Knit for Left Handers

How To : Make writing left-handed easier

This video tutorial offers advice and demonstrations on writing left handed for parents and teachers of left handed children. This comprehensive, educational left-handed writing guide covers the challenges for left-handers, writing problems, writing solutions, and helpful equi ...more

How To : Make a heart-style friendship bracelet

In this video Kiwua shows you how to make a heart bracelet. She recommends that you start braiding the wool yarn from left to right and then progress from right to left. In the middle she creates a heart shape from the wool yarn with the wool yarn extending in four rays from b ...more

How To : Make a diagonal lace stitch pattern

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a diagonal lace stitch pattern. Begin by knitting the first and second stitch. Then, make a yarn over and then slip slip knit, which will create a left slanting decrease. Now, you take your left needle and slip it through these two stitch ...more

How To : Increase Stitches at the Beginning of a Row

When you make an actual garment you will have to know how to decrease and increase stitches. For this article we'll deal with just the increase. Increasing is adding a stitch (or stitches) to your work. There will be many instances when you will need to know how to increase. ...more

How To : Knit using the welt technique

This video begins with examples of different finished welt techniques being shown. A piece of finished cloth is then folded over twice and then held in place before stitching. The first knit is started on the left side of the cloth and continued until reaching the opposite sid ...more

How To : Knit a cable cast on

This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to knit a cable cast on. Start by making a slip knot with a 6" tail and place it on the left-hand needle with the working yarn coming from the back. Knit a stitch in the slip knot loop, but leave the slip knot on the needle. G ...more

How To : Knit a scarf for yourself this winter

Stay warm this winter with your own "MIY" (make it yourself) scarf! Learn to knit a scarf for a relaxing pastime and to engage in a constructive and creative activity. You Will Need: • An 8-ounce skein of four-ply yarn • No. 10 knitting needles • Time Step 1: Make a slipknot ...more

How To : Use the I-cord bind off technique

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the I-cord bind off technique. First, you will need to cast on three additional stitches using the cable cast on. Once you have these cast on, you are going to knit two and then knit two together through the back loop. Then, take your thre ...more

How To : Decrease on a Circular Needle

Decreasing on a Circular Needle is as simple as decreasing on a straight needle. You can still do it both ways. Either K 2 tog or K, slip, psso. You will need to know how to decrease on a circular needle when you make hats or purses. If t don't know how, see the bottom of the ...more

How To : Pick up stitches when knitting

There's a few techniques for picking up stitches, and every novice knitter should learn them. If you're a beginner knitter, whether left-handed or right-handed, these two videos from Knit 'N Style Magazine provide a great lesson on knitting and picking up stitches. The first ...more

How To : Knit a 1x1 rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a 1x1 rib stitch using an even number of stitches. Begin the row with a knit stitch and end the row with a purl stitches. The Continental method is used here, meaning the yarn is held with the left hand. Part 1 of 2 - Ho ...more

How To : Add Color on Circular Needles When Knitting

Adding color on circular needles is as easy, if not easier than adding color on a straight needle. You can use this method for knitting stripes or simply just changing from one color to another. Here's how to ADD COLOR ON A CIRCULAR NEEDLE. Take your new color and fold it ov ...more

How To : Do a knitted cast on

A knitted cast on stitch is one of multiple methods for casting on your stitches, and is good for starting a scarf, or the bottom of a sweater. With this tutorial, learn how to do the cast on stitch. Beginning with a loose slip knot, knit a stitch, making sure to replace the o ...more

How To : Knit a scarf pattern

In this tutorial, we learn how to knit a scarf pattern. To do this, you will first start by casting on the first 20 rows. After this, you will knit for 2 rows, then you will do a k1 knit followed by a k1 at the end. Repeat this until your scarf is the desired length. Bind the ...more

How To : Weave in loose ends in knitting

This how to video tutorial will show you how to weave in loose ends of yarn once you've knitted your project. Follow along and see how easy it is to hide the left over yarn without cutting it. Anyone can learn to knit and it's a great craft to know if you want to give handmade ...more

How To : Knit two stitches together

This how-to video provides a demonstration of knitting two stitches together. Knitting two together (k2tog) is a neat way to de crease stitches, giving a tighter edge than any left side decrease. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to knit two stitches together.

