5 Reasons To Join A Knitting Group

Just learned to knit? Got books from the library with nice patterns? Sometimes when you knit it, it doesn’t look like the picture from the book. You can do 2 things. Pay for a knitting class at a local yarn shop which ranges from $80 for 4 sessions to more than $100. What if you don’t have the time to take the class just yet, or if it’s outside of your budget? Here is your answer: Join a knitting group! The friendly knitters will gladly answer some of your knitting questions, and get the help you need. Is it worth your time? Are there knitters from my age group? Here are 5 reasons to join a knitting group:

1) To understand a written knitting pattern in a book

Can’t figure out a written knitting pattern with abbreviations and no explanations? Do the symbols in the knitting chart look overwhelming? When a new knitter wants to make challenging knitting patterns, they’ll get a knit stitch dictionary book. They can’t wait to knit patterns like the ones in the pictures.

Sometimes the drawings and explanations of terms like “pass slipped stitch over” are not too clear. Don’t be frustrated! Bring the written knitting pattern with you to the knitting group, and kindly ask a member to help you figure out what you are doing wrong. For example, you want to try a “vine” pattern and want to know if others run into the same problems you have. They might know some tips to make the “vine” pattern stay flat or modify it, so it looks like you want it to look.

2) To make new knitting friends.

Let’s say you’re a new knitter. You’re so happy when you knit but you haven’t met anyone else that knits. You want to tell someone what your next knitting project is, or want to know if anyone else tried a yarn brand you like. What can you do? Join a knitting group. Talk about yarn and needles with other knitters in the group! You can also learn new techniques for your next project, and make a Knitting friend you can stay in touch with to knit, shop for yarn, or just talk “knitting.”

If you want to meet knitters your age, it’s time to get out there and meet knitters. Don’t be lazy by just looking for knitters your age online. Not every knitter your age spends much time online. Remember that when you meet a knitter in person at a t knitting group, they usually already have a group of knitting friends. They might know knitting friends who have things in common with you. .

Think you will not find knitters your age in the knitting group? You won’t know, unless you start going to the meetings. There are plenty of knitting groups that meet weekly and have pictures on their blogs. So, there are no excuses for you not to find knitting friends of your age.

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