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FREE Beginner Knitting Videos

Beginner • 15 lessons

We're giving non-members exclusive access to a selection of free videos from the Let's Knit Together Knit School that will set you up for knitting success! These 15 videos will arm you with the key techniques and skills to start out on your knitting journey. Don't forget to try out your new skills on the suggested patterns