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
The Purl Stitch
This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to do a purl stitch. The purl stitch usually functions in tandem with the knit stitch. For the purl stitch, always remember to keep the working yarn in front of your needles. When switching from knit to purl stitch, you will m ...more
If you want to learn to knit, then this is the video for you. This video covers the basics of knitting, including the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a knit stitch or purl stitch while knitting. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a knit stitch or purl stitch ...more
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
This video is a how-to demonstration of Eastern European Knitting, the purl stitch. Please note, this is not continental knitting, as here we enter through the back of the loop in both the knit and purl stitch. The resulting fabric appears exactly the same as both English and ...more
Double knitting or reverse knitting is twice as thick and looks like stockinette on both sides. Watch as Amy shows you how to double knit by doing a knit stitch followed by a purl stitch in the opposite color. Double knit with a knit stitch and purl stitch. Click through to wa ...more
This video will explain how to knit a left handed purl stitch. We are beginning with a piece that has already been started. Every row has been knitted so far. Now on to the purl stitch. To purl, you will slide the left needle through the loop in front of the right needle. Kee ...more
This how to video demonstrates how to do a yarn over after a knit stitch and after a purl stitch.
This video is designed to give lots of clear and helpful information about changing between the two foundation stitches of knitting: the knit stitch and the purl stitch.
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
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
Here is a tutorial for knitting ramen noodles with chopsticks, narrated by Carissa Browning. This how to video demonstrates how to knit the basic purl stitch with slippery, wet ramen noodles! This is a creative and unexpected knitting tutorial - so simple & fun. Knit some rame ...more
The English or throw method, shown in this how-to video, is a way of purl knitting with the right hand. Yarn is held in right hand, then, by necessity, wrapped around the right needle before pulling the stitch through. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do the ...more
This video shows you how to knit a basic purl stitch. Watch as Staci shows you step-by-step how to do the most basic of knitting stitches. Just remember: train wreck, wrap front needle, right needle down, pull the loop to the back, and then separate the needles. You'll be knit ...more
In this guide we show you the how to cast on the purl stitch to create beautiful knitting projects.
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
This video involves making the distinction between two different types of stitches that are used in knitting. To be more specific, the video explains how to differentiate between a knit stitch and a purl stitch. The video is a part of a series of videos that deal with knitting ...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
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
Sometimes your pattern will ask you to purl in the back of a stitch. This tends to twist the stitch and make it tighter. It's easy, and here's what you do. Instead of putting your right needle through the front of the purl stitch, you simply put it through the back. Wrap the ...more
Most of the time you will increase on Knit stitches. You can see my article on that here. However, there will be times when you will need to know how to increase on a Purl stitch. Here's how: Watch for a demonstration on increasing on a Purl stitch.. Put the needle in the fron ...more
Dorret Conway shows how to knit a pair of socks in this video knitting tutorial series. To knit this project, you'll need to be able to knit a knit and purl stitch. A sock is basically just a tube with some shaping for the heel and toe. This knitting project may look complicat ...more
In this video, we learn how to do a purl increase stitch in knitting. First, make sure your yarn is in front, then do a normal purl stitch. Before you take your yarn off the left needle, go into the back of that stitch and pick it up from behind. Then, do a normal purl loop. A ...more
This how-to video provides a demonstration of purling 2 stitches together. Purling two stitches together, p2tog, is a way of decreasing stitches, and may be required in lace or ribbed patterns. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to purl two stitches together.
Usually you decrease on Knit rows, but there will be times when your patterns tells you to decrease on a Purl row. It's easy to do and here's how. Put your needle through 2 stitches as to Purl. Put the yarn around BOTH STITCHES and Purl off. You have decreased one stitch. Con ...more
The seed stitch is another easy stitch to do once you know the knit and purl stitches. The knit and purl stitches make up the seed stitch by simply alternating between the two. Check out this how to video knitting tutorial and learn to do it yourself!
