It’s a lot of fun and easier than you might think to learn to knit. Whether you’ve never picked up a needle before or just need a refresher, this guide to the fundamentals and beyond offers everything you need to get started.
Essential Knitting Skills and Tools
Knitting requires a number of fundamental abilities. You will utilize these techniques and stitches in every knitting project. The knit and purl stitches are the building blocks for more complicated stitches that you’ll learn later. You must start with the following fundamentals:
- Making a slip knot and casting on
- Forming the knit stitch
- Forming the purl stitch
- Binding off (sometimes called casting off)
One easy knitting project, the creation of a square, may teach you all of these skills.
A few basic knitting tools are also required to get started. At first, just get a ball of yarn, a pair of needles, and a crochet hook or yarn needle. Save your money until you get started and have a clearer understanding of what you need since the rest will come later.
Picking a Good Pattern for Beginners
Once you understand the fundamentals, choose your first project. Starting with a little, flat object that …