Why Learn the Knit Stitch
You can make so many beautiful things with the Knit stitch. Such as hats, scarves, gloves, and spa towels, so many more... In fact, my first piece was all knit stitch.
To begin any knitting project you must first learn the Knitted Cast on, you can learn to do that here.
Learn the Knitted Cast On
using a the same method to knit stitch with a little extra to finish the stitch. To get started you will need a needle and yarn.
Step by Step the Knit Stitch
First Stitch for A Nice Edge
I loosely hold the yarn tail with my left hand.
Slip the tip of the right-hand needle into the first loop, from front to back, just like you did in the knitted cast on. Slide this stitch onto the right-hand needle.
You are bringing the first loop over to your empty needle. Watch the video to be clear on this step if you need. We do this so that our edge is nice.
Opening the Loop
Hold the needle with your cast on stitches in your left hand and the other needle in your right hand. You should have one stitch on the right needle. The working yarn should be hanging straight down from the first stitch on the right hand needle.
Slip the tip of the right-hand needle into the first loop, from front to back. Once you've got the needle in place, wrap the working yarn under the right-hand needle, going counter-clockwise around the needle and making sure the working yarn slides between the two needles.
With the needle in your right hand, bring the tip of the needle through the stitch. Pull the loop on the right needle toward you. Slip the worked stitch off the left needle and gently tug the working yarn to tighten the new stitch on the right needle.
That stitch is now "worked."
Now move on to the next loop on the left-hand needle and do the exact same thing, repeating until you are out of stitches.
You just knitted your first row and learned the knit stitch!
Cool 1 Row Finished
How do I keep going after I finish the first row?
To keep going and start another row, turn your work so the needle with the stitches goes in your left hand and the empty hand is again your right hand.
Now, you are back where you started and you continue the second row with the same knit stitch.
Continue doing this until you are very comfortable, I suggest complete a scarf with only the knit stitch. To do so cast on 18 stitches and knit stitch until you get to your desired length for a nice scarf, which is usually the entire yarn ball. When knit stitching every row we call this pattern a garter stitch, pretty cool.
Needles come in different sizes, individual and in sets. The choices of yarn today are awesome from colors to textures. So keep practicing the knit stitch and the next time your at your favorite craft store check out all the cool yarn.
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