New Year's knitting resolutions

by Adrienne Wyper
red knitted heart on needles

The start of a new year means you've got more time than the end of last year, and you probably have less cash. What btter time to take up knitting as a new hobby, or to get back into it?

Can't knit?

The start of a new year is the perfect time to learn. Click here for our step-by-step instructions

Want to watch?

See our collection of learn-to-knit videos

Read all about it

Be inspired, with the best knitting books for beginners

Not knitted for a while?

Ease yourself back in with our collection of just-garter-stitch patterns.

Remind yourself why we like knitting

Here are 10 reasons to love the art of yarn

Teach someone else to knit

Nothing beats a one-to-one hands-on training session or three. If they know how to knit, pass on specific skills, like how to purl or do cable knitting.

Finish the unfinished project

We all have half-length scarves, mini mittens and tank tops that are meant to be jumpers tucked away. Make this the week that you dig them out and get going again - otherwise it's a waste of wool (and money).

Use up yarn oddments

Those little not-quite-enough-for-anything-really tangles tucked away at the bottom of your knitting bag? Try the mice in our 'one-ball wonders' collection

Knit with friends

Invite your mates round, or enjoy a night in the pub, and get them all to bring their knitting. Or if you'd like something more organised, click here for how to find - or start - a knitting group.

Knit in public

Show off your craft with pride and bring knitting into the public arena. Knitting is a great way to pass the time when you're travelling - although do bear in mind that you can't knit on planes.

Famous knitting fans

See the stars who love to knit: from Lily Allen to Jimmy Hill...

Walk on the wild side

Knitting gets radical: see our pick of graffiti knitting installations

Be amazed

Marvel at these astounding feats of knitting: they're woolly world records!

Be amused

Snigger at our lighthearted look at patterns from the past.

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Be inspired by our knitting pattern collections, all in one place

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