Knitting Instructions

How To : Slip stitch basic knitting instructions

This video will show how to slip stitches both for purl and for knit, and how to slip stitches if the pattern is a little vague. These instructions provide basic knitting how-to instruction for those just starting out.

How To : Hang a cast on comb for knitting machines

Watch this instructional knitting video to hang a cast on comb on a knitting machine. Watch this video a few times to master this little trick. You may want to reference some written knitting instructions in addition to following these visual guidelines.

How To : Knit the Twisted Stockinette Stitch

Here is a good stitch to know, especially if your knitting tends to come out looser than you would like it. It works well for a nice cozy sweater when used with a thick wool. The twisted stockinette is just like basic stockinette stitch, except you put the needle in the BACK o ...more

How To : Knit a Color Graded Hat

This is a fun project and a good way to use up small amounts of yarn. Just follow the easy steps below for knitting a color-graded hat. Cast on the number of stitches you need for your hat on a circular needle using Color A. Knit for 10 rows for a rolled edge or k2p2 for a ri ...more

How To : Bind Off on Double-Pointed Needles When Knitting

Binding off on double-pointed needles is the same as binding off on a straight needle. The difference is is that you have to be very careful as you work on each needle. Here's how to bind off on double-pointed needles. BIND OFF the first stitch. BIND OFF the second stitch. C ...more

How To : Knit toe-up socks

You don't have to pay retail prices for store bought socks. Make your own toe-up socks by knitting them at home. This four part video series will take you through every step of the process with detailed instructions on knitting toe-up socks. Part 1 of 4 - How to Knit toe-up so ...more

How To : Knit a garter stitch scarf

This instructional knitting video will show you how to knit a garter stitch scarf using bulky weight yarn. If you are a beginner, you may want to avoid knitting your scarf with thin, skinny yarns. These step by step instructions cover casting on, knitting, adding new yarn, and ...more

How To : Knit your own socks

Don't pay retail prices for store bought socks! Gear up for the winter and make your own knit socks at home. This six part video tutorial takes you through every phase of knitting socks with detailed instructions along the way. Part 1 of 6 - How to Knit your own socks. Part 2 ...more

How To : Do a stockinette stitch (St st) when knitting

In this free video knitting lesson, you'll see how to create stockinette stitch (St st) shown in the English or throwing style. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using stockinette stitches in your own knitting projects, wat ...more

How To : Bind off on the purl side continental-style

This free video knitting lesson presents an overview of how to bind off when your pattern calls for you to bind off on the purl side of your work, shown in the continental style. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started binding of ...more

How To : Perform a continental-style Norwegian purl stitch

This clip demonstrates the continental-style Norwegian purl stitch, an alternative method for purling that may save some knitters time when they are working ribbing. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, and to get started utilizing this decrease ...more

How To : Perform a continental-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 continental style. For complete, ...more

How To : Do a purl two together stitch in the English style

This clip presents a complete overview of how to perform a purl-two-together stitch in the English style when knitting. Purl two together (p2tog) is a very useful decrease used on the purl side of your knitting. For comple instructions, and to get started using this stitch in ...more

How To : Do a continental purl two together knitting stitch

This clip presents a complete overview of how to perform a purl-two-together stitch in the continental or European style when knitting. Purl two together (p2tog) is a very useful decrease used on the purl side of your knitting. For comple instructions, and to get started using ...more

How To : Do an English-style slip-slip-purl or SSP decrease

The ssp (slip, slip, purl) is a decrease made on the purl side of your knitting, and is a mirror decrease to the p2tog (purl two together). In this clip, it's demonstrated in the English style. The ssp (slip, slip, purl) is a decrease made on the purl side of your knitting, an ...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 Ribbing

The two basic stitches in knitting are the Knit Stitch and the Purl Stitch. Once you know how to do both of them you can put them together to make RIBBING. RIBBING is usually, but not always, used at the bottom of a garment, as well as at the cuffs and at the neck. It's also a ...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 : Bind Off or Cast Off Knitting

You have learned to Cast On, you know how to do the Knit Stitch and the Purl Stitch. Now you've come to the end of your first project and you don't know what to do next. You will need to know how to Bind Off. Binding off, sometimes called Casting off, is how you end your work. ...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 : Knit a Snowflake

For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose. Here is the snowflake graph to follo ...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 : Crochet a simple pansy flower

