Grab your knitting needles and yarn and get ready to learn how to knit! How to Knit: A complete introduction for beginners is a step by step tutorial for new knitters to follow along and learn to knit. The complete video is 45 minutes long and jam packed with knitting know-how for the new knitter. The video has been divided into 3 parts.
Part I of the video video casting on using the Long Tail cast-on method, performing the knit stitch in both English and Continental style with suggestions on holding and tensioning the yarn. The video concludes with teaching the purl stitch, again in English and Continental Styles. The video resumes in part II.
An increase is simply adding a stitch to the knitting. Consider all of the ways you could create a new loop of yarn on the needle. Each way is likely to have been named and used by someone. If I could use only three methods (and I pretty much do only use these three), they would be M1L, M1R, and Yarn Over (YO). The first two are the most discreet and invisible, and match each other symmetrically for the fussy among us. YO is, by contrast, intentionally visible: it creates a decorative hole in the knitting, which is used a lot in lace. (It also, incidentally, makes a nice, stretchy little buttonhole.)
Here is a knit sampler showing how these increases look knit up: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases
Grab your knitting needles and yarn and get ready to learn how to knit! How to Knit: A complete introduction for beginners is a step-by-step tutorial for new knitters to follow along and learn to knit. The complete video is 45 minutes long and jam packed with knitting know-how for the new knitter. The video has been divided into 3 parts.
Part I covers: casting on (long tail cast-on), holding and tensioning the yarn, the knit stitch and purl stitch in both English and Continental styles.
Part II covers: switching between knit and purl stitches in both English and Continental styles, common stitch patterns (ribbing, seed stitch, garter stitch & stockinette stitch), avoiding gaps in your knitting, and reinserting your knitting needles when they fall out.
Part III covers: Basic knit and purl bind-off, tying off your yarn, weaving in the ends, and some general tips on choosing a project and felting.
In each video there are dozens of tips and pointers on how to find which method works best for you and how to improve as a knitter.