Knitting 101: The Beginnings of Something Amazing...

This post is a part of my "How to Knit" series that is aimed at teaching beginner knitters the basics of knitting. Click here to view the other posts in this series.

Included with this video series I have made a set of patterns that you can purchase so you can practice the techniques while also working on your first knitted projects! The set includes a Garter Stitch Scarf, Seed Stitch Cowl and Stockinette Stitch Beanie. They all use the same needle tip and yarn weight. As a bonus I am also including the Honey Comb Cowl pattern which is one of my best selling patterns on Raverly and also perfect for beginner knitters wanting a slight challenge (it alternates between the knit and purl stitch in different combinations). I am providing these tutorials to you for free, so I would be so very grateful for any bit of support! Click here to purchase the patterns.

How to Cast On

Before you can do anything, you have to cast on. This video tutorial shows you how to do so using the long-tail cast on method, one of the many cast on methods that you could use. It's the easiest (in my opinion) and quickest to learn.

How to do the Knit Stitch

The #1 most commonly used stitch (of course). I show do to knit the stitch after having knit several rows using this stitch but as a note of warning, the first row of knitting right after you cast on will always be a little tight, but the following rows will be easier to get the needle into the stitches as long as you don't tighten the yarn around the right-hand needle too much.

Note: having the working yarn at the back means that the yarn that you are using to knit should be behind the right needle. Never let it in the front or else you could find yourself with an extra stitch!

How to Bind Off

Just one way to bind off, but this is the easiest method and leaves a nice knit border at the top.

The next set of videos, "How to do the Purl Stitch" and "1x1 Ribbing", will be released next week, so stay tuned! If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comment box below!