Knitting Basics

Learn how to knit. The basic knitting information - casting on, yarn gauge, knit stitch, purl stitch, weaving yarn ends and more.



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Art of Knitting

The definitive DVD on knitting---stitches, color and fashion. - CD-ROM - Published 2004 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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Cast On, Bind Off

54 step-by-step methods for starting and finishing a knitting project. by Leslie Ann Bestor - Published 2012 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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Cast On, Bind Off

211 ways to begin and end your knitting. by Cap Sease - Spiral-bound - Published 2012

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Teach Yourself Visually Knitting (Teach Yourself Visually)

This book instructs you photo by photo and stitch by stich. by Sharon Turner - Paperback - Published 2005 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Knitting

his step-by-step, hand-holding guide to knitting is EASY to watch and makes learning fast and simple. by Nici McNally Knitting DVDs - DVD - Published 2005 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Bind Off

Stitch Diva Studios

Bind Off (Video)

A video showing how to bind off. You Tube

Bind Off - Knitting

Knitty

Cast Off - Knitting

Illustrations and instructitons on how to cast off when finished with a knit project. The Knitting Site

Cast off or Bind off

Video demonstations for the various methods of binding off/casting off using English method and Continental (European) method. Knitting Help.com

Cast On - At Beginning and End of Row

When working a piece that needs stitches cast on at the beginning or end of a row there are multiple methods, two of which are the Cable Cast-on and the Single Cast-on. Classic Elite Yarns

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Cast On - Backward Loop Cast On

This YouTube tutorial is on how to do the knitting cast on technique called the backward loop cast on which is also known as the loop cast on, thumb cast on, e-wrap or e-loop. This knitting cast on is the easiest to learn and master. Even a child can learn this cast on stitch. Needlepointers.com

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Cast On - Cable Cast On

This tutorial is on how to do the knitting cable cast on. This knitting cast on is a very nice looking cast on, very sturdy and give the knitting project a very nice edge. Needlepointers.com

Cast On - Double Cast On

A one needle cast on method. you Tube

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Cast On - German Twisted Cast On

The German Twisted Cast On is a variation of a long tail cast on which produces a little looser and neat edging. This method is ideal when making socks, mittens or anything which needs a little stretch.
Learn how to do the German Twisted Cast On with our video and/or photo tutorials.

Cast On - Long Tail Cast On

Knit Picks

Cast On - Long Tail Cast On

A video on how to do the long-tail cast on. You Tube

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Cast On - Two Needle Cast On

This tutorial is a basic knitting cast on - the two-needle cast on stitch. Needlepointers.com

Casting Off - Knitting (Video)

A video on how to cast off in knitting. The Knitting Site

Deceasing - Knitting - Knit 2 Together (K2tog) - Video

A video showing how to decease in knitting by knitting two stitches together. The Knitting Site

Deceasing - Slip Slip Knit (ssk) - Video

A video show how to do the left slanting decrease by using the slip slip knit method. You Tube

Decrease - Slip 1 Knit 1 Pass Slip Stitch Over (s1k1psso)

A video showing a left slanted decrease by slip one knit one pass slip stitch over. You Tube

Decrease Tutorial (Knitting) - Slip, Slip, Knit (SSK)

Learn how to decrease in knitting using the slip, slip, knit method. The Purl Bee

Decreases - Knitting (k2tog, SSK, KRPR, SKP, k2tog tbl, SSP)

Videos of the different types of decrease techniques when knitting. Knitting Help.com

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Decreasing - Knit Two Together (K2tog)

This video tutorial is on how knit two together. The knit two together is commonly used to decrease the number of stitches in a knit row. Needlepointers.com

Decreasing - Knitting - Pass the Slip Stitch Over (PSSO)

This video shows you how to decrease with the method - slip 1, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over. The Knitting Site

Gauge

How to achieve guage. Creative Partners LLC

Gauge Swatch Tutorial

Measuring a gauge swatch is really no big deal, and it can yield essential information for your knitting designs. Learn more about knit swatches. Wikihown

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Increase - Yarn Over (Video)

A knitting tutorial on yarn over. A yarn over increases the number of stitches in a row and create the little hole in the knitted fabric. The yarn over is an essential part of lace knitting. Needlepointers.com

Increase Tutorial (Knitting) - Two Methods

Two methods for increasing when knitting - the Make One (M1) method and the Knit Into the Front and Back Method (Kfb). The Purl Bee

Increases - Knitting (M1L, M1R, YO)

Video of increase methods when knitting - Make One Left (M1L), Make One Right (M2R), Yarn Over (YO) and more. Knitting Help.com

Increasing - Knit One Front & Back (k1f&b) - Video

A video showing how to increase by knitting one in the front and back of a stitch. You Tube

Increasing - Make One Left (m1l) - Video

A video showing how to make one left increase method. You Tube

Increasing - Make One Right (m1r) - Videa

This video show how to increase by making one right. You Tube

Increasing in Knitting - Make One (M1) - Video

A video on how to increase during knitting with the make one method. The Knitting Site

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Knit Stitch

Learn how to do the knit stitch with this video tutorial. Needlepointers.com

Knitting Style - Continental Style

How to knit continental style. The Knitting Site

Provisional Cast On - Knitting (Video)

You Tube

Provisional Cast On Tutorial - Knitting

Purl Bee

Provisional Cast-On with Waste Yarn (Video)

A video on how to cast-on with waste yarn.

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