NO?! (mock horror)
Well I guess that's alright, considering you're a real person with a life and everything. It doesn't matter since I've included the casting on tutorial video again in this post, because that's how much I love you. So no worries.
|I got mine at A.C. Moore and Michael's|
*A ball of Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn (check out all the awesome colors!)
*A pair of #7 knitting needles (I got Clover Takumi bamboo--less slippery than metal, and bamboo is a very renewable resource!)
*You'll also need scissors and a yarn needle (or bobby pin or paperclip) at the very end when you're done.
Every few rows or so, count your stitches to make sure there's still 30. I tend to end up with 31 or 32 (not sure why!), so here's how you fix that.
|Close up so you can see what kind of needles I got|
Now before we get started, let me give you a quick pep talk (inspired by this post by Ashley of Make It and Love It):
You will probably kind of suck at this to begin with. The needles will feel really awkward in your hands, stitches will fall off, and you will very possibly end up with some unexplained holes here and there (this is still happening to me). Your first project is not going to be perfect; it may even be slightly hideous. But it will be YOURS, and you will be proud of yourself, and you will get better the more you do it. Don't stop or give up because things don't feel or look right. You'll get it in time.
Okay, enough of that touchy-feely stuff. Here we go!
First, you need to tie a slipknot at the end of your yarn, and then cast on 29 stitches. Here's a video to remind you how.
You should have a total of 30 stitches on your right needle (the slipknot plus the 29 you cast on). Now it's time to knit, baby! Follow along with the video, and feel free to pause and backtrack as needed. And shout out to my mom for the great camera work! :-)
After you knit your first row, you just start over again. Here's a video on starting a new row.
Now you just keep knitting your little heart out until you have enough rows that your dishcloth is more or less a square. To prove that I'm still a beginner that somehow ends up with holes in her knitting, here's a piece of evidence.
|Now where did that come from?|
Once you've got a square (and don't worry if it's days or weeks or whatevers later; work at your own pace), you're ready to finish off your work. Watch this tutorial to see how to bind off and tuck in the ends of string.
And then, drumroll please... YOU DID IT!
|My finished dishcloth, holes, bumps, and all|