KnitWitch.com will show you how to take out purl stitches in your knitting on this easy to follow video. Tinking, tink, which is knit spelled backwards, is the actual knitting term for removing stitches. This shows how to tink purl stitches and gives great advice on how to hol ...more
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
Most of the time, when you are directed to 'slip a stitch', it will be on a knit row. But there are exceptions and there will be times when you will need to know how to slip a stitch on a purl row. It's very easy and here's how to do it. Video demonstration of how to slip a s ...more
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
Normally when you PURL you insert the needle into the FRONT of the stitch. Purling in the BACK of the stitch twists it and makes it tighter. There will be times when you will want to do this. When you do here's how: Insert the right needle into the BACK of the stitch as in t ...more
Once you have learned how to do ribbing on double-pointed needles, you will have to learn how to bind off on double-pointed needles. It's really quite easy. Just follow the steps below. Knit the first 2 stitches on the first needle. Insert left needle into the front of the st ...more
Some people think that knitting is difficult, but it really isn't. All knitting is actually based on only two simple stitches, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. The Stockinette Stitch is the most common of all the Knitting Stitches. It's very simple. Once you know how to k ...more
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
This video demonstrates the basics of loom knitting: knit stitch, purl stitch, twisted knit stitch, and basic bind off. Watch and learn.
Learn the knit stitch, twisted knit stitch, purl stitch, and basic removal method on a knitting loom. A will need a knitting loom, wool yarn, and a knitting tool. Perform basic loom knitting stitches. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
The rib stitch, or ribbing, is often used on the edges of pieces where you need a snug fit, because it's stretchy and doesn't curl. Best of all, since you've already learned the knit stitch and purl stitch, you're practically already done.
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
An up close demonstration of how to knit a ribbed checkerboard pattern stitch by Judy Graham. This ribbed checkerboard stitch combines the knit and purl stitch to make a checkerboad pattern with just one color. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear instructions.
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
This video is a how-to demonstration of Eastern European Knitting, the knit stitch. Please note, this is not continental knitting, as here we knit through the back of the loop in both the knit and purl stitch. The resulting fabric appears exactly the same as both English and C ...more
This video is a how-to demonstration of Eastern European Knitting. Please note, this is not continental knitting, as here we enter through the back of the loop in both the knit and purl stitch. The resulting fabric appears exactly the same as both English and Continental knitt ...more
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
Ramen. The staple of every boho and college dorm dweller has a new application. This DIY from Carissa Browing appeals to hipsters, foodies and craftsters, alike. Delightful. Take a 50-cent pack of Ramen. Boil, drain, dry. Now, channel your inner Martha Stewart. It's time to k ...more
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
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
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
There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the KNIT STITCH, the other is the PURL STITCH. The GARTER STITCH itself is quite simple. You knit every stitch on every row of your knitting. It's the first stitch one learns in knitting. It's the easiest of all the knitting sti ...more
Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original ...more
The video demonstrates how to do the two stitches used to make the raspberry stitch, which are purl 3 stitches together, and knit 1 purl 1 knit 1 in the same stitch. To purl 3 stitches together, simply take the next three stitches on the left needle at the same time and purl ...more
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
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to knit cables. You will need to place stitch markers where you are going to begin your pattern for the cable and end it. Now, take a double pointed needle and make sure it's not bigger than the needle you are knitting with. Work your pattern thr ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to knit a daisy stitch. First, you will knit all the stitches for one row. On the next row, you will purl three together making yarn over, then purling the same three stitches together again. Having looser stitches in the first row will help with ...more
This is an improved ssk (slip slip knit), for which I must give credit to Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen. It's improved because it lays a bit flatter and more closely matches the right slanting knit two together (k2tog). You slip the first stitch as if to knit, the seco ...more
Watch this video demonstration of the knitting technique short row shaping. In traditional knitting shoulder shaping, stitches are bound off across the top edge of the shoulder on sequential rows, creating a stair-step line. It can be difficult to make a neat job of seaming th ...more
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
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 decrease. There are two ways to decrease in knitting. If you're knitting a garment one way is done at the beginning of the row and the other ...more
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
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