My grandmother tought me to crochet when I was a little girl. But my mother got me a "I Taught Myself Knitting" starter kit as a gift to try somthing new and I love knitting ever since. I worked a coupple of the diffrent stiches in it. Put the book down and started knitting what turned out to be my firs cardian sweater. It was alittle big but functional. I thought it was pertty good for no patter to follow.