sock yarn in mind, but it’s a pretty flexible pattern, so you could use just about any yarn that you have on hand.

Another fun project for beginners is a knit blanket. And if you think it’s going to take forever, you’re wrong! You just need some super bulky yarn! Learn to knit this super chunky throw with 40 mm needles and you’ll have a luxurious lap blanket in no time! And I keep seeing more and more jumbo yarn options at Michael’s, so it’s getting easier and easier to find the supplies to make these blankets.

Of course, you can also find kits for these chunky blankets as well. I love the look of this natural wool chunky knit blanket. The kit includes 25 mm birch circular knitting needles, which are perfect for blankets! The kit includes 16 balls of wool to make a 46″ x 65″ throw blanket. And don’t you just love those giant tassels on the bottom? LOVE!

Once you’ve got the basics of knitting, you can make this simple knit hat! The Chunky PNW Beanie Kit contains lovely soft merino wool in your choice of 6 colours, the faux fur pompom, as well as the pattern to make this gorgeous, trendy knit hat.

And really, a cute textured knit hat like this one is just a slightly different combination of knits and purls, so this stylish beanie pattern is not too far off for you, even if you’re just starting to knit! The Linden Hat is a super chunky knit hat pattern knits up quickly and is perfect to grab on a cold winter day to keep your ears warm!

And believe it or not, YOU COULD KNIT YOURSELF A SWEATER! That’s right! This Simple Knit Sweater Pattern is an adult-sized knit sweater pattern that can be worked up in a weekend and is so very easy! It’s made using only a few rectangles, some seaming and squishy yarn! It’s a great project for those still new to knitting!

I hope you’ve found a pattern here that can get you started into the great craft of knitting. It’s something I truly enjoy. Pick up one of these patterns today or pin these great ideas for later.

What a great collection of knitting pattern to learn to knit! There are even some beginner knitting kits included in this round up! Perfect gift ideas for new knitters! #knitting #patterns #knitkits #beginnerknits #beginnerknittingpatterns #learntoknit #craftevangelist
Beginner knitting pattern for this easy knit dishcloth. Learn to knit with this easy knit dishcloth pattern. #knitting #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #knitting #pattern #craftevangelist
Learn to Knit Dishcloths with this beginner knitting kit! Perfect easy knitting pattern and everything you need to start knitting dishcloths! Love the selection of colours, too! #knittingkit #easyknittingkit #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #beginnerknittingkit #craftevangelist
Homespun Kitchen Set beginner knitting pattern. Perfect pattern to start learning to knit! Love these gorgeous simple knit dishcloths! #beginnerknittingpattern #beginnerknits #easyknittingpattern #easyknits #knitdishcloths #craftevangelist
Easy scarf knitting pattern for a beginner knitter! Love this simple pattern with video tips. Perfect first project to learn to knit! #knittingpattern #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #craftevangelist
Beginner Knitting Kit for this stylish chunky knit cowl. A snood is just a fancy name for an infinity scarf. This kit comes with everything you need to learn to knit! #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingkit #knittingkit #beginnerknits #craftevangelist
Gorgeous simple knitting pattern for this triangle shawl beginner knitting pattern. Easy knitting pattern perfect to learn to knit! #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #beginnerknits #learntoknit #craftevangelist
Giant chunky knit throw beginner knitting pattern, perfect easy blanket to learn to knit for a new knitter! Love the luxurious look of this blanket knit with super chunky yarn. #beginnerknittingpatterns #beginnerknits #knitblanketpattern #easyknittingpattern #easyknits #learntoknit #craftevangelist
Gorgeous chunky knit blanket kit, perfect for beginner knitters! Everything you need to knit this luxurious trendy throw in one kit! Love this easy stylish knit afghan pattern! #knittingpattern #knittingkit #beginnerknits #knitkit #easyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
This Chunky Beanie knitting kit is perfect for beginners with chunky luxuriously soft merino wool and a gorgeous faux fur pompom makes a perfect easy knitting project for new knitters! #knittingkit #beginnerknittingkit #beginnerknits #easyknittingpattern #easyknithat #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured chunky beginner knitting pattern for this trendy beanie! Love the simple pattern, perfect easy pattern for new knitters! Can't wait to make one of these... they work up so quickly! #quicknits #knittingpattern #knitbeaniepattern #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknits #beginnerknittinpattern #knittoquepattern #craftevangelist
Super easy simple knit sweater pattern, perfect for beginner knitters! Chunky knit sweater knits up quickly. Perfect first sweater pattern for new knitters! #knitsweater #easyknits #easyknittingpattern #beginnerknittingpattern #easyknitsweaterpattern #craftevangelist

Gifts for Knitters

If you have a knitter on your list and don’t know what to get them, well let me steer you in the right direction! When you know someone does a craft, sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options of things that you don’t know what to do with. Well, I am here to guide you!

