I was self-taught.
Long ago, when I was but a wee lass of 12, my grandmom got me a learn-how-to-knit kit with yarn and plastic needles and a DVD. The kit sat in my closet, ignored for three years. One day, I was bored and decided to give it a try, so I stuck the DVD in, sat down with super cheap yarn and needles and thus began my descent into a new
Honestly, I think I wouldn’t have been able to have learned without that DVD and over the years, youtube has saved my butt more times than I can count. There’s some good books out there, but nothing beats a well made video with a good narration. If you can find someone in person to talk to, that’s always the best, but in place of that, youtube is very helpful. Just search for whatever technique you’re having trouble with and try a few videos (there’s almost always two or three or more) until you find one that clicks with you).
There’s a page on this blog with some other good sources for learning and pattern hunting. One of them is Ravelry. Join for free and you won’t be sorry. There are discussion forums for almost everything and you can start new ones yourself if you need help with something. This is something I’ve done and I always get good, helpful answers from fellow knitters.
Hope this was a little helpful. Good luck with your knitting!
A nice addition from a follower. This is true too and I forgot about this sort of thing. Thanks!
Whenever I’ve come across recipes, they’ve been like a kind of simple outline for knitting something, versus a detailed pattern. Usually you see them for common items or if someone doesn’t know exactly how to write a pattern in standard formatting.
Once, for instance, I had someone who wanted to make a shawl similar to one I had made. My friend already knew, like me, how to knit a triangular shawl, so I left out the instructions about forming the triangle and just focused on the stitch pattern, which was what she really wanted to know.