Newbie Knitting | Introduction

Newbie Knitting | Introduction

As promised, I will be starting my Newbie Knitting classes this week. For those of you who would like to join in, here is a materials list to get you started.

All of the projects designed for the beginner Newbie Knitting series can be completed on 9″ long size 8 (5mm) needles. I recommend Clover Bamboo as a good starting needle. They have a nice feel and are not expensive. You also need a yarn needle and some worsted weight yarn (our first project will be using a yellow/gold).

Other supplies you may want to have is a small tote bag (any will work – I often use my reusable grocery store bags) to keep your projects together, a soft dress makers measuring tape, a small pair of blunt end scissors, and a pencil (potentially a small notebook). A crochet hook (size H/8) is also helpful to have on hand when you need to fix mistakes.

Ok… now that you have all your supplies gathered… you are ready to get started. Lesson one, Casting On will be posted tomorrow. Stay tuned!


Newbie Knitting Lessons
Introduction: Materials List

Lesson One: Slip Knot
Backwards Loop Cast On

Lesson Two: Knit Stitch
Project One: Begin Little Birdie

Lesson Three: Binding Off
Project One: Finish Little Birdie

Project Two: Easy Headband

Lesson Four: Making Pom-Poms
Project Three: Block-Work Hat

Lesson Five: Purl Stitch
Project Four: Knit and Purl Wash Clothes


Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art


  1. Yay I am so excited! I recently just started and need a lot of help lol

  2. I’m very excited to start! I taught myself to knit a little bit last year, but I didn’t get very far.

  3. My five year old daughter and I have really wanted to start knitting, but haven’t been able to find someone to show us how- thanks so much for posting these lessons! We can’t wait to get started! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much, your knitting instructions are so clear and simple! I do not knit and my daughter wanted to learn so we are using your lessons.  She is very excited and they are wonderful! thank you

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