Knitting for Beginners

Welcome to our knitting for beginners section where you’ll find all the information that beginner knitters need. From understanding needles to explaining yarn, we have a huge selection of free knitting patterns, tutorials and informative knitting videos to get you on your way!

Knit a Baby Cardigan

Handmade knits for babies will never go out of fashion and we have got the perfect baby cardigan knitting pattern for you to try. Expert knitter, Caroline Voaden, shows you how to knit a baby cardigan with this adorable pattern which looks super cute but is also super easy to make! The pattern is a…

Top Beginner Knitting Blogs

With this week focusing on helping beginner knitters conquer the basics and more, I thought I would share with you a selection of the top beginner knitting blogs to help all of you keen crafters get started. Full of projects, tutorials, ideas, hints and tips, these knitting blogs are great for enabling you to create a whole…

You Can Knit…The Ultimate Beginner Knitting Guide!

Have you ever started a knitting project only to find that you get stuck at the first hurdle and automatically want to admit defeat? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You Can Knit is a new book by Stephanie White, craft editor and knitting aficionado. Covering all the basics and more, You Can Knit provides the ultimate…

Garter Stitch Tutorial | Knitting for Beginners

Knitting expert Stephanie White shares a simple garter stitch tutorial from her new book, You Can Knit! The simplest of all stitch patterns, garter stitch, is also my favourite. I love the graphic, ridged pattern it creates, and I love that I never have to worry about the edges curling. Garter stitch lies flat.  …

This week we’re loving… Beginner Knitting!

As summer turns to autumn our thoughts start to turn to snuggly yarn projects in preparation for the chilly days ahead. If knitting has got the better of you in the past, or you’ve got a brand new yearning for yarn, then this week we’ve got just what you need, with advice, techniques, books and…

Simple Sock Knitting Pattern

This simple sock knitting pattern is perfect for first-time sock knitters because there’s no heel to turn and no shaping until the simple decreases for the toe. The support around the heel comes from the ribbed pattern that creates elasticity, hugging the contours of your foot. The socks are knitted in the round with double-pointed…

How to Make a Rug | Knitted Rug Pattern

This chunky rug feels wonderful under your feet and the best part is it’s made from recycled sheets! It’s the perfect rug to place by your bed and step onto every morning. Once you’ve cut old sheets into a continuous strip, the knitting part is simple and it knits up fast. This knitted rug pattern requires giant…