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
Reversible Knitting Stitches
This how-to video demonstrates the bamboo stitch knitting pattern. The bamboo stitch is very textured, and involves yarn-overs on the knit stitches. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do the bamboo stitch pattern.
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.
Potholders are a good way to practice stitches and they make great gifts. Here's a nice seed and garter stitch potholder to make. You need to know only two stitches for this project - the GARTER STITCH and the SEED STITCH. Photo below is my potholder in progress. The white thr ...more
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
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
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
You need an uneven number of stitches for this method. See how to do the half fisherman stitch when knitting, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars. Judy's knits have appeared in movies, television, and concerts for over thirty years. She ...more
Follow along and see how easy it is to actually do a purl stitch! Anyone can learn to knit and it's a great craft to know if you want to give handmade gifts! This how to video tutorial will show you another stitch commonly used in knitting. It is created assuming you already k ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to recognize a backwards knitting stitch. Sometimes if you have to undo stitches, you may need to recognize where the stitches are so you can fix the problem. The front leg will be sitting in front of the one in the back when it's done correctly. ...more
This how-to video provides a demonstration of pass slipped stitch over, PSSO, or slip knit pass, SKP. The PSSO is a very common way to decrease stitches on a row, and is much easier to do than say. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to knit a pass slipped stitch ...more
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
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
This how to video tutorial will show you how to combine knit and purl stitches to make patterns, such as the Stockinette stitch. It is created assuming you already know the basics of knitting. Follow along and see how easy it is to actually do! Anyone can learn to knit and it' ...more
There will be many times when you will want both sides of your work to look the same. One of those times, for instance, might be when you are making a scarf. Another time you might be making a shawl. Or it might be a baby blanket, an afghan or a throw. You'll see, as you're kn ...more
Cyberseams explains here how to knit pick up stitches. It is actually about joining sections together. You can use a knitting needle or stick for joining sections together. Take a piece of wool section which is already done. Now you are thinking to join it with new one. Insert ...more
The tunic stitch is another one of those real easy patterns that looks more difficult than it is. It's a strikingly beautiful pattern. Although both sides are not the same, they are both attractive so you can use either side. The picture below is of the right side. Here's how ...more
Knitting Continental (or "European") style is fast and comfortable – once you get the hang of it! It's also not so very complicated. It's so easy, in fact, that this free video knitting lesson can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over three minu ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a dropped stitch in knitting. This can be scary if you are a first time knitter, but it can be fixed without having to restart your project and take out all your stitches. First, work back to the place where the stitch first dropped. After ...more
Iknitwithcatfur teaches us how to knit perfect puffed ribs. Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2 stitches. This means that any number of stitches that you want to cast on for you project must be divisible by 3 plus 2 extra stitches to create the selvage. Purl the first 2 st ...more
This video demonstrates how to pick up stitches, also called picking up stitches and knitting. This method allows you to pick up stitches and continue knitting on a project without sewing a seam. Pick up stitches. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com
This video tutorial teaches how to cast off, knit stitch, pearl stitch, and end off on a pocket knitter. Those who want to learn how to use a pocket knitter instead of traditional knitting needles will learn how to do the same basic knitting stitches with the pocket knitter. U ...more
This video by KnitWitch.com demonstrates how to bind off with patterns or in other words shows how to end off two different types of knitting stitches. You want to bind off by working the stitches the same way as if you were still working the pattern. Not only does this video ...more
In this episode of LetsKnit2gether, we demonstrate lace knitting stitches and how to read lace charts.
If you think you've ruined your knitting project, then watch this how to video. It shows you how to pick up dropped stitches in knitting.
Figure 8 method of casting on creates a seamless cast on. Watch this knitting how to video to learn how easy it is to cast on stitches in knitting using the figure 8 method. Once you have mastered this style of casting on you can move on to your favorite knitting project.
Iknitwithcatfur teaches viewers how to knit perfect garter eyelets. Choose worsted, double-knit (DK) or sport weight yarn. A cotton or wool blend without fancy textures is the easiest to work with for this pattern. Use slightly larger needles to show off the pattern's open wor ...more
This instructional video will show you how to cast on stitches for knitting using the "backwards loop" method. This is the easiest cast on to learn and master. Once you cast on, you can begin your knitting projects. This is also known as the "E wrap cast on" and "single cast on".
Socks may be one of the lamest gifts you could get someone, especially a child… or a boyfriend or girlfriend. But there is one exception… homemade knitted socks. Make these super simple, handcrafted socks for everyone in your family. You Will Need * Two size 8 knitting needle ...more
This video illustrate how to knit a thumb onto a mitten. Here are the following steps.Step 1:Take the mitten on knitting has to be done.Step 2:Now at the center take out the contrasting thread and then pass the knitting sticks through the leftover stitches .Step 3: Now similar ...more
Ribbing on double pointed needles is quite simple. Here's what to do: Cast on as many stitches as you need onto only one of the needles. Be sure to cast on an even number of stitches. Start ribbing for an even number of stitches. It can be K2, P2, or any combination of stitc ...more
This how-to video provides a demonstration of slip slip knit, SSK, technique. Decrease stitches easily with this left-slanting knitting technique. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to knit the slip slip knit, or SSK, decrease.
