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Knitting can be a great hobby for people of all ages. Learning to knit can be a simple and fun experience. There are many sites online that can help you to learn. If you would rather learn from an expert, there are classes available. This can be a great way to meet new people as well. Both can be excellent sources for easy knitting projects that are perfect for the novice. Before learning to knit, you will need to make sure you have the necessary materials. These include yarn, two knitting needles, scissors, a crochet hook and point protectors. Another thing that is useful, but not essential, is hand lotion. Even with easy knitting projects, your hands may get dried out and even crack when you work for long periods of time. So be prepared. There are almost unlimited choices of yarn colors, so choose colors that are particularly appealing to you. You will also need simple knitting patterns. These can be found in craft stores or online. Free ones can easily be found online, making it the less expensive choice. Just search for "easy knitting patterns" or "beginner knitting patterns" and see what you can find that appeals to you. There are many easy knitting projects available. By choosing one of these, you will be less likely to get frustrated due to the difficulty of the project. There are many different designs to choose from so you will be able to find something that interests you. Arranging for your own success in your first few knitting projects is important. Don't choose a project that is beyond your present skills. Be patient and assured that those more advanced projects will come in time. If you are looking for an easy knitting project for the holidays, you can easily find patterns for Christmas ornaments, wreaths or stocking stuffers. These can be a great addition to your holiday decorations. They can also be used as gifts. Giving away a hand-made knitted gift will be greatly appreciated and cherished by friends and family. Among the other easy knitting projects are towels and potholders. These are great for the kitchen and can be very useful. Again, these can be made for your own home or given as presents. The simplicity of these projects will allow you to finish quickly. Because the patterns are simple, you will be able to practice the basics of knitting without spending too much time on a project. Hats are also a great choice for a beginner. These can be made in many different designs so you can choose one that fits the personality of the person receiving it. There are also many patterns for baby hats. These are great projects because babies need their heads and ears kept warm, and parents will appreciate the time and work you put into the hat. This makes a knitted hat a wonderful baby shower or birthday present.


The yarn you choose for your project can vary greatly based on the way that it feels. It is possible to find very soft yarn that will make the hat more comfortable for the user. There are also yarn choices that will make the hat extra warm. This is good if the hat will be worn in the winter. There are many other easy knitting projects to choose from so it will be easy to find one that appeals to you. Searching online, in stores or possibly talking with friends who knit is a great way to get patterns and knitting tips. No matter what easy knitting project you choose, you will have a great time learning to knit....enjoy the journey.

Peter Locuratolo is the owner of the blog AgileKnitter. For more free tips, articles and how-to videos about knitting, please feel free to visit http://agileknitter.com.

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Learning to knit a simple and fun