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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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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 / 26 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.” Read Post »

Blog Post: FREE Learn to Knit Video E-Book

By Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Learn to Knit / October 2, 2010 / 2 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. Read Post »

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 (Mary’s Italian )

Photo Scarf BasicGarterChunky 04 LiatHoldingUp V1 square 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

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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 – Tips for Success with Beginner Knitting

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Beginner Knitting Mistakes

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How to Switch to a Second Ball of Yarn

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Testimonial: Liat Gave Me The Courage to Knit On

I would have given up learning to knit if I hadn’t found Liat! Her easy-to-follow videos and calming voice gave me the courage to knit on.
  – Carol

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