How To : Knit a Continental style purl stitch

This video will show you how to make a purl stitch using the Continental method. If you've mastered the knit stitch, you are ready to move on to the purl stitch. The purl stitch is essentially the back side of the knit stitch. The Continental style just means that you hold you ...more

How To : Knit a 3x3 rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a 3x3 rib stitch using an even number of stitches. You will want to cast on your stitches in multiples of six. Simply knit three and purl three to knit the 3x3 rib stitch. The Continental method is used here, meaning the ...more

How To : Knit a 2x2 rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a 2x2 rib stitch using an even number of stitches. You will want to cast on your stitches in multiples of four. Simply knit two and purl two to knit the 2x2 rib stitch. The Continental method is used here, meaning the ya ...more

How To : Knit the Garter Stitch

Once you know how to CAST ON and do the KNIT STITCH you are ready to start a project. VIDEO DEMONSTRATION HOW TO KNIT THE GARTER STITCH. The GARTER STITCH is simply KNIT EVERY ROW. You can make a lovely scarf with the GARTER STITCH, or a potholder or wash cloth. You can make a ...more

How To : Knit the Knit Stitch

Once you have learned to Cast On, you will need to learn the Knit Stitch. Once you have learned the Knit Stitch, you will be able to start a project! Position your needles. To start, hold the yarn and the needle with the stitches in your left hand. The empty needle is in you ...more

How To : Knit an uneven rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit an uneven rib stitch. You will want to cast on your stitches in multiples of four. The uneven ribbing pattern uses a row of purl two, knit two pattern with an added knit stitch at the end of each row. The Continental met ...more

How To : Knit a purl stitch using the continental method

This how-to video demonstrates the purl stitch using the continental method, or with the left hand. Start with the yarn in left hand. The middle finger (or index finger) is used to push the yarn down and to the right, to where the right needle can easily push it back through t ...more

How To : Perform an English-style PSSO decrease stitch

This clip demonstrates a left-leaning decrease sometimes used in knitting. It is usually called the "pass slipped stitch over" decrease (PSSO), or the K1, SL1, PSSO (knit one, slip one, pass slipped stitch over). In this clip, it's shown in the English style. For complete, ste ...more

How To : Knit the double moss stitch

The double moss stitch or double seed stitch, as demonstrated in this how-to video, is just a knitting pattern alternating between two knit and two purl stitches. It's very easy to do, but comes in two varieties, American, with the right hand, and English, with the left hand. ...more

How To : Knit the moss stitch

The moss stitch, as demonstrated in this how-to video, is just a knitting pattern alternating between a knit and a purl stitch. It's very easy to do, but comes in two varieties, American, with the right hand, and English, with the left hand. Watch this video knitting tutorial ...more

How To : Knit a mock rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a mock rib stitch. Mock Rib is a knitting stitch pattern that makes ribs of knit stitches alternated with slipped purls on the wrong side. The Continental method is used here, meaning the yarn is held with the left hand.

How To : Knit stitch using the Continental method

Watch this instructional knitting video to do the knit stitch using the Continental method of knitting. The knit stitch is the most essential part of learning to knit. Combine the knit stitch with the purl stitch to begin your first knitting projects. Continental style knittin ...more

How To : Knit Portuguese style

In this tutorial, Andrea Wong teaches us how to knit Portuguese style. This is one of the oldest ways of knitting that started in the Middle East. The holding of the needles are the same but the working yarn should come from the left needle. The yarn should be placed around th ...more

How To : Make funky yarn pom poms

This video demonstrates how to make a funky yarn pom pom. Take a yarn of your choice that matches your scarf. Take one end of the string and start winding it not too tightly around your fingers. Leave back enough string for the pom pom for the other end. Cut the string using a ...more

How To : Knit a Continental style knit stitch

This video will show you how to make a knit stitch using the Continental method.This video will show you how to make a knit stitch using the Continental method. In basic knitting, the knit stitch is always coupled with the purl stitch. So, once you can knit stitch, you are wel ...more

How To : Knit a Pointed Edge Scarf

Sometimes you just don't know how many stitches to cast on for a scarf, so here's the perfect solution. Just cast on a few stitches and increase until you have the width that you want for your scarf. Tips I used garter stitch for my scarf so it wouldn't roll on the sides. Yo ...more

How To : Knit On Circular Needles Or Knit In The Round

Knitting on circular needles is called Knitting in the Round. You cast on to your circular needle in exactly the same way that you cast onto straight needles. The first row where you make your join will be the hardest. After that, it's easy. Tip You MUST be sure that when yo ...more