Crochet a pretty pansy flower. Follow these crochet instructions to knit a pansy flower ornament. You may want to reference some written flower pattern crochet instructions in addition to watching this video. Use this cute crocheted pansy flower for ornaments on larger garment ...more

How To : Crochet a brimmed hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a v-stitch summer hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a basketweave patterned hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a lightweight skull cap beanie

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet an adult size streamer hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a puff stitch hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet flower edging on a hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a pixie or elf hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Begin basic crocheting

The Gratefulthread has unique apparel and fine yarns. Our fiber artists can crochet, weave and knit. This video crocheting tutorial provides instruction for how to do the basics of crochet. Learn how to make a beginning loop, crochet a chain, and how to add rows.

How To : Finger knit

This video will provide step by step instruction on how to finger knit. Finger knitting is a bunch of fun if you've got a whole bunch of yearn and absolutely no needles.

How To : Loom knit a solid-striped scarf

Have a passion for crochet or knitting? This video is perfect for you! The free tutorial offers splendid advice and instructions about making a beautiful solid-striped scarf. Sit down and gather your supplies and prepare to make a cleverly constructed scarf while watching this ...more

How To : Machine knit a back stitch bind off

This instructional knitting video provides tips for making interesting patterns using a knitting machine. This is a demonstration of how to use a knitting machine to do a back stitch bind off. You need to master this tricky step in order to take your knit work off of the knitt ...more

How To : Bind off your knitting

This video gives you great instructions on how to bind off your knitting, or how to close off all the loops on your needle when you're done knitting. After watching this video, you'll never be at a loss for making your knitting projects as flawless as possible. For more knitti ...more

News : Up in Stitches!! (Loom Knit)

Getting started on the loom? START HERE for your first cast on and stitch technique. First Loom Stitch: E wrap or Single Stitch When you first pick up a loom, the instruction book usually teaches you ONE stitch. It is called the Ewrap or in regular knitting also called the si ...more

How To : Crochet a knot stitch cover for a ball cap

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a beanie or cap style hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Choose the right needles for a knitting project

Knitting with the wrong needles is like playing soccer with a bowling ball –you’ll end up frustrated and disappointed. You Will Need * The pattern for the project you plan to knit Step 1. Check instructions Check the instructions of the pattern you’ve chosen. It may requir ...more

How To : Do the magic loop knitting technique

Knitting blogger Sapphires'n'Purls provides step-by-step basic instructions of the magic loop knitting technique. To begin Magic Loop knitting, you will need the following supplies: One circular needle with flexible cable, skein of yarn of your choosing. To begin, you will cas ...more

How To : Knit a pair of UPS mitten gloves or glittens

When it's cold outside, you're going to want some nice cozy gloves to warm up. This how-to video provides step by step instructions for knitting this mitten glove pattern. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to craft a pair of UPS glove mittens or glittens. Part 1 ...more

How To : Knit a long tail cast on

This video tutorial will show you how to do a long tail cast on. Staci breaks this knitting step for you in the easiest, most basic way, so that you'll be able to replicate her motions easily. Just follow along with her instructions, and you'll easily master this knitting basic.

How To : Loom knit the triple knit stitch

Conquer a brand new loom stitch! This video is the first to demonstrate the the triple knit stitch on a loom. Create beuatiful works of woolen art by following the instructions in this video. Learn how to knit the triple knit stitch on a loom and take your knitting to a whole ...more

News : Edible Undies (Just in Time for the Big Day) - NSFW

That'd be Valentine's Day, fool. Instructables member Carleyy fuses together licorice laces to create long strands for knitting a pair of edible undies. If you want to get more squirrely, try knitting Carleyy's pattern with ramen noodles. Ouch, these have gotta hurt: Full ins ...more

How To : Fix frays when knitting with homespun yarn

Fix your frays! This home knitting video tutorial will teach you how to solve fraying problems when knitting with homespun yarn. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get rid of frays in your own homespun yarn, watch this helpful video tut ...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 two stitches together in the English style

Looking to add to your repertoire of stitches? You've come to the right place. This free video knitting lesson will show you how to join two stitches together in the traditional English manner. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get sta ...more

How To : Cast off a loom when knitting a shawl

Need to know how to cast off? In this free video crafts lesson, Internet crocheting superstar Mikeyssmail offers advice on how to cast off of a loom when knitting a shawl or anything else. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started ...more

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