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).
Everyone was a beginner once, 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.
Learning how to knit involves a steady process of gradually building your skills from beginner-level through to more advanced-level patterns and stitches.
Once you’ve mastered the knitting basics, you can move onto more technical knitting methods such as cable stitch.
Until then, let’s explore the various 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 practising one technique and get used to the ‘rhythm’ of knitting.
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 blankets and jumpers, plus they are often crafted from chunkier yarn making them quick to finish.
This beautiful baby blanket makes ideal knitting for beginners; completing each smaller square first before sewing the whole design together.
This easy baby sweater knitting pattern for beginners is perfect for you to practice garter stitch.
Made in a medium weight yarn, this is perfect for beginner-level knitters.
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.
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 colourful and easy to make for the little people in your life.
Knitting For Beginners
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!).
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.