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Collection of Knitting Techniques to help understand how to make knitted patterns. Get written instructions and video tutorial demonstrations by Studio Knit.

How to Knit Stitch (Knitting Technique)

Easily learn how to Knit Stitch in just 4 basic steps for absolute beginners. My close-up photos and slow step-by-step video tutorial below teach you to confidently become a knitter today. To begin, you will add stitches onto your needle, knit stitch your swatch, then finish up by removing the stitches off your needle. Begin …

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Long Tail Cast On Knitting Stitches

Learn the Long-Tail Cast On Knitting Stitches in 3 easy steps with my close-up photo and video tutorial. This is the way most beginners prefer to place yarn onto your knitting needle in preparation for knitting. You’ll love my easy-to-follow demonstration to cast on stitches to begin knitting. We begin by tying a Slip Knot, …

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Cast On Thumb Method Long-Tail for Beginning Knitters

This Cast On Thumb Method helps you easily begin your knitting stitches. This is a variation on the basic Long-Tail technique, without the need to learn the traditional slingshot hold. In just basic 5 steps, see exactly how to begin casting on any knitting project with this thumb version, giving you attractive edges with a …

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How to Cast Off Knitting Stitches in 5 Steps

Learn how to Cast Off Knitting Stitches for beginners in 5 easy steps with my photo and video tutorial. Once you have completed your knitted work (hooray), you will need to remove the stitches from off your knitting needle, right? My close-up process helps beginning knitters finish off their work with confidence. Casting Off, also …

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How to Read a Knitting Chart for Absolute Beginners

Learn to read a visual knitting chart with confidence. My step-by-step lesson helps you easily understand all of the essential information to begin reading and knitting from a basic chart. Review examples of knitting charts, find out which direction to begin reading, get a freshener on right and wrong sides of your knitting piece, translate …

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Difference Between a Stitch and a Knit Row (Knitting Technique)

What is the difference between a knit stitch and a knit row? Let’s enjoy a moment to understand the distinction between a knit stitch versus a knit row. These terms can sometimes be confusing to new knitters. I get this question a lot! So, let’s take a closer look at the difference. Looking for a …

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K2Tog Knitting • Knit Two Together Decrease

The K2Tog Knitting technique creates an easy single decrease of two stitches together into one when shaping your work. This technique is right-slanting for right-handed knitters. Conversely, left-handed knitters will decrease left-slanted stitches. Below, my written and photographic demonstrations will help you easily accomplish this knitting tip for your upcoming project. I’ve also included video …

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P2Tog Knitting • Purl Two Together Decrease

The P2Tog Knitting technique creates an easy single decrease of two purl stitches together into one when shaping your work. This technique is left-slanting for right-handed knitters. Conversely, left-handed knitters will decrease right-slanted stitches. Below, my written and photographic demonstrations will help you easily accomplish this knitting tip for your upcoming project. I’ve also included …

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Knitting Abbreviations + Stitch Glossary

Knitting abbreviations are common in many patterns. The following glossary will demystify terms found in your knitting patterns. Visit linked items to see my detailed tutorials with written instructions and video help. Knitting Abbreviation – Description [ ] – Work instructions within brackets as many times as directed( ) – Work instructions within parentheses in the place directed* …

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KTBL Knit Through the Back Loop

This KTBL Knit Through the Back Loop technique creates one twisted knit stitch. This is accomplished by entering the needle into the stitch in the opposite direction. Patterns include this technique when tightening stitches like ribbing, or creating decorative ridges and mock cables. Below, my written instructions with close-up photos help you easily understand this …

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SSK Knitting • Slip Slip Knit Decrease

SSK Knitting technique creates a single decrease of two stitches together into one when shaping your work. This technique is left-slanting for right-handed knitters. Conversely, left-handed knitters will decrease right-slanted stitches. Below, my written and photographic demonstrations will help you easily accomplish this knitting tip for your upcoming project. I’ve also included video tutorials for …

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How to Decrease in Knitting with SSK and K2Tog

Learn how to decrease in knitting with the techniques SSK and K2Tog. These abbreviations are the Slip Slip Knit stitch versus Knit Two Together stitch. See how they each slant in different directions and watch exactly how to knit each in my video tutorial. These knitting decrease techniques both narrow your work and lessens the …

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Slip Stitch Knitting Techniques (Purlwise and Knitwise)

The Slip Stitch Knitting technique pulls the fabric inward by moving a stitch from one needle to the next. See how to easily slip a stitch with all variations: knitwise and purlwise on both the knit and purl sides of your work. We also will review how to do so with yarn forward and yarn …

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Knit Front and Back Increase Stitch KFB (Knitting Technique)

Learn how to easily increase your stitches with the knitting technique Knit Front and Back, written in most patterns as KFB. This increase stitch creates two stitches from one. We achieve this by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch. My step-by-step written instructions, along with slow, up close video tutorial, will …

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