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A fast and straightfowrard method to learn how to knit

 

 

Knitting basics

STEP 4: GET STARTED!

CASTING ON THE STITCHES
Knitting is composed of stitches, the stitches form rows. The sequence of stitches and rows create pattern names (garter stitch, stocking stitch...).

1 stitch, 1 row
Form a knot around the needle about a yard from the end of the yarn and slip it under the needle. Gently pull the yarn end. Hold the needle in your right hand, with the yarn running from the ball over your index finger.
Wind the free end of the yarn over your left thumb, holding it in place with your ring finger and little finger. Hold the yarn coming from the ball with your right hand.
Tuck the needle under your arm to hold it steady. insert the tip of the needle under the first strand of yarn over your thumb.
Using the right finger, pass the yarn from the ball over the tip of the needle and hold it next to the needle with your right hand.
Pass the loop in front of the tip and when the loop is under the needle, withdraw your thumb.
Gently pull on the yarn end with your left hand, using your right hand to steady the stitch you just created. Repeat from step 2 until you have formed the required number of stitches.
Knit stitch
Purl stitch
Hold the needle with the cast-on stitches in your left hand with the yarn at the back of the work. Insert the right-hand needle from left to right in the first stitch, passing under your left-hand needle.
Hold the needle with the cast-on stitches in your left hand with the yarn in front of the work. Insert the right-hand needle from right to left in the first stitch of your left-hand needle.
Wind the yarn around your right-hand needle passing under and over the tip and hold the yarn against the right-hand needle with your right hand.
Wind the yarn around your right-hand needle passing over and under the tip and hold the yarn against the right-hand needle with your right hand.
Insert the tip of the right-hand needle into the stich on your left-hand needle and again over your left-hand needle. The loop you just formed is called a knit stich.
Insert the tip of the right-hand needle into the stich on your left-hand needle and again under your left-hand needle. The loop you just formed is called a purl stich.
Let the loop drop off your left-hand needle and keep the new stitch on the right-hand needle.
Let the loop drop off your left-hand needle and keep the new stitch on the right-hand needle.
To knit a row, repeat steps 1 to 4 until all the stitches have passed from your left to your right-hand needle.
To purl a row, repeat steps 1 to 4 until all the stitches have passed from your left to your right-hand needle.
Turn the work, take the needle with the stitches in your left hand, and work the next row.
Turn the work, take the needle with the stitches in your left hand, and work the next row.