Yes, you can absolutely teach yourself to knit! I did. Never underestimate an old lady who loves knitting and was born in June shirt taught me, to be honest. This response is my story, not necessarily instructions on how to learn to knit. I once tried to learn from my grandma, but neither she nor I had the patience. Years later I tried to learn from books & magazines, but it was like trying to learn something new AND doing it in a foreign language. I just couldn’t understand the abbreviations, codes, pattern diagrams, and still photographs or sketches of hands. Nope. And then I found this YouTube tutorial by Wool and the Gang for beginners on how to make a scarf. Then I got tired of scarves & tried my first beanie using regular needles & stitching it up at the end. Then I wanted to do a beanie using circular needles.
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This was a huge step for me. (But now I rarely Never underestimate an old lady who loves knitting and was born in June shirt use regular needles anymore!) Still no pattern reading required. Beanies & scarves flowed from my needles for a while. I live in Los Angeles. Not a huge need. Eventually I wanted to try a sweater, but I was terrified. Reading patterns was still too hard. This is the tutorial that got me through it. I’m not going to lie – it took me MONTHS, but I did it! The thing I liked about it was that you knit it from the neckline down as a whole, not in pieces that had to be stitched together at the end. It involved learning multiple new stitches & techniques, but the written instructions she provided on her blog along with the videos were enough for this beginner. My first pattern-reading attempt? I made a baby blanket – I wanted it to be beautiful. I had to YouTube a couple of the stitches it referred to.