With cold fronts and snow storms continuing to sneak their way into our forecast, it looks like that spring wardrobe won’t be making an appearance anytime in the immediate future. So since you can’t whip out the shift dress just yet, why not make the best of those chilling winter staples while you can? Rather than spending a fortune on scarves and hats why not learn something new and knit your own?
In this class taught by the awesome, dynamic and hilarious Jade Harwood, co-founder of Wool and the Gang, you’ll first learn how to choose your yarn and how to hold the needle. From there, Jade will walk you through starting a project and three basic stitches. She’ll finish the class by teaching you quick and easy fixes for common problems or mistakes. At the end, you’ll have your very own knitted snood.
But before you start casting on, it’s always a good idea to hunt around for some inspiration. From a classic beanie to fun coasters, here are 13 knitting projects you can easily tackle once you get the hang of things.
8. Traveling Cable Cap: This one is certainly the most complicated of the bunch, but still definitely doable. Save this for when you’re feeling confident in the basics and want to try out some more complicated stitches. (via Purl Bee)
Do we have you totally in a knitting frame of mind? Grab the Knitting For Beginners E-Class and get started. We promise both your grandma AND your bestie will be impressed.
What is your favorite thing you’ve ever knitted? Share your ideas in the comments below.