Beginner Tips for Knitting and Crochet

April 24 2020 – Lisa

Beginner Tips for Knitting and Crochet - This is Knit
Beginner Tips for Knitting and Crochet - This is Knit
So you want to learn how to knit or crochet, but don’t know where to even begin? You are in the right place! We put together a handful of videos on our YouTube channel to help you get started on your crafting journey, from where to learn how to knit or crochet, all the way to the best method to practice new knitting and crochet methods! So keep reading if you are ready to kickstart your new crafting adventure with us. Where To Learn   We are often asked by people who are either looking to learn how to knit or crochet, or who are looking to jump back into the crafts, “where do I even begin?” Take a look at our first video outlining the best methods we have come up with here at This is Knit. Ranging from YouTube tutorials and learning from friends or family, to books (of which we have plenty in stock here at the shop!) and in-person classes and lessons, there are so many ways to learn how to knit and crochet that all it takes is a little bit of time to find which method works best for you.   Don’t Start This Way! In this quick video, we talk about a common misconception when starting your first knit or crochet project. The last thing you want is to become fatigued with a larger than anticipated project, so here we suggest what alternatives there are for you to explore when you are ready to dive into your very first project. The greatest motivator is a sense of satisfaction with a project you are proud of and can’t wait to show off! Why Use Natural Fibres?   An often asked question by new or returning knitters and crocheters is about the use of wool and other natural fibres in their projects. In this video, Lisa will briefly cover the magic of blocking your finished project and how, when working with natural fibres, blocking can result in a neater, more tidy finished object. Furthermore, how working with natural fibres can be more pleasant (and softer) than you may think! So to learn a bit more about the world of all things woolly, click on the link above. Don’t Use Massive Needles   Before you buy your yarn and needles, watch this video! Here, Lisa will explain why maybe you should avoid the overly large needles and bulky yarn for your very first project. There’s nothing more frustrating than losing the motivation to finish a project when the yarn is not exciting or it takes a long time to complete. Check out this short video for This is Knit’s best tips for your first project. The Power of the Frankenswatch   We’ve all been there - you are excited and jump right into a project, happily working along when all of a sudden you come across an instruction for a new-to-you method which you aren’t exactly sure how to tackle. Do you risk it and move forward? Or perhaps you could watch this quick video where Lisa explains how a Frankenswatch works! Knit and crochet with confidence with this handy tip on how to practice new stitches. Learning how to knit and crochet and being able to create beautiful things is an incredibly satisfying and joyful experience that we hope we can help you discover with these YouTube videos. Do you have any advice or tips to share for beginner knitters and crocheters? Or any suggestions of what you would like to see a video of? Leave a comment down below and let us know! To view the whole playlist on YouTube, head over here!


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