Learn How to KNIT STITCH in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Easily learn how to Knit Stitch with my 4 basic steps clearly demonstrated in my photos and video tutorial taught slowly and close-up below. In your knitting, when you knit every stitch on both the right and wrong sides of your knitted work, you are creating the Garter Stitch.

Along with the Purl Stitch, this is one of the two most basic stitches that will allow you to create some fun beginner-level projects like scarves, blankets, dishcloths, and knitted hats.

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Learn How to KNIT STITCH in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


WATCH KNIT STITCH VIDEO INTRODUCTION
Find the complete video tutorial below


HOW TO CAST ON KNITTING STITCHES

Before starting your 4-steps to knit stitch, begin by casting your stitches onto one knitting needle using the long-tail cast-on method. Learn how to cast on knitting stitches in my full tutorial.

How to CAST ON Yarn in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


4-STEPS TO DO A BASIC KNIT STITCH

This Knit Stitch Technique is taught in the American Method of Knitting, also called the English Method. The other style of knitting is called the Continental Method. Since I am an American, and this is the technique I use while teaching all of my knitting tutorials, this series uses the American Method of knitting. 

STEP 1: Prepare knitting needles and yarn to knit

  • Hold the knitting needle with the cast-on stitches in your left hand.
  • Hold the knitting needle without any stitches in your right hand.
  • With the yarn in the back of your work, insert the right needle into the front of the first stitch. You’ll insert your needle to the left of that stitch and through. Your right knitting needle will be underneath your left needle.

How to Knit STEP 1: Prepare knitting needles and yarn to knit _____

STEP 2: Wrap yarn in around needle

  • Wrap your yarn around the right needle from back to front, so that it rests between the two needles.

How to Knit STEP 2: Wrap yarn in around needle _____

STEP 3: Slide right needle with yarn on it

  • Slide the right needle down and bring the point forward through the stitch, bringing the yarn with it.

How to Knit STEP 3: Slide right needle with yarn on it _____

STEP 4: Slip old stitch off left needle

  • Slip the old stitch off the left needle. Make sure you only slip that first stitch off of the needle, don’t let any of the others off the needle yet.
  • Now the new stitch is on your right needle.

How to Knit STEP 4: Slide old stitch off left needle _____

CONTINUE KNITTING THE ENTIRE ROW

  • Repeat these four steps for each stitch on your left needle.
  • At the end of the row, all the new stitches are on your right needle now and your left knitting needle is empty. 
  • You will now switch your knitting needles so that the empty needle is again in your right hand. Begin once more by knitting with the first stitch and beyond.

PROJECT IDEA: THE GARTER STITCH

When you knit every row in your swatch, you are creating the most basic pattern, the Garter Stitch. It is easy to knit, reversible, lies flat, and is stretchy. This 2-Row Repeat is an easy level project.

Garter Stitch Knitting Pattern


HOW TO DO A KNIT STITCH VIDEO TUTORIAL
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KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

My Knit Stitch Book gives you 50 unique hand-knit designs created entirely from just knit and purl techniques. Easily understand exactly how to create each texture stitch-by-stitch with chart diagrams and written pattern instructions to knit both flat and in the round. 

Knit Stitch Pattern Book by Studio Knit


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