Once you’ve learned how to knit and have the basics down, the best projects to start with are those that use simple stitches and have lots of repetition without too much fuss involved. This helps you gain experience with reading patterns, speed up your work, practise tension and develop better coordination using needles.
For beginners, it’s a good idea to start with things like Baby Blankets, Scarves, Afghans & Throws and Dishcloths since they are worked in one piece, pretty repetitive and can help you develop your skills without being too overwhelming for newbies.
Once you’re ready to move on but aren’t quite experienced enough for Intermediate or Advanced projects, you can try this nice selection of quick and easy ideas that will hold your interest and keep those skills improving…
Candle Holder String: A long rectangle is tied off in sections and when felted, it makes little pouches to hold tea lights.
Spiral Rib Leg Warmers: Finished size is 8″ in circumference unstretched / 16 inches in circumference stretched and 30 inches long (easy to make larger if required).
Wrist Warmers: Can be made in a rib version or a rib & stockinette version…both very easy to make.
Eyeglass Case: Made with multi-color yarn, the whole case is worked as one piece.
Baby Ankle Bells: Cute for little ones to jump and dance while making jingley-bell music.
Mittens: Worked on DPNs, cuffs are made with repurposed ribbing (from sweatshirts, t-shirts or socks).