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Learning How to Knit – A Beginner’s Guide

Learning to knit may take a little practice but you will find it is straightforward. There are essentially two stitches you use in knitting.  You need t yarn on the needle. This is known as casting on. There are many procedures for casting for you to try but we will cover a one here. First place the loop over a single needle and you will need to create a slip knot. Hold this needle in the hand. Pick the needle in your hand up and slide it in the loop that is to back. This is called opening the loop because you are getting it ready to get a stitch. Then choose the yarn the side that is running back to the rest of the skein and loop it on the point of the ideal needle in a counter-clockwise direction.

Keep the yarn held enough to work with but tight enough to stay on the needle. This is the component that requires practice gradually slide the ideal needle down so the loop is close to the tip but does not come off. The needle that is ideal should be coming down from behind the needle. It is fine to use how to cast on knitting to provide a little push to get it to the needle. Just push on that loop onto the needle beside the slide knot loop, on the needle. Repeat this as many times as needed to find the quantity of stitches for your job.

This is to make a stitch. You want to start the stitch. Hold the needle with the need le on your right and the stitches in your left hand. The yarn should be in the back. Slip the needle’s tip to the loop on the needle from front to back, the same as during casting on. Wrap the yarn counter-clockwise around the needle between the two needles. The same as the cast-on, slide down the needle until the loop is at the tip while the needle goes to the front in the back. You have the needle in the front with a loop on it. To complete your stitch, slide up the needle until the loop on the needle slides off. You have made your first stitch. The job turns over. The needle will be vacant and it will become the right needle and you do when you turn over the job.

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