Learn to Knit

Casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and binding off. Learn these four techniques and you can knit scarves, blankets, and much more! 

To get started, all you need is a pair of knitting needles and a ball of yarn. We recommend size US 10.5 needles and a ball of chunky yarn.

Watch the videos below and follow along. Be patient with yourself. It always takes a little time to learn something new. If you decide you'd like some help, check out our class schedule. And remember, have fun!

Casting On

The first step in knitting is putting stitches on the needle or casting on. In this video, you'll learn the long tail cast on. It's just one of many ways of casting on and it's our favorite because of its versatility.

The Knit Stitch

Now that you have stitches on your needle, let's knit! 

The Purl Stitch

With just two changes, you go from the knit stitch to the purl stitch. And with just these two stitches you can make hundreds of stitch patterns - from simple stockinette to the most intricate of textured designs. For now, just learn to purl and practice!

Binding Off

When you're piece is finished, you'll bind off. It locks the stitches in place so your work won't unravel. Like casting on, there are many ways to do it, but the method shown in this video can be used for most projects.

Adding a New Ball of Yarn and/or Changing Colors

One of the most common questions new knitters ask is how to add a new ball of yarn. It's easy, as you'll see in this next video. And you change colors the same way. 

Learning to knit, like anything, takes time. With practice, you'll develop muscle memory and be able to knit and purl without thinking about it.

For more how-to knitting videos, visit our YouTube page

Happy knitting! 

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