5 Knitting Projects for Newbies

 Fact: People who don’t knit are generally impressed with knitting.

Fact: Knitting is not {really} that hard.

Okay, there are definitely aspects of knitting that are hard, and there are definitely complex patterns and techniques that are super impressive. However, I am not talking about those, I am talking about pretty things that ANYONE who wants to dabble in knitting can make with just a few skills.

If you have 3 skills, knitting, purling, and decreasing, you can totally do any of these projects.  Okay, I guess you need to be able to cast on and off too. If you aren’t quite sure or are lacking one of those skills, go to YouTube and watch a tutorial or two until you have it figured out.

1. Gap-tastic Cowl



This cowl is a perfect place to start. Not only is it super cute, and everyone wants one, but I love that you are working with bulky yarn and large needles. It really allows you to watch your work and keep track of what you’re doing. All you need to know is knitting and purling.

2. It’s a Cinch Head Wrap and Collar



This pattern is extremely simple. It is simply casting on 20 stitches and knitting 14 inches, then attaching the two sides together. After that you simply wrap the center with yarn. Done! So simple!

3. Basic Boot Cuff



This is a great, simple pattern knitting on a round. Sometimes when we think of knitting we think only of knitting hats and scarves, but there are other fun patterns out there! These boot cuffs are a great way to practice your knitting skills and get a fun accessory out of it too.

4. Hats for Everyone



Knitting a hat is ever so slightly more difficult than the last three patterns, but don’t be afraid! The only difference is that hats mean you have to decrease. All you have to do is knit 2 stitches together as the pattern directs. If you aren’t sure of how to do this watch this tutorial. This pattern gives sizing for everyone you could possibly want to knit a hat for.

5. Hudson Bay Inspired Baby Blanket



Feeling ambitious? Like you want to take your basic knitting skills and do it over and over and over and over and over again? Try a baby blanket! This cute baby blanket is bound to impress anyone, and for good reason! Its adorable. Play with and change colors, make it your own!

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7 thoughts on “5 Knitting Projects for Newbies

    1. Heather Post author

      Hi Sandra, I don’t have a post about knitting projects for new babies yet, but it sounds like a great idea! I might have to get working on that one! Thanks for reading.

    2. Anna

      I think you mean, where to find these patterns (for newbies, not new babies). They are linked under the images. Click on “Source”. Hope that helps.

  1. Kim Tobin

    I’ve been knitting more lately and have been looking for my next pattern to try. I think I’ll go for the hat! These are really great patterns to build your skills and your confidence!

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