Learn to Knit
Want to learn to knit?
If you or someone you know wants to learn to knit, I have a pattern and video tutorials that will show you all of the basics! It’s also helpful if you already know how to knit, but need a bit of a refresh.
The pattern is called The Basics and features 3 beginner patterns: Appleton (a ‘knit every row’ scarf), Bethel (a rib scarf) and Canaan (a textured cowl). Each pattern is also written for 3 different weights of yarn – DK, Worsted or Bulky (so you can choose whichever weight you prefer!). Click here for more pattern details or and to purchase the PDF.
In the pattern I reference the below video tutorials. These videos cover the following techniques:
- The knit stitch
- The purl stitch
- Joining a new skein of yarn
- Working back and forth on a circular (if you don’t want to use straight needles)
- Joining to work in the round (when working on the cowl)
You can watch each of these tutorials below!
How to Cast-On:
In the below video I show you how to work my favorite cast-on, the thumb method of the long-tail cast-on.
How to work a knit stitch:
Learn the most important stitch – the knit stitch!
How to work the purl stitch:
Learn to knit the purl stitch!
How to bind-off:
In this video I show you the most basic way of binding-off – this is how you finish off your project.
How to join a new ball of yarn:
When you run out of yarn and need to join a new ball of yarn, here is how you do it!
How to work back-and-forth on circular needles:
If you are working back-and-forth on a scarf, you don’t have to use straight needles – you can use a circular! In this video I show you how.
Joining to work in the round:
If you are working on a hat or cowl, you will be instructed to cast-on on a circular needle and then “join to work in the round” – this video shows you how.