I have wanted to learn how to knit for a while. In fact I have tried a few times over the last few years. Sure I love doing sewing projects but the processed of knitting looked so cool. But finally this clicked so I wanted to share how to teach yourself to knit for anyone else in my same situation.
In the past I’ve tried to learn with a book and a different time I had a knitting friend sit down with me but it just never clicked. I couldn’t get the feel of it from the book.
While I could do the stitches when my friend was around I found that on my own I was hopeless. I think it was just so easy for her to correct me or start me off that I didn’t really get it enough.
But this last week I finished my Downtown Snood kit from We Are Knitters, it’s a kit that comes with EVERYTHING you need for the project (yarn, directions, needle, carrying case) and gives you access to tons of online videos that walk you through every step.
Best Way to Teach Yourself How to Knit
I honestly think the difference this time for me was that I was set up for success. This is why I think I finally had my knitting breakthrough.
- I had EVERYTHING I needed. With the kit you know you have everything and enough of everything. There’s no question that you’ll have enough yarn to finish the project or got the right type and size needles or anything else you might need.
- I could practice at my pace. It might seem crazy that I watched two videos over and over for hours that combined were just a few minutes each but that’s what it too for me. Watching and doing watching and doing. With a friend I’d be to embarrassed to have them repeat that many times.
- I was able to review at my convenience and speed. I didn’t have a lesson and then had to remember it in my head and muscle memory. Nor did I have to worry about putting someone out asking them to show me again. I reviewed the video each time I thought I wasn’t sure. And at the beginning that was A LOT. If I had gotten stuck though I could have emailed them for help (this is something they offer all their customers).
- It was a project I wanted to finish. The wool is SO gorgeous and soft. Even nicer than the pictures show. And the style is really cute. Before I just tried making long strips that I thought eventually would be a scarf but that didn’t motivate me.
The We Are Knitters Kits really set you up so that you will be able to and excited to finish your project. If you have been wanting to learn how to knit I HIGHLY suggest picking up the Downtown Snood kit.
I’m so excited because they have LOTS of kits kits from beginner through expert (they have 4 skill levels). I have the little bear hat and scarf waiting for me now. The projects are all very on trend stylewise too which I reallllllly like. You can buy them without the needles if you already have your own stash.
And if you have been wanting to learn how to knit I HIGHLY suggest picking up the Downtown Snood kit. I’m so excited because they have LOTS of kits kits from beginner through advanced.
I have the little bear hat and scarf waiting for me now. The projects are all very on trend stylewise too which I reallllllly like.
You can buy them without the needles if you already have your own stash but I love that you can buy them with (no risk of not having enough yarn or the wrong needles).
I’m so used to speedy crafting but knitting is out of my comfort zone and it took me a while to “get it”. I watched the “casting on” and basic stitch videos, just replaying and retrying the stitches for about 2 hours before I felt comfortable going on.
Once I got that though I was good to go. Still not as fast as you knitting pros but I was able to make this awesome infinity scarf that I’m totally obsessed with.
Any ways if you are interested in learning to knit, a new knitter, or even a seasoned knitter who doesn’t have to time to dig around for awesome patterns and go to the store to find the best yards and supplies you should definitely check out these kits.
You can enjoy 15% off through Jan. 1st if you use the coupon code RAEGUNWAK when you check out at We Are Knitters. And one lucky person gets to win their choice of kit (up to $149 value most are by far below that!) GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.
Thanks so much to We Are Knitters for providing the awesome kits for me to review and sponsoring this giveaway!