If you are a beginner and you don’t have any previous experience with knitting, this article might be helpful to you. Here I will not be teaching you any knitting technique, I will be only talking about some of the ways that you can learn the techniques more easily. If you read through this article, you will understand why it is so important to understand how to learn these techniques.
Find a Mentor
The easiest way to learn all the knitting techniques is to find a mentor that will be giving you advice on everything that you do. Having a mentor is important for one main reason and that is because you can ask him questions that you have. If you bump into some problem with knitting, you will have the option to ask him and he will give you an advice or even the solution to your problem. I think that this way you will learn knitting very fast. I was learning knitting from a mentor too, however, my mentor was my grandmother who taught me everything that she knew about knitting. If you can’t find anyone in your family that knows the knitting techniques, you should ask around your town to see if anyone is interested in transferring their knowledge to you. You will be surprised how many people will actually do it for free, mostly because those people understand that there are not many of them who know the traditional techniques. Therefore, they want to teach as many people as possible.
If you really cannot find anyone to be your mentor, then I strongly suggest the second best thing that you have and that is the power of the internet. Nowadays, you can find anything online even knitting tutorials where people are explaining step by step how to knit properly. It might not have the same effect as a mentor, but it is better than reading books about it. It is much easier to watch videos and tutorials of people that knit then just read about it. Once you see how it is done, you can copy the moves and you will be able to learn all the knitting techniques.
The internet is a place full of different things, if you search it right you can find anything that you are interested in. I was lucky I had my grandmother teach me all the techniques because back then when I was learning, there was no such thing as YouTube or Google. I remember when I was learning how to crocheting I had to read books about it and look at pictures that I could find because I had no one to teach me.
Learn from Yourself
This is probably the hardest way to learn, but if you try hard enough, it is possible to learn. You have to learn from your mistakes that you are making, that way you will not make the same mistake twice. Easy as that, you will see improvement in your skill in no time. The only issue with this is that you have to solve the problem by yourself.