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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.

SSK Knitting • Slip Slip Knit Decrease

SSK Knitting technique creates a single decrease of two stitches together into one when shaping your work. SSK is the knitting abbreviation for Slip, Slip, Knit. 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 both right and left-handed knitters. …

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How to Remove Purl Dash Lines (Knitting Technique)

You’re going to love my simple trick on how to remove purl dash lines when changing colors in knit stitch patterns that have a combination of both knits and purls in the same row. My trick will help you create invisible color change in knitting will help you when knitting stripes every time. Have you …

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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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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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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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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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Knitting Hacks: Casting On with Video Tutorial

Here is one of my very favorite, easy knitting hacks when casting on! Have you ever gotten frustrated after casting on a bunch of stitches for your knitting project, only to run out of yarn tail and have to start over? This knitting hack is sure to help you accurately assess how much yarn is necessary. …

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Right & Wrong Side of Knitting

Learn how to determine the right and wrong sides of your knitted work. The two sides of your knitting terminology are easily explained! I receive a lot of great knitting technique & terminology questions from subscribers, like “What’s the difference between the Right and Wrong side of knitting work?” You will see this often mentioned …

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How to Knit in the Round on Circular Needles in 5 Easy Steps

Today, we are going to fall in love with our Circular Needles. In just five easy steps, you can start knitting in the round like a pro! Knitting on circular needles is essentially just your two knitting needles and instead of them being separate. You keep knitting around and around rather than going back and …

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Knitting Tools for Absolute Beginners

Let’s begin by reviewing basic knitting tools for Absolute Beginners! There are four materials you’ll want to have on hand: Yarn, Needles, Scissors, and a Tapestry Needle.  I have suggestions on where to shop for knitting tools further down on this page. Together, let’s figure out exactly what you need to best help you to …

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How to Knit Below Technique

Learn how to complete the Knit Below technique with my slow, close-up instructions and video tutorial. You will see this knit stitch technique in written patterns as K1B for Knit One Below, or even K4B for Knit Four Below. Many Brioche and Bobble knitting patterns — in order to create thick, fluffy dimensional knits — include this …

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Spool Knitting I-Cords on a Loom

Learn the techniques for easy Spool Knitting I-Cords on a Loom! Did you know we can make I-Cords without using knitting needles? We are going to dive into spool knitting, which is also called corking, French knitting, or tomboy knitting. This is a great option for kids or anyone without any knitting experience who wants to quickly …

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Make I-Cords with the Embellish Knit Tool (Knitting Technique)

Can the Embellish Knit really solve all of our I-Cord knitting needs and desires? Today we are going to find out the burning question among knitters in desperate need for a quick I-Cord making solution: “Does this thing really work!?!” Let’s take a look at the Embellish Knit. It has a crank on the side that rotates …

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5 Best Tips for Knitting Stripes

You are Going to Love my 5 Best Tips for Knitting Stripes! Let’s begin by taking a close look at the easiest ways to create horizontal stripes knitted flat on straight knitting needles with really simple knit and purl stitch patterns. I love adding stripes to knitted projects. For starters, it adds visual interest to your piece. …

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How to Knit Buttonholes (Knitting Technique)

Learn how to Knit Buttonholes. My easy-to-understand 5-Step process guides you through every knit stitch and technique required to create knitted buttonholes in your creative project. MATERIALS USED TO KNIT BUTTONHOLES Yarn Knitting Needles Buttons Tapestry Needle Scissors 5 STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO KNIT BUTTONHOLES Step 1 – BUTTONHOLE SIZE Start on the Right Side of …

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Easily Knit Vertical Stripes using a Crochet Chain

You’re going to love this really easy hack to knit vertical stripes in a stockinette pattern. Here is a clean, simple way to add thin lines of colorful rows of knitting up your work. We actually will be using a crochet hook to duplicate stitch our stripe into our knitting. Yes, we can always knit …

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How to Carry Yarn Up the Side of Your Work with Video Tutorial

Carry yarn up the side of your work with confidence the next time you’re knitting two or more colors. Check out this easy knitting technique in action! We are going to bring our yarn up along the wrong side of your work while knitting stripes, so that it’s perfectly in place and ready for you …

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Learn to Knit in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series

The Absolute Beginner Knitting Series is the best video course to learn to knit from home! Taught by YouTube’s favorite knitting teacher Kristen of Studio Knit, you will go through a fun, easy-to-understand, systematic course to learn all the basics to begin knitting projects. Homeschooling Kids? Whether you already knit or are just learning yourself, …

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9 Knitting Project Ideas for Beginners

Once you have learned the basics of knitting, get ready to discover new knitting project ideas! I’ve designed the following simple knitting projects that I think you’ll love as a beginning knitter. Find my new easy scarf knitting patterns for beginners and more! These are all easy quick knit projects, that with the skills you’ve …

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How to Select Knitting Needles for Beginners

Find out exactly how to Select Knitting Needles for Beginners in our Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. So far, we’ve identified the four materials you’ll need to start knitting: Yarn, Needles, Scissors, and a Tapestry Needle. Then we took a closer look at the types of Knitting Yarn available. Together, let’s figure out exactly which needles will …

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