For my second tutorial, I'm showing how to do a knit stitch. Knit stitches are definitely the foundation, and the best stitch to use with my cast on method. There are two main stitches used in knitting: knit and purl. So, this helps set up the foundation for all future projects.
So, here is my four step process for how to do a knit stitch:
Step One: With the stitches that need to be worked on the left needle, put the right needle into the back of the first stitch.
Step Two: Take the end of the yarn and wrap it around the right needle counterclockwise - this helps keep even tension throughout the stitches.
Check out the rest of the tutorial and a short video after the jump!
I have been wanting to put up some tutorials for a while on some of the basics of knitting techniques. So, I thought I would start at the beginning of any project and go over how to cast on with knitting. I do plenty of both knit at crochet projects, but I definitely have a great passion for knitting. It's definitely something I have been hoping I could share.
I started with how to create a slip knot. This particular kind doesn't create a hard knot - if both ends are pulled simultaneously, the knot will come apart.
Step 1: Holding the end of the yarn in one hand, use your free hand to create a loop.
Step 2: Pass the long side of the yarn through the loop, creating a secondary loop.
Step 3: Pull the new loop so the first loop is tightened into the knot.
For the rest of the tutorial, and a short video, continue after the jump!