A question that I get asked a lot of times is what is the easiest thing to knit if you are a beginner. Unfortunately, I just cannot give a simple answer to that question. Therefore I have decided that I will make an article about it where I will talk about some of the easier projects that might be the best choice for beginners that don’t have a lot of experience.
I always say this, you have to be brave and have the courage to do something challenging if you want to improve your skills quickly. What I mean by that is, you don’t need to focus on finding the easiest project available for you because that will not be a challenge for you and you will not learn a lot from it. It is only a good practice and nothing else, you have to constantly improve, and in the beginning, the worst thing that you can do is to avoid doing harder projects that are more complicating and challenging.
Obviously, if you never knitted anything, you have to start easy with something that will improve your knitting skills and add to the speed. In the beginning, I would recommend that you try doing simple things, something like a washcloth that you can use and practice your knitting technique on. When you got all the basics down, and you have mastered the knitting technique, you have to move on don’t make the same things more than two times, not only you will get bored but you will not make any significant progress.
One thing that a lot of people are struggling with is moving on with certain projects. For example, they will do one project for at least 5 times in a row. The only thing that they might change is the color variations. That is bad because you will be wasting your time on something that is not beneficial to you in any way. Believe me, when I say this, I have done the same mistake. Fortunately for me, I had my grandmother beside me that pointed out to me that I will never make any significant progress if I continue making the same things over and over.
That’s when I started doing somewhat more complicated projects that were challenging to me at the time. After few weeks when I have made some new projects, I realized that I have moved on from those first few ones. That is what I am trying to tell you now, you need to be confident and believe that you can do certain things.
If you make it to a point in a project when you are stuck, the main thing that you need to avoid is quitting, you must stay positive and try to get a solution to the problem. If you quit you will never get better because you will not learn anything new from that project. Try moving always forward, if you mastered making scarfs, move on to some hats that might be challenging for you.