Easy Knitting Instructions for Beginners

by LindaLS

Posted here are some easy knitting instructions for beginners. I think when people try to learn to knit they choose the wrong pattern and the wrong supplies.

A beginner is naturally clumsy because they are not comfortable with using two needles. So why make it more difficult for yourself by choosing small size needles and tiny yarn to learn with?

It is also best to use the basic knitting stitches, just knit and purl until you are use to knitting. Once you learn these two stitches you will find everything else is just a variation of the knit and purl stitches.

First find a pattern with the some basic knitting instructions; a small flat item really is best. Try a dishcloth, potholder or a square for an afghan. These are all good choices for that very first project. The needles size 8 or larger is easiest to handle. Do keep them about 14 inches long or shorter. I love the new kids needles that are about 7 inches long.

To help you there are many videos and graphics online. If you don't understand the written instructions do check out some of these videos. It also helps to read the written instructions and than watch the videos.

(1) Slip Knot: Wrap yarn over needle from front to back, over the working yarn, and through loop, pull taut but not tight. (2) Cast On: (A) With needle in right hand, wrap tail over left thumb and working yarn over index finger (B) Insert needle up through thumb loop, then draw a loop from working yarn through loop © Release thumb loop, tighten loop on needle by pulling tail forward (3) Knit stitch: Hold needle with loops in left hand (A) Insert right needle (B) Wrap yarn around it, draw yarn through to form new stitch (C) Transfer stitch to right needle (4) Purl: With yarn in front of work (A) Insert right needle into front of stitch, yarn over and (B) Draw new loop through (5) Cast off or Bind off: Begin by knitting two stitches loosely (A) With left needle pass first stitch over second stitch and tip of right needles which leaves one stitch on right needle. (B) Knit next stitch and repeat process. (C) Continue until all stitches but one are bound off. (D) Break or cut yarn and draw end through stitch With these few knitting basics to get you started, you will be well on your way to becoming a knitter. These few basic knitting instructions are the foundation of any project you will ever knit. Take your time; understand these few items and you will be able to knit anything you want.

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Linda at http://www.knitting-n-crochet.com

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