5 Knitting Projects for Beginners

October 05, 2020 2 min read

5 Knitting Projects for Beginners

If you have just recently started knitting, you may feel intimidated by many of the projects you would love to create. It is important to push past the initial intimidation and find your stride. There are many beginner projects that will allow you to create a beautiful garment while learning new stitches and techniques. These knitting projects for beginners will boost your confidence and the results will be a pleasant surprise.

1. Finger Knit Throw

Big Up Throw Kit

Finger knitting is simple, fun, and quick. It is a great introduction to knitting for beginners and creates gorgeous garments. If your children want to learn how to knit, finger knitting is a great place to start. They will be able to create some fabulous garments in a short period of time with this technique. The Big Up! Throw Kit is one of our fave finger knitting kits. 

2. Simple Color Block Scarf

Beginner Knitted Scarf

If you feel comfortable with the simple garter stitch, you can knit a beautiful color block scarf. Scarves are great beginner projects because they mostly consist of simple knits and purls. Use some hand dyed gradient yarn and your scarf will truly be one-of-a-kind.

3. Chunky Knit Throw Pillow

Knitted Throw Pillow

Knit some comfy home decor. Grab your largest set of needles and a few colors of soft, chunky yarn and get to work. Practice your stockinette stitch and create one large square. Sew the square to a backing and add some pillow foam or batting. No one will ever know that you are a beginner when they see this charming project.  

 4. Elfe Tee Kit

Elfe Tee Kit

If you consider yourself an advanced beginner, this Elfe Tee may be perfect for you. Use either two different colors or one color in varying shades to knit this seamless, light weight shirt. Superfine fingering yarn is soft and holds its shape. This will undoubtedly become your favorite shirt.

5. Chevron Baby Blanket

Chevron Knitted Blanket

What is sweeter than baby soft hand-dyed bulky yarn for a special baby (or for you)? The Chevron pattern blanket may seem to tricky for you, but beginners quickly learn that this pattern is simple enough for brand new knitters. You will fall in love with the superfine merino wool used for this blanket. Once you watch the "how to" video found at this link, you will want to dive right in. 

You may still be a beginner knitter, but that doesn't mean that your projects reflect that. Knit fantastic projects that will help you practice new skills while creating garments that everyone will love.

Do you have a favorite beginner knitting project? Let us know in the comments. 



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