In this post, you will see a list of the easiest things to knit.
Most of us start knitting for the same reason – we want to be able to create beautiful knitted garments or accessories (either for ourselves or for someone else).
Handmade gifts can go a long way.
Starting Out As A Beginner…
Everyone was a beginner once, starting a new craft is very exciting but can also be a little overwhelming.
And the way that most crafters will tell you how they started knitting is by completing quick and straightforward knitting patterns that allow you to educate yourself with the basic stitches.
Easy knitting projects can include hats, scarves, cowls, and knit dishcloths.
Learning The Knitting Basics
Learning how to knit involves a steady process of gradually building your skills from beginner-level through to more advanced-level patterns and stitches.
Until then, let’s explore the various knitting stitches and items available for you to complete as a beginner.
Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners
Great knitting doesn’t always need to be complicated.
You can create beautiful items from simple, beginner-level knitting patterns.
As a general rule, opt for patterns that have one type of stitch consistently throughout, as this will allow you to learn to knit by practicing one technique and get used to the ‘rhythm’ of knitting.
Choosing The Right Yarn
You can also look out for patterns that use super bulky yarn.
A thicker yarn will give you more purchase on the string, and make it easier for you to control.
You’ll also be able to spot more easily where you could have dropped a stitch, making it easier to fix your work if you go wrong (and don’t worry if you make a mistake – every knitter does!).
Lace yarn looks amazing but it’s not really beginner-friendly.
Choose The Right Needles
Larger needles will also make learning to knit easier, as they offer you more control.
Smaller needles can prove too intricate when you’re just starting.
I recommend trying to use anything upwards of a 5 mm (US 8) needle when you’re learning to knit.
Plus it’s always better to prefer knitting patterns knit with straight needles rather than circular needles.
Baby Knits For Beginners
The easiest things to knit are usually not large projects.
You can start with small items which don’t take long to complete, such as baby knitted items.
Baby knitting patterns give you a range of little projects to complete including baby blankets and jumpers, plus they are often crafted from chunkier yarn making them quick to finish.
A simple baby blanket can allow you to practice those basic knitting stitches
This beautiful baby blanket makes ideal knitting for beginners; completing each smaller square first before sewing the whole design together.
Plus a knit blanket makes for a great baby shower gift for a friend or a family member.
An easy garter stitch baby sweater
This easy baby sweater knitting pattern for beginners is perfect for you to practice the garter stitch.
You can roll up the little sleeves for a cooler look.
It’s the perfect gift for a baby shower.
Made in a medium-weight yarn, this is perfect for beginner-level knitters.
Easy knit baby slippers
This round-up of baby knits includes many beginner-friendly knitting patterns.
These pom pom baby slippers are created using stockinette stitch, these make perfect knitting for beginners and are quick to finish.
Knitted baby booties
Fast and easy to make (and adorable), these knitted baby booties are an excellent knitting pattern for beginners.
These nautical pirate-inspired baby booties are colorful and easy to make for the little people in your life.
Kids Knits For Beginners
But if you need an easy free knitting pattern for kids to practice your knitting then these patterns are for you.
This cowl pattern is perfect for a beginner knitter as it’s knit on straight needles and seamed.
Kids Beanie Hat Pattern
And if you need a hat to go along with the cowl.
Knitting Patterns For Beginners
If you love knitting and want more patterns to practice check these patterns out in this list below.
You can also see tutorials on my YouTube channel here.