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Beginner Knitter: How to Knit!

Welcome Beginner Knitters! So you watched my first video about casting on already, and now you’re ready to knit! I’m so excited you’re ready to take the plunge and learn how to knit. I know knitting looks like magic, but it’s basically just making loops with yarn. Remember that if you get frustrated!

 

As mentioned in the video, stitch markers are your friend!

The best stitch markers for beginners are easy to move needle to needle like Knitter’s Pride:

I think the Hiya Hiya stitch markers are great for their versatility, even if they aren’t the easiest to move on your needles. I like to use these for holding pieces of knitting I’m sewing together, and the mixed colors are helpful in keeping track of things in a pattern.

 

These are just fun and cool:

Other New Beginner Knitter Tips:

  • Knitting continuously row after row (no purling!) creates a stitch called garter stitch.
  • Does it feel totally wrong to drop a loop with every stitch? It did for me at first. Just let it go!
  • Try to relax as you figure out your first stitches! It’s a new muscle memory you’re creating, and it’s not going to happen overnight. Be patient with yourself, and try to keep your stitches looser; it will save you heartache in the long run.

It may be a struggle at first, but remember knitting is fun!

If you’re looking for links to the yarn or needles in the video, check out my Basic Knitting Supplies post.

As always, I’m open to feedback on improving my YouTube videos. Let me know what you think!


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Monica

My name is Monica Rodriguez and I can’t stop fidgeting with yarn. I live in Albuquerque, NM with my husband. We belong to two terriers who manage to cuddle us just enough to keep us from revolting.

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