Learn to Knit (Page 2)

To practice knitting and purling I have included 2 wash cloth patterns. These make a great gift when paired with a special bar of soap. When working in stockinette stitch (when you knit one side and purl the other) it helps if you can visualize how the knit side andRead More →

Lesson Five: The Purl Stitch So now that you have been knitting for awhile, it is time to learn the purl stitch. You actually already know the mechanics… IN, AROUND, UNDER, OFF… but this time instead of working to the back, we will be working in the front. To getRead More →

Have you been working on your knit blocks for your Block-Work hat? My kids are going to be completing the ones that they have been working on for the last couple weeks, this week in class. I’ve updated the pattern below to include all the finishing directions. I designed thisRead More →

Newbie Knitting Lesson Four : Making Pom-Poms If you are following along with our Newbie Knitting series you will need to make two pom-poms to complete your Block-Work Hat. There are a couple different ways you can make pom-poms. I’ve included a pattern and directions for using a cardboard homemadeRead More →

Project Three : Block-work Hat I designed this hat project to help us review everything we have learned so far. This hat requires you to complete casting on, knitting, binding off and seaming multiple times. For this project you will need to make 4 rectangular blocks. Two will be completedRead More →

Lesson Three : Binding Off Binding off is how we get those live stitches off of our needles in a way that they will no longer unravel. Since it is one of those things that you only do occasionally it can be easy to forget… there is a good chanceRead More →

Newbie Knitting: Project One Updates! I had some corrections to make and wanted to get some better photos up. Sorry for any confusion. We had out of town guests all week and Pixie’s birthday this weekend! I didn’t get a chance to edit like I normally do. This week’s assignmentRead More →

Lesson Two: The Knit Stitch Alright, by now you should be quite comfortable with Casting On using the Backwards Loop Cast-On. It is time to learn what to do once you get all those stitches on your needle. Make sure the tail and live yarn are hanging down and theRead More →

I will be adding to this page as I add more tutorials and projects. Newbie Knitting Lessons Introduction: Materials List Lesson One: Slip Knot Backwards Loop Cast On Lesson Two: Knit Stitch Project One: Begin Little Birdie Lesson Three: Binding Off Project One: Finish Little Birdie Project Two: Easy HeadbandRead More →

Lesson One: The Backwards Loop Cast-On Before you can knit, you need to Cast On. Casting On is how you get that first row of stitches onto your needle. The Backwards Loop Cast-On method (also called the Single Cast-On) is the easiest way to learn to cast on. There areRead More →

In order to start knitting you will need to get that first row of stitches onto your needle. There are several different methods of “Casting On” and no matter which one you decide to learn you will need to start with a basic slip knot. To create a slip knotRead More →

As promised, I will be starting my Newbie Knitting classes this week. For those of you who would like to join in, here is a materials list to get you started. All of the projects designed for the beginner Newbie Knitting series can be completed on 9″ long size 8Read More →