I have collected 10 free knitting patterns that can be knitted by the brand new knitter. All you need to know in advance is how to cast on, knit, and purl. The projects presented here are all excellent choices for your very first knitting project, but they are cool enough that you may find yourself inspired even if you are an experienced knitter. Best of all, almost all the patterns have detailed tutorials.
Learn how to read a knitting pattern. In this guide I will use a new beginner pattern I published a few days ago and go through it step by step. It's a set of three dishcloths and it is available for free.
I have designed three dishcloth patterns that only require knit and purl stitches, and they are available here for free! They are ideal for learning how to read your knitting - that is, to recognize a purl stitch from a knit stitch.