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A yarn bowl is always a great idea for a lovely gift for a knitter. Many knitters don’t own one yet (even me)! I usually wind a center-pull ball, but a yarn bowl is still a lovely knitting accessory and isn’t this wooden one beautiful?

Here’s another super adorable yarn bowl. Don’t you love this ceramic sheep yarn bowl? So cute. 

Unique buttons also make a lovely gift. It’s always great to have an assortment on hand for finishing up a project without having to go shopping for buttons. And sometimes buttons can inspire a project all by themselves. These gorgeous carved wooden bird buttons are adorable and so unique! I love handmade!

These boho painted wooden buttons are another great option, if your recipient are a trendy button option. How fun would it be to give such a simple, but special and thoughtful gift from an independent artisan?

Stitch markers also make a lovely little gift, a perfect little stocking stuffer. Check out these adorable sheep stitch markers… so cute.

Alternatively, if your recipient is more of the minimalist type, these delicate raindrop shaped brass stitch markers are another stitch marker gift.

I have never knit with a knitting ring before, but they look so interesting. If your knitting loved one does a lot of colour-work, then they might like to figure out how to knit or crochet with one of these knitting rings

Almost any knitter would be delighted with some luxurious, wonderfully-coloured yarn. Check out this gorgeous autumn colourway wool yarn from Fashion Touch Supplies.

Or a full kit full of yarn enough for a complete shawl in a teal to browns. So many knitters will have spent the pre-Christmas season making gifts for others. What a delight it would be to be given supplies to make a lovely treat for themselves!

I hope you find these suggestions helpful for shopping for the knitter in your life! Pin it on Pinterest to share with your friends or find it later!

Lots of thoughtful and unique gift ideas for knitters! I love the sheep yarn bowl! So cute! #knitting #gifts #giftideas #christmas #craftevangelist
I love these unique hand-carved wooden bird buttons! They would make such lovely embellishments on a knitting project! #buttons #wooden #knittinggifts #giftideas #giftsforknitters #craftevangelist
Adorable little sheep stitch markers! These are so adorable and practical! great stocking stuffer for a knitter! #stitchmarker #handmade #independentartisan #uniquegifts #giftideas #giftsforknitters #craftevangelist
Love these delicate raindrop stitch markers. So subtle and pretty and minimalist. Lovely stocking stuffer idea for a knitter! #giftideas #giftsforknitters #knitters #stitchmarkers #minimalistknitter #minimalist #brass #craftevangelist #etsy
Such fun Boho Painted Wooden Buttons! Great little thoughtful gift idea for a knitter! It's fantastic to have a great stash of buttons to finish off special knitting projects! #buttons #knitting #giftsforknitters #giftideas #stockingstuffers #craftevangelist #etsy
What a fun yarn bowl! I love this ceramic sheep yarn bowl, a perfect gift for a knitter! So cute! #giftsforknitters #yarnbowl #yarn #crafts #giftideas #christmas #etsy #craftevangelist
Pretty little practical knitting rings. These look handy! I would love to learn to knit with one of these! I heard they're good to relieve hand strain. #knittingring #knitters #knitting #giftsforknitters #giftideas #stockingstuffers #yarncrafts #craftevangelist
Gorgeous colourway in this hand-painted yarn! Love these colours! A fantastic skein of yarn makes a lovely gift for a knitter! Great idea! #crafts #knitting #giftsforknitters #yarn #yarnlove #craftevangelist #handpaintedyarn #teal #rust #orange #brown
Love the colourway in this fantastic yarn kit to make a "find your fade" shawl... pattern available on ravelry. This yarn looks lovely! Great gift idea! #yarn #findyourfade #shawl #yarnkit #knitting #giftsforknitters #crafts #craftevangelist
Beautiful wooden yarn bowl! Such a lovely gift idea for a knitter! Gorgeous! #giftsforknitters #giftideas #knitters #handcarved #wooden #yarnbowl #craftevangelist