« SGS Wooden Bow Set with 10 Arrows Knitter’s Pride Spectra Trendz Multi-Color Acrylic Deluxe Interchangeable Long Tip Knitting Needle Set 700102 » 3 thoughts on “Boye Beginners Knit Kit” 39 of 41 people found the following review helpful Basic Tool Kit, Book, October 14, 2010 By Bookratt – Not a bad price whether purchased in craft stores or online, this basic kit from needle maker Boye has all the basic stuff a knitter just learning the craft will need: A pattern book w/intructions2 pairs of metal knitting needles (size 6 and 8)1 metal cable stitch needle1 metal stitch holder1 plastic stitch guage/mini ruler1 pair of rubber knitting needle point protectors2 plastic yarn needlesa set of plastic stitch markers/ringsa plastic knitting tally, aka stitch counter I paid less for the kit than if purchasing each item separately. The book has some black and white and some color photos, basic instructions, and approximately 20 patterns for wearable/usable items. I like the fur-edged sweater, particularly—but it is a starter book, and you may want or need more help to master some stitches. For example, I had no trouble casting on, or knitting and purling, using these instructions, but needed more help for making a cable. I used free tutorials and links to videos I found at several online craft websites (Joannes, Michaels, Knitty, Hobby Lobby, etc), for that. Sometimes seeing IS believing. I’ve crocheted and loom knitted (rake knitted) for years, and attempted to learn to knit before, too, but sometimes I read things over and over–and over—and just can not visualize what is meant. I was flummoxed by “toward the front of the work” and “as if for purling” in the same sentence. Then I saw a cable being knit by someone else and it smacked me right in the face. I said, “Of course, that’s what they mean!” The book might not be basic enough for some beginners, and some of the patterns are more challenging and suited to an advanced beginner, rather than a brand-new knitter. For truly visual learners, there are some great books and dvds out there in the Teach Yourself Visually series, which better show you in step-by step pictures, how to learn this craft. But the dvd by itself in that series retails for twice the price of this kit, so I think this is a good value. I made two cabled pincushions out of my practice pieces, which I stuffed with steel wool to keep the pins sharp, the very first day. I guess an old dog CAN learn new tricks. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 41 of 44 people found the following review helpful beginner book, January 29, 2008 By Amazon Customer (CA) – This is the simplest “teach yourself” kit I have seen, though the techniques for the more complicated techniques are not as detailed as they could be, all that you need to get started is here. With this book and a ball or two of yarn (I like Lion Brand Homespun because it hides any mistakes), this makes a very good beginning for someone who has never knit. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 22 of 25 people found the following review helpful Good Basic Kit, June 13, 2009 By Bellasnow (Florida, USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) I used the tools in this kit to learn how to knit. For the most part, I was able to use the instruction book to learn. I did utilize web videos as well, but the illustrations in the book are clear and useful to tell how the yarn should be placed. As far as all the tools that the kit includes, I am still a bit unsure how to use them, though it doesn’t seem like you really need them all in the beginning. Overall this kit, the internet, and some yarn can essentially get you started. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.