This page is full of easy knitting instructions for beginners. This is where you'll learn how to knit all the basic knitting stitches and techniques so come on in and let's get you started.
Each knitting lesson includes a carefully chosen knitting video to help you along as well. After all sometimes it's just nice to see how it's done.
Just think of all the wonderful things you will be knitting when you have mastered these basic knitting stitches. And it won't take long either. The possibilities are endless and fun.
If you've arrived on this page and are wondering how to get started with knitting you may like to check my beginning knitting page where I explain which yarn to choose and the knitting needle sizes that will work best when you're learning how to knit.
These knitting instructions cover basic knitting stitches and techniques so grab your ball of yarn and knitting needles and have some fun with it.
Casting on This page gives you a bit of an introduction to casting on methods. If you are in a hurry though here are the links to the three casting on methods I will show you.
How to Make 1 (Another knitting increase you'll want to learn)
When you finish knitting you'll need to tuck in all those loose dangly yarn ends so:
Then you're going to want to know how to actually sew your pieces together.
How to seam knitting with mattress stitch (for vertical stockinette stitch seams)
Seaming garter stitch (side seams)
Note: As you begin knitting those first few stitches you may find it helpful to have a look at my tips for knitting beginners page too. There are some helpful little knitting hints to help you out as you practice your knitting skills.
Have you run out of yarn yet? Joining yarn is a very simple knitting technique.
Joining Yarn - How to Add a New Ball of Yarn (adding a new ball in the same color and changing yarn colors)
How to Knit Cables Find out how easy it is to knit very simple cables.
Reading Stitch Patterns: Do you love all those pretty knitting stitch patterns but can't seem to wrap your head around what they mean with knitting multiples? And what the heck are the extra stitches for? This page has very thorough knitting instructions so you'll understand stitch patterns once and for all.
Knitting Cables Without A Cable Needle: Honestly, you may like this way better.
Now that you are well on your way to learning knitting there is one other very important step to learn.
Please take the time to learn about knitting gauge. It is so important and something that is overlooked a lot. I actually believe it is the most important part of learning to knit.
Dropped Stitches Did a stitch slip off your needle? It'll be OK. This page will help you out.
Tinking How to unknit stitches one at a time
Twisted Stitches Ever wonder what they are? Have a look at this page and you'll be able to catch those twisted stitches before they happen.
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