Learn the knitting basics with these easy step by step lessons on how to cast on, cast off, knit, purl and more!

Knitting basics

There are several ways of casting on. We have chosen to show you the most common way that results in a firm yet stretchy...
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Knitting basics

Let’s get knitting! This is how you work knit stitches: Figure 1: Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand....
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Knitting basics

This is how you work purl stitches: Figure 1: Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand. Place the yarn over...
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Knitting basics

This is how you increase one stitch by picking up the thread between 2 stitches from the previous row. There will appear...
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Knitting basics

If you want to shape your knitwear, maybe cast on new stitches at the end of a row for example for sleeves, you work as follows: Figure...
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Knitting basics

If you want to shape your knitwear, for example for an armhole, neckline or waistline, you can do that with a simple decrease....
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Knitting basics

Casting off stitches from the right side while knitting stockingnett stitch. For example for armholes, necklines and shoulders. It`s...
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Knitting basics

Casting off stitches from the wrong side of work while purling. When you no longer need these stitches for example when making...
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Knitting basics

If you are working knit stitch from right side and have dropped a stitch! Do not despair, we`ll show you how to pick the...
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Knitting basics

If you drop a stitch when knitting stockinette stitch and the stitch has dropped several rows down. Do not be despair, we`ll...
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