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 patterns all on the subject of beginner knitting to help you to finally crack it!
Top row, left to right: No beginner knitting week would be complete without the basics — check out our garter stitch tutorial; then knit yourself some garter stitch mitts with this fabulous pattern; try out new stitches in co-ordinating yarns and then sew all your samples into a gorgeous blanket. Centre row, left to right: Master a variety of stitches with our free Knitting Stitches ebook; know your DK from your 4-ply in our demystifing yarn weights post and learn all about needles, the tools of the trade. Bottom row, left to right: Try out a free scarf project or five with our Five Scarf Knitting Patterns ebook; knit some cute boot toppers with a pattern from Stephanie’s White’s fabulous book You Can Knit! (with free ebook!); and once you can knit a square there’ll be no stopping you — just keep going and make a beautiful throw with this pattern from Simple Knits Blankets and Throws. The blog is packed with more free knitting patterns and the shelves are restocked with colourful yarns, so make sure you stop by Stitch Craft Create this week and get knitting!