Learn How to Knit With Easy Knitting Instructions


Hello and thanks for stopping by simple-knitting.com.

Would you like to learn how to knit?  Or maybe you've been looking for answers to some knitting questions. There is so much information on the web about knitting and for beginners, knitting information can get pretty confusing.  I'll help you sift through it all.



You see simple-knitting is all about learning how to knit and understanding the basics.  Why I'll even help you choose your first ball of yarn and knitting needles. 

So sit back, relax and let's start learning to knit. 

I'm so glad you're here.


Are you ready to dive in and get started?

For Starters....

Are you a little confused about how to start knitting?  And are you wondering what you need to get started? 

Well good news

The great thing about learning to knit is that you don't need a lot of supplies.  What I will show you is how to choose what you do need.

And I have created a page just for you: Beginning knitting This page walks you through those first steps of choosing some knitting yarn and needles.


Plus you'll find some great knitting information on things like:

how to knit





So what's next? The best part...


Learning How to Knit - The Knitting Fun Begins


My knitting instructions page provides you with links to all the knitting how to's.  The most important ones to start with are listed below:

  • Casting on:  this shows you how to put stitches on your knitting needle.  You just choose which cast on method you like the best.
  • How to Knit:  Learn how to make the knit stitch
  • How to Purl:  Learn how to purl stitches
  • Bind Off:  Learn how to take the stitches off your needle securely when you are finished knitting.

Practice knitting those for awhile and then you can simply move on to the other knitting lessons as you develop your knitting skills.

Take your time and just have fun knitting.  You'll get it.


Other Neat Knitting Stuff


Beside learning how to knit, you will find other helpful resources as well such as knitting abbreviations  and knitting terms which will help you understand some of the knitting jargon out there today.


You can have a look at some of the knitting tools and accessories they have to help with your knitting.  My latest favorite are these little cuties. They're called locking stitch markers and they're just so handy.



Another fun thing you can do is check out some knitting stitch patterns.  Once you know how to knit and purl stitches you can start knitting some of the knit and purl stitch patterns.  These are fun to do. And it's always good practice.  They're fun to look at too.


l'll let you in on a secret.  This simple stitch pattern here is one of my favorites.  The Andalusian stitch pattern is a great way to practice those knit and purl stitches.

Of course there are a few other knit and purl stitch patterns you can look at too.  See which ones you like.


Things All Knitters Do at One Time or Another


Make mistakes - little ones and big ones (for me they're all learning experiences - grumble)

Rip out their knitting

Want to toss their knitting across the room

Knit just a few m-o-r-e  rows

Knit into the wee hours of the morning

Fall in love with knitting yarns

Begin hiding their yarn stash as it starts growing (closets, under the bed, in drawers no one looks in). Oh and remember no clear storage bins. Haha

Feel a great sense of pride

Feel happy when their knitting needles are in their hands making something



Knitting is supposed to be fun. Don't take it too seriously.  Have fun knitting, try new things, experiment.


"In the rhythm of the needles, there is music for the soul." - Anonymous.





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Need help with your knitting? Please post all knitting questions on my Knitters Digest Forum where I or another member will happily answer your questions. It's free to join.