This is the second day of my “How to Knit” series. Today we will be learning the basic knit stitch. Once you get the hang of it, it’s really a cinch. I’m also discovering that it can be very relaxing as well. What a great hobby to begin on a cold, blustery day (like it is here!). Hopefully I can explain it in a way that makes sense, along with my pictures.
Start out with a row of cast-on stitches. Don’t know how to cast on? Check out my previous post and you’ll catch up in a jiffy!
Have needle with cast-on stitches to the left, the blank needle on the right.
Form an “X” with the 2 needles, driving the point of the right needle from front to back through the first stitch on the left needle. The right needle should be behind the left one.
Holding the needles in this position with the left hand, grab yarn with right hand and wrap a loop counterclockwise under and around the back needle.
Guide the right needle toward you and through the first stitch on the left needle.
Slide it up and to the right so that the first stitch slides off of the left needle and onto the right.
It should now look like this.
Repeat this process for all of the stitches until they are all onto the right needle.
To start another row, simply switch the full needle to your left hand, the empty one to your right, and knit them the same way.
Sounds easy? Oh, I hope so. If not, keep working at it and you’ll soon be cruising along.
The next post in this series will be showing you how to purl, one of the other fundamental stitches.