Knitting is a timeless craft that offers a wonderful blend of creativity, relaxation and self-expression. It is always a crucial and important step for beginners to select best yarn, unique patterns, knitting needles and tools. Hand Dyed yarns are always eye catching and unique. One exciting approach to explore is working with hand-dyed yarns, which bring vibrant colors and unique variations to your project. Symfonie Yarns provide best colorful yarns of various types. Knitting can’t be perfect if you don’t have correct knitting needles. The weight of the yarn is the most important factor for choosing the knitting needles. The finer the yarn, the smaller the needle. Knitting needles are available in different sizes and texture like wooden needles, metallic needles, etc. After selecting the best color and quality of your yarn and knitting needles, the next step is the selection of knitting patterns. In this blog we will discuss the knitting patterns for beginners with the beautiful hand-dyed yarns enabling you to embark on a delightful journey of creativity with colors.
There are plenty of beginner-friendly ideas of knitting that are perfect for getting you start.
Basics Of Knitting: To get started with knitting, all you need to do is correct knitting tools and learn few basic stitches like Knit and Purl, working in rounds, increasing and decreasing of the stitches etc. You should start with the basic projects like knitting scarves and baby blankets. These are easy to understand and knit.
1. Scarves and Cowls
Scarves and cowls are one of the easy projects for beginners. It is good for the beginners to practice their knitting skills with hand-dyed yarns. If you have Luna by Symfonie Yarns in your yarn collection, your knitting will be fun, believe me. Use soft Merino wool, which provide a drape and warmth in your scarf or cowl. Start with some basic stitches like Garter stitch for your project. You can use straight needles in this project, but it is better to use circular needles with 5mm size.
2. Cozy Blankets
If you are looking to embark on a larger project, a blanket is an excellent choice. Go for some easy stitches like basic Ripple Stitch or Garter stitch. Hand-dyed yarns add depth to the project by creating stunning personalized piece which is also visually appealing. Knitting blankets allows you to enjoy a meditative rhythm of the craft while creating valuable and admirable heirloom. You can use 5mm circular needles to avoid strain on your wrist. The weight of the stitched blanket will rest on your lap. Use gradient or self-stripping yarns to add creativity and dimension to the project. You can use Viva yarn by Symfonie Yarns for making soft and cozy blankets for babies and everyone seeking to bask in warmth.
3. Wrist Warmers
Wrist warmers and fingerless gloves are trendy nowadays. Choose yarns that are soft and have good stitch definition for comfort. Use simple stitching method to avoid errors in the beginning. You can opt for stitching in rounds. Other way is knitting flat and seams it later.
4. Basic Hats
Knitting hats is another project for beginners that can showcase the vibrant feature of hand-dyed yarns. Start with a basic beanie with a simple stitch like knit and purl. You can use stripped yarn to incorporate multiple color shade with hand-dyed yarns. For beginners, who are not comfortable with knitting in rounds , they can use straight needles. Knit the hat flat and seam it later. This project helps to learn basic stitching techniques like knitting in rounds, increasing and decreasing stitches, while creating a stylish accessory.
5. Cushion Covers
Another beginner-friendly design is making cushion covers. They are easy to make and look cozy in appearance. Using hand-dyed yarns by Symfonie Yarns you can enhance the beauty of cushions. Opt to use stripped yarns or multi-colored yarns for visually stunning effects. Simply knit to square patches with knit and purl technique. Finish it with seaming three sides of the cushion.
6. Table Mats
Table mats create a beautiful and creative look to your home décor. It can be made with neutral or vibrant-colored hand-dyed yarns. You can experiment your basic knitting skills by making different shaped mats. If you are going to place your mats on dining table, it is suggested to use cotton yarns.
7. Baby Cardigan
If you are familiar with increasing and decreasing techniques in knitting, you can try to make a baby cardigan. Knit four squares flat of various sizes, according to the length and width of your required pattern. Two for sleeves and two for front and back of the cardigan. Seam them together for your end result.
Try to start with easy patterns for which you just have to cast-on, knit and cast-off. Always remember to select the best tools for knitting like colorful yarns and right size of hooks for better results. Working with hand-dyed yarns adds an extra element of joy and creativity to your project. Whether you are making cozy blankets, hand and wrist warmers, beanies and hats or table mats, the possibilities of experiencing hand-dyed yarns are endless. So grab your best hand-dyed yarns and start experimenting with the endless world of knitting!