Before You Start
Last week, we walked you through how create a Long Tail Cast On stitch. This week, we’ll work on the next step: the basic Knit Stitch. This Knit Stitch is great on its own, and it will also serve as a foundation for however complicated your projects get!
Step By Step
- Any size Knitting Needles (we recommend size 5-8 for beginners)
- Any Yarn (we recommend DK Herbal Dyed yarn for beginners)
Hold the needle with the cast on stitches in your left hand. In your right hand, hold the empty needle and the strand connected to the ball of yarn.
Carefully insert the right needle into the first stitch. Be sure to insert it from the bottom! (See pictured)
Wrap your “working yarn” (a.k.a. the strand of yarn in your right hand) around the back needle counter-clockwise.
Keeping the wrapped yarn on the right needle, scoop the right needle towards you through the stitch on the left needle.
Holding the stitch on your right needle, slide the stitch just worked off the left needle.
Repeat steps 2-5 for each stitch across the row. 10. When you finish, each stitch that was once on your left needle will now be on your right needle!
When you finish, each stitch that was once on your left needle will now be on your right needle!
To start the next row, turn your work over into your left hand and hold the empty needle in your right hand. Repeat steps 1-10 for each consecutive row.
Next week we will teach you how to make a purl stitch! Once you get both the knit and the purl stitch down, you will be able to create a stockinette stitch, a popular technique used to make scarves, sweaters, and blankets :)