How to knit for beginners

Learn how to knit

This is a good place to start if you are new to knitting. Here you'll find tips and tricks and links to blogs and videos, where you can learn more. It is our ambition and hope, that we can help guide you safely into the cozy world of knitting

Dear new knitter - Welcome!

Whether you are an absolute beginner and completely new to the knitting world - or whether you just want to refresh some basic techniques, we want to help you learn more about knitting.

That's why we've put together this page with everything you need to know about learning how to knit. You will find video guides where you can learn the basic techniques, blog posts with tips and tricks, explanations of abbreviations and other knitting terms. Not least we want to guide you towards the knitting patterns and easy, small projects that are perfect for beginners.

Knitting basics & accessories
What do I need to get started?

You actually don't need much in order to get started with your first beginner knitting project.

As a minimum you'll of course need yarn and knitting needles. We often recommend circular needles for beginners, and yarn that is a little thick, so you can see what you are doing. In addition, you need a measuring tape, some stitch markers, a good cup of tea and a lot of positive vibes and a bit of patience ;)

Where to start...
Finding a good beginner knitting project

And now you have come to the best part... finding a good beginner knitting project. It is important that you set a realistic level of ambition in the very beginning, as most beginners make mistakes.

We recommend that you read our blog on Choosing a good beginner knitting project here or that you find inspiration for your first knitting project below.

Knitting patterns for beginners

See our collection of patterns for beginners. See for example our large Easy Peasy collection, written completely without abbreviations and with links to relevant help videos ...

See beginner patterns here
Knitting kits for beginners

Our knitting kits and beginner boxes contain the correct yarn, in the right quantities. You don't have to worry about finding yarn in the right thickness. See our suggestions for great beginner kits here.

See beginner kits here
Find your gauge

As a new knitter, it is important to know your gauge. Maybe not crucial when knitting your very first dish cloth, but as soon as you launch yourself into a bigger project, where the fit is essential, it is important to know whether you knit tighter or looser than what is indicated in the pattern.

If you knit too tight, your sweater becomes too small, and if you knit too loose, it gets too big. And you can discover that by knitting a swatch