Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™

Learn to Knit

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Are You Ready To Learn To Knit?

Yay! I think that's fabulous! Getting a good foundation is really important when you first learn a new skill, and I want to make sure you get off to a great start.

That's why I created this free video class that guides you through all the steps you need to learn to knit! You'll make a quick, easy scarf for under $20, and while you're doing that, you'll learn...

  • How to pick inexpensive, quality yarn for your first project, without going to a specialty store
  • How to find the end of your ball of yarn, hold your needles comfortably, and more
  • The easiest way to cast on
  • The basic knit stitch, with tips and tricks to make it easier
  • Troubleshooting for common beginner issues and mistakes
  • Easy tricks to learning to read a pattern
  • How to bind off
  • How to attach fringe to your scarf, and
  • Where to go next!

This video class includes a pattern for a chunky, fringed scarf written just for beginners so that you learn to knit using all these techniques AND have something beautiful to show for it!

So let's get started! You've got absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain, from learning this wonderful hobby.

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Learn to Knit – The Knit Stitch (American)

Learn to Knit – The Knit Stitch (American)
Learn to Knit – The Knit Stitch (American)

Definition: Garter Stitch

The reversible fabric created when you knit every row. Garter stitch is characterized by its horizontal ridges.

Definition: Knitting Flat

Definition: Local Yarn Store

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A brick-and-mortar store that specializes in selling yarn for knitting, crocheting and other crafts.

Ravelry yarn store locator:

Definition: Right Side

The side of your knitting intended to be visible when the project is worn.

Definition: Stitch

A stitch is

  1. Any loop of yarn that is on your needle or
  2. Any loop of yarn that was on your needle and is now part of the knitted fabric.

In knitting patterns, “stitch” is abbreviated as “st” and “stitches” is abbreviated as “sts.”

Definition: Stockinette Stitch

The fabric created when you knit on the right side of the fabric and purl on the wrong side. In knitting patterns, Stockinette stitch is abbreviated as “Stockinette st” and “St st.” Stockinette stitch is also called Stocking stitch.

Definition: Turn Work

To flip your knitting so that the other side is facing you. On flat knitting, you have to turn your work after you finish every row. In pattern instructions, “turn your work” is shortened to “turn.”

Definition: Weave In

Secure and hide your yarn ends by weaving them through the stitches on the back of your work.

Definition: Wrong Side

The side of your knitting intended to be hidden when the project is worn

Blog Post: The Magic Of A Plain Garter-Stitch Scarf

By Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men, Learn to Knit / October 28, 2010 / 33 Comments

On the plane to New York City, the most gorgeous guy sat next to me. When he asked, “What are you knitting?” I explained that this was a beginner scarf and that anyone can learn to knit. It took him about five minutes to say, “Okay, so show me.”

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Blog Post: FREE Learn to Knit Video Class

By Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Learn to Knit / October 2, 2010 / No Comments

Announcing our free Learn-to-Knit video class. This class is free for subscribers to KnitFreedom. It contains 10 easy-to-follow, close-up, high-quality videos showing you everything you need to know to knit your first scarf, plus avoid beginner knitting mistakes.

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Free Pattern: Bulky Weight Beginner Garter-Stitch Scarf

The perfect scarf for learning how to knit. Soft, colorful, and scrumptious, this simple scarf is a luxury because of the Misti Alpaca “dyed-to-the-stitch” yarn. Watch videos every step of the way with our free Learn-to-Knit Class.

Free Pattern: Super-Bulky-Weight Garter-Stitch Scarf

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I designed this scarf when staying up all night before my first TV appearance. I needed an easy scarf that my local KUTV 2 News host, Mary, could wear. I created a scarf to be knit in 3 hours. Garter stitch is for beginners, but your hands will get a workout!

Learn to Knit Abbreviations

BO – Bind Off
CO – Cast On
K – Knit
P – Purl

Free and Premium Videos

Find the End of Your Yarn

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Backwards Loop Cast-On

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How to Tension Your Yarn

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Learn to Knit – The Knit Stitch (American)

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Learn to Knit – The Knit Stitch (American)
Learn to Knit – The Knit Stitch (American)

Learn to Knit – Tips for Success with Beginner Knitting

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Learn to Knit – Beginner Knitting Mistakes

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How to Switch to a Second Ball of Yarn

Free Video for Subscribers

How to Bind Off

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Learn to Knit – Weave in Ends

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Add Fringe to a Scarf Using a Crochet Hook

Free Video for Subscribers

Recommended Straight Needles: Size 10 Birch Needles by Brittany Needles

Birchwood knitting needles are a great beginner knitting needle. Avoid the cheap aluminum knitting needles found at craft stores (or at least invest in a pair of wooden needles as soon as you can). You will enjoy the movements and stitchwork of knitting so much more when you’re not battling with cheap products.

Buy Size 10 Birch Needles online

Recommended Yarn: Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick Yarn by Lion Brand

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Thick, inexpensive yarn is perfect for learning to knit your first scarf. Wool-Ease is a great brand to start out with, and you can buy it at Michael’s or Wal-Mart. Three skeins (balls) is plenty to make a long scarf including fringe.

Buy Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick Yarn online

Recommended Notion: Stork Scissors by Ultima

Stork Embroidery Scissors

A sharp pair of sewing scissors is indispensable in your knitting bag. You will need scissors handy to cut yarn and tails after you’re done weaving in ends.

This stork embroidery scissor made in Italy is a classic, but you can get all different animal shapes at your local yarn store.

Buy Stork Scissors online

Recommended Notion: Tapestry Needles by Outus

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Tapestry needles are blunt sewing needles you use to weave in the tails (ends) of your yarn after you’re done knitting. You can also use them to darn holes in your knitting.

Tapestry needles are available in straight- and bent-tip varieties – it just depends on your preference which you should buy.

Buy Tapestry Needles online

Recommended Book: Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crocheting by Barbara Breiter and Gail Diven

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This is the book I used when I learned how to knit. It’s got tons of illustrations, straightforward explanations, and best practices for knitting correctly and understanding what you’re doing. A great starter text.

Buy Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crocheting online

Recommended Book: Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook by Debbie Stoller

I recommend this book to anyone just starting out knitting, because it contains a funny and thorough introduction to knitting. It also contains a variety of hip and fun beginner projects that you’ll actually want to knit, which is more than I can say for most beginner how-to books.

Buy Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook online

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