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New postby bridesmom on Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:13 pm

I've been asked by some co-workers that are all pregnant to teach them how to knit as they want to make some baby things. I'm thinking baby caps are the easiest and wonder if any one has some good patterns that are easy to teach with. I don't want to start them on knitting in the round, but doing something that does increases and decreases and knitting and purling. What ideas do you have?
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Re: teaching knitting

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:30 pm

Check the Red Heart website.. They have tons of free patterns on there..
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Re: teaching knitting

New postby lendube on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:52 pm

http://www.ravelry.com is awesome. I used to make booties, the old fashioned style. Those were not hard at all. There are some really, really cute ones out there now. That might be fun too.
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Re: teaching knitting

New postby lendube on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:22 am

Laura, I just went to ravelry and entered "easy baby free" and got 25 pages of free baby knitting patterns. They also have patterns for sale. It's amazing. You have to register to enter the site but it's sooooooooo worth it. They've got an incredible amount of patterns and info.
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Re: teaching knitting

New postby bridesmom on Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:56 pm

I've found some patterns now, and need to get a list together for the girls to come to class with. They all have different things they want to make, but I am thinking of getting them to pick up some needles 4 -6mm and yarn med to bulky weight then go from there.
I need more hours in the day.
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