Skill Levels

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Skill levels for knitting
1 beginner Beginner Projects for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches.
Minimal shaping.
2 easy Easy Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.
3 intermediate Intermediate Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.
4 experienced Experienced Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, fair isle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous color changes.
Skill levels for crochet
1 beginner Beginner Projects for first-time crocheters using basic stitches.
Minimal shaping.
2 easy Easy Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.
3 intermediate Intermediate Projects using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace patterns or color patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing.
4 experienced Experienced Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as non-repeating patterns, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing.

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