Crafting Guide – for the absolute beginner…

Firstly, welcome, we are so glad to have you on board!

 

We asked our crafters for any advice to give folk keen to start, wise words!

  • Go for it
  • Don’t buy the cheapest yarn, it will split and squeak and be frustrating
  • A light colour will be easier to see what you are doing
  • Experiment with different hooks and needles
  • Use a hook that’s bigger than is recommended for your wool/wool that’s too thin for your hook, then you can really see the stitches and how they’re being made and so on. That is only for absolute beginners.
  • Remember different people learn in different ways, so do experiment with books, you tube tutorials, one to one help!
  • Find your local yarn shop and ask about groups, this can be very sociable
  • Take care to knit your ends or it will unravel – gutting!
  • Take it slowly and enjoy the process
  • Have something to aim for – maybe a 6 inch square for a charity blanket, something that will be more easily acheivable say than a double bed sized throw!
  • Support the independent yarn shops when you can.
  • Find your local yarn shop and ask about groups, this can be very sociable
  • Take care to knit your ends or it will unravel – gutting!
  • Take it slowly and enjoy the process
  • Have something to aim for – maybe a 6 inch square for a charity blanket, something that will be more easily acheivable say than a double bed sized throw!
  • Support the independent yarn shops when you can.

 

 

 

These are recorded tutorials and sites to help you get started. If you find one doesn’t help, please don’t give up. Folk learn in different ways, there may just be a better site for you elsewhere.

 

For knitters.

This has been recommended, it is called Knitting Help, and has excellent introduction tutorials for absolute beginners.  

 

For crocheters

Lots of crafters rate Bella Coco

Try Moogly, see here..

or others recommend Mikey and the Crochet crowd

 

To make it slight more tricky there are both UK and US terms in crochet, which you will need to be aware of as you go on, usually if a pattern calls for SC it is American as we don’t use SC in UK terminology!

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Keep trying and Good Luck!!

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