KNITTING A STITCH

The knit stitch is the most basic stitch in knitting – you’ll use this in all our kits. It creates an attractive ‘V’ pattern and is often used as the pattern on the front of a garment.

Look at our step by step photo instructions, or watch the video below for instructions on how to knit a stitch.

STEP 1

Hold the needle with the cast on stitches on it in your left hand. Insert the tip of the right needle into the yarn loop on the left needle, so that the right needle crosses behind it.

STEP 2

Keeping the yarn at the back, wrap it behind your right hand needle, so that it creates a loop around the right hand needle.

STEP 3

Pull the right hand needle underneath and in front of the left one so that it ‘hooks’ the loop you just made and brings it through to the front.

STEP 4

Draw the right hand needle to the right and slip the stitch off the left hand needle.

STEP 5

Your first stitch will now be on your right hand needle. Repeat as required by the pattern!

Tip: keep tension consistent, and don’t hold the yarn too loosely or too tight.

STEP 6

When you knit a stitch, the back of your work will show it as a ‘purl’ stitch, and vice versa. Stocking stitch [st st] (where all stitches on the front are knit) is a pattern made by making alternate knit and purl rows.

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