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Knit along with 10 quality, clear, and calm KnitFreedom videos to learn to make your first scarf. You'll also learn to avoid the two most common beginner knitting mistakes.

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Learn to Knit – The Knit Stitch (American)

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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: https://www.ravelry.com/shops/search

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


Learn to Knit Abbreviations

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


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Recommended Straight Needles: Size 10 Birch Needles by Brittany Needles

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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