Knitting has become trendy. Today's knitters are not all grandmothers in rocking chairs. Increasingly, they are college students and people in their 20s, and are both female and male. Knitting is relaxing and can be enjoyed alone or as a social activity -- and you have something, at the end, to show for it. Sweaters are not the easiest knitting projects, but they are among the most satisfying to make and to wear. A beginning knitter should master the basic techniques before getting started. Knitting a sweater can be a soothing experience.