Find a comfortable chair in good light. Read through the steps before you start. As with any new skill, learning to knit requires equal measures of patience and perseverance. 

Remember, you should have fun with your knitting. If you get stuck, take a deep breath, but keep at it! 

Knitting will give you a lifetime of pleasure and relaxation. You can create handmade knits for yourself and people you love. When you give a lovingly knit gift, part of you goes into it. Your time, talent, the yarn and color you select -- even the thoughts and feelings you have as your work -- are part of your knitted gift!