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The Basic Knit Stitch, Knitting for Beginners

There are two main stitches in knitting, it is the basic knit stitch and the basic purl stitch.

With these two, you are going to be creating magic!

Believe you me - knitting is an age old art, but it can be modern, hip and very elegant.

I am so thankful that you chose to learn this skill from me.

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the basic knit stitch


what you'll need

2 x knitting needles - size depending on the yarn (unless you are using a circular needle);

yarn - choices of yarn will depend on:

  • fibre content, 
  • texture, 
  • weight and 
  • ply

When choosing yarn/thread, consider both STYLE and PURPOSE of the intended item.


ABBREVIATION


In all knitting patterns the letter "k" will represent "knit stitch"

k       - knit


how to knit


MULTIPLES OF STITCHES ACCORDING TO YOUR PATTERN

Cast on your number of stitches;

If you used the Knit method to cast on stitches, you have basically mastered the knit stitch! 

As a refresher, here is the video:


how to cast on stitches the knit method - video

the basic knit stitch

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more about basic knit stitch

How you knit the second row - will depend on your pattern:

If you knit the 1st row and the 2nd row - all knit = you'll be creating a garter stitch pattern.

If you knit the 1st row and the 2nd row - purl = you'll be creating a stocking stitch pattern (stockinette).

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happy knitting!

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