How To : Bind Off Ribbing

Now that you have learned how to knit ribbing, you will have to know how to bind off ribbing. If you have knitted something that needs to have a stretch to it, such as socks or a neck, this is a very important technique to know. Here are the instructions for binding off ribbi ...more

How To : Knit a scarf with Brooke's column of leaves

This video knitting tutorial demonstrates the directions for knitting Brooke's column of leaves scarf, which is a lacy, leaf pattern. Follow along with the step by step instructions and learn how to knit this beautiful design. Watch this knitting how-to video and make an ornat ...more

How To : Knit the Purl Stitch

There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the Knit Stitch. The other is the Purl Stitch. All knitting patterns are based on these stitches, so you'll want to know how to do both of them. The Knit side of your work is generally called the Front or Right side, whereas the ...more

How To : Do the Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Here is how to join two sets of stitches without leaving a seam. This method is good for the toes of socks, the top of hoods, baby garments, or anywhere else you don't want a bulky seam.. It's NOT recommended for shoulder seams on heavy sweaters or other places where you need ...more

How To : Do the knitting kitchener stitch flawlessly

Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on the Kitchener Stitch. Grafting with the kitchener stitch requires a bit of concentration. You want to do this when you know you won't be interrupted. With the stitches to be grafted on two parallel, double-pointed knitting n ...more

How To : Knit on circular needles

Elizabeth Zimmermann demonstrates knitting on circular needles. She also gives us tips on how to deal with twisted stitches. •For circular knitting, you need to join the two ends so that you have a continuous piece of fabric. •The first way to do this is to take the first sti ...more

How To : Make buttonholes on a knitted-on I-cord

This video knitting tutorial shows how to attach an I-cord along the right front of a sweater and then work buttonholes into the I-cord. When you come to each marker: (1) Remove the marker and leave the I-cord stitches on the right-hand needle. (2) Slip the next 2 stitches fro ...more

How To : Bind Off on a Purl Stitch

You've come to the end of your work and are ready to BIND OFF, but you're on a PURL row. What to do? You've learned how to BIND OFF on a knit stitch, but this is something new. Usually you will do the BIND OFF stitch on a knit row, but now your pattern is telling you to BIND O ...more

How To : Knit a winter holiday scarf with your fingers

In need of a cheap present for your budget... learn how to make a homemade gift for any holiday or occasion, or just for your greedy self. In this video, Sajata-E will show you how to knit a complete scarf using only your fingers. Throw away those knitting needles, because yo ...more

How To : Knit a long tail cast on

Ever wonder how to do the long tail cast on for knitting? Well, wonder no more with this knitting demonstration video! Begin by measuring out a length of yarn for the tail. (Search video "Estimate the length of tail when knitting" on WonderHowTo) Make a slip knot. Place the ...more

How To : Increase Using the Purl Stitch in Knitting

In this video, we learn how to increase using the purl stitch in knitting. First, take the thread in between two stitches and twist it onto the left needle, then purl it off. Do this over and over again, then purling the next stitch. This is the easiest way to do this, and the ...more

How To : Do the E wrap cast on for knitting

Pay attention to this knitting demonstration video and learn how to do the e wrap cast on. This is not a good knitting cast-on for long lengths because it is not possible to control the tension well when knitting the first row, resulting in a loopy, uneven edge. I like to us ...more

How To : Knit a Little Heart Cushion

This sweet little knitted heart cushion is easy to create and makes a lovely gift. It can also be used as a sachet. Here are the directions. First the graph: Next, the written instructions. You must make two of them. Cast on (CO) 2 stitches. Increase (Inc.) 1 stitch on each ...more

How To : Knit a Ball

Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, strip ...more

How To : Do a criss cross stitch on a knitting board

The instructor from the Knitting Board shows you how to make a criss cross stitch. This stitch has two weave patterns that you alternate to create a pretty textured look. Using a knitting board, the first stitch starts on the first pin of the back board down to the fourth pin. ...more

How To : Do a knitting provisional cast-on

Watch this knitting instructional video to learn how to do a knitting provisional cast-on. A provisional cast-on is usually worked in a contrasting waste yarn so the cast-on stitches can be easily removed later. The live stitches are then recovered so you can knit down from th ...more

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