I’m a newbie
My name is Jen and I would love to try knitting. My Gram made us kids mittens all our lives, i’d like to learn and do the same for my kids in the future
I was given four double pointed needles, 4mm (20cm) from what I read on here they are considered a size 6?
I’m looking for anything easy to get me started with the the four needles I have. (does not have to be mittens! I’m looking for anything to get the hang of it)
Anyone have any links? I haven’t found anything on this site that uses the 4mm size.
I haven’t watched the videos yet, I want to wait till I can buy some yarn.
Thanks for any help!
The videos are on the Advanced techniques page, wouldn’t hurt to watch before you get yarn.
either way though i’d like something easy to start with if anyone has a suggestion.
I prolly should have mentioned that i’d love to have my gram show me, but I have moved away from home now so it’s not possible.
Yes, check the video here in KH and/or check this page, too.
Infant hats are a great way to learn to knit in the round with double points (DPN).
To just get the hang of knitting (and purling, decreasing, increasing, casting on and off-- and that’s really all there is to knitting!), just use 2 of the needles. You can get end-protectors, or just wrap rubber bands or use a piece of cork-- but you want to somehow have stoppers at 1 end of each of the 2 needles so that your stitches don’t fall off. (This turns them into what are called “straight” or “single pointed” needles.) Then get some worsted weight yarn-- it will have a little symbol that looks like a skein of yarn, with the number “4” in it. Don’t get anything fuzzy or with bobbles-- just plain yarn, preferably light colored-- and just work from the videos. In a bit, when you are ready to make mittens, that size needle will be great!