Want to learn to knit? Earlier this week we talked about the tools and materials you might need. Today we wanted to talk about some ways to actually go about learning to knit. If you can't take a class in person the Internet can be a great resource, but it can also be overwhelming. So we went through and picked our our top 5 videos that can teach you how to knit.
In this series, Kristen teaches how to cast on, how to knit as well as basic needle knitting techniques and stitches.
How to Knit: A complete introduction for beginners is a step by step tutorial for new knitters to follow along and learn to knit. 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.
Learn how to cast on with Stitch 'N Bitch author Debbie Stoller.
Learn how to knit a scarf for beginners in this step-by-step video tutorial! This video is designed for complete newbies and beginners, so if you've never held yarn or needles before, then this is the video for you! It goes over each step of the knitting process so that you can knit a comfy scarf with any yarn and needles.
This video gives a free pattern and tutorial for learning to knit and make a dishcloth.