Loom Knitting is so nice because it is easy to learn and great for people of almost all ages. There are no needles required. Just a loom, a small special knitting tool and yarn are all you need to get started. There are many stitches that imitate traditional knitting with nee ...more
Master knitter Judy shows you how to knit a picot cast on in this knitting video. If you haven't figured out how to cast on yet, you should probably watch her video on that first. This is a sweet edging for the bottom of a baby sweater or blanket. There are many other instance ...more
This is a short video on how to bind off knitting which can be performed both knitwise and purlwise Learn how to perform this basic knitting move to finish off rows of stitches in a minute.
The video opens up with the young, perky and energetic woman from CraftDknits talking about her first "Fall Fashion Line" for knitting which is a Zigzag pattern. She shows how to knit the correct stitch and number of knitted stitches on her correctly sized 13 inch Rosewood kni ...more
Learn to shift stitches from one circular needle to the other when knitting in the round with two circular needles. Taught by Cat Bordhi.
Watch this instructional knitting video to knit a backward loop cast on. Your knitting will be as wide as your cast on row if you do not apply any shaping, such as increasing or decreasing. When knitting the backward loop cast on make sure to leave the stitches a little bit lo ...more
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
If you have been curious about the Brother KE-100 electric motor drive, this video will explain some of it's features and demonstrate how it works. Basically what the motor drives does is replace the movement of your own hands, or even more simply put, it can't change stitches ...more
The video shows us how to perform a knitted bind-off on the right side of your work. It is recommended to use a cross hair hook for the right hand needle to make it easier but here is used with the normal needles. Firstly you need to knit the first few stitches and using the l ...more
A knitting loom is a small tool you can use to expand your repertoire of crochet stitches. It's not difficult to master the trick. Watch this video and learn how to string your own knitting loom with a styler pen.
In this video you can learn about gauge, picking up stitches, and joining a new ball of yarn. Part 1 of 2 - How to Pick up stiches for knitting. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pick up stiches for knitting.
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
Reading crochet instructions for beginners isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. But fear not, I'm here to help! :) Follow these easy steps to make sure you follow crochet instructions properly: Select a pattern that matches your abilities. Crochet patterns come with diffe ...more
Once you have mastered the technique of knitting something in one color, you will want to go to the next step, which is learning how to add color to your knitting. You might want to knit stripes or knit something with two colors. It isn't as difficult as you might think, and o ...more
Learn how to knit a yarn over knit stitch. These are common in knitting patterns as another way to increase and also used in making eyelets and decorative stitches.
This video demonstrates how to make a left slanting decrease in Continental knitting. This is the most common left slanting increase and is also known as SSK (Slip Slip Knit). This decrease is necessary in some patterns to keep the flow of the decorative stitches. Make a left ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to knit a scarf for an American Girl doll. First, make a slip knot on one knitting needle. Next, case on the stitches. You may do this as many times as you want to create a thicker scarf. Do this by grabbing the loose yarn, wrapping it around you ...more
This stitch pattern was featured in the May 2008 issue of Simply Knitting. Here is a brief demonstration of how this stitch pattern is worked. You will be working in multiples of two stitches with one added stitch at the end of each row. Watch this knitting video to learn the ...more
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
This video will teach you how to bind off your knitted stitches. The basic bind off is the most commonly used method of finishing knitting projects, especially for beginners. Follow these step by step instructions to knit a neat and straight finishing row.
This video demonstrates how to make a right loop increase in English knitting. This increase is ideal if you ever need to do two increases side by side without any stitches between them. This is the easiest method to teach children. Knit right loop increase in English knitting ...more
There will be times when you've finished a project, such as a scarf, that you've already bound off, when you will realize it's not quite as long as you want it to be. You will have to unravel the bound off row, add more yarn, and then start knitting again. Unravel a Bound Off ...more
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to do a cabled pleat. First, do three stitches onto the cable need and hold them in front. Then, slide the needles together and start knitting on each needle with the separate needle. Continue to do this until you are done. You will then put four ...more
The long-tail cast on is one of the most common methods for casting on stitches. It is stable, neat and easy — once you get the hang of it. This knitter's guide walks you through the entire process. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using the long-tai ...more
How do I stop knitting? This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to do a basic knit bind off. Binding off is the process of taking the stitches off of your needle and securing them so that they don't unravel. The basic bind-off using knit stitches most popular with b ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to attach the strap to a knitted felt tote bag. Using a knitted cast on, cast on 35 stitches to where you want the strap to be. After this, use a crochet or knitting needle to pick up working yarn through the sts. Continue to work on your strap u ...more
Knowing how to knit a picot hem is a good technique to learn. Usually, at the bottom of a garment you will have a ribbed edge. A picot hem, as pictured below, is a nice alternative. It's quite easy and here's how to do it. Start by casting on the number of stitches you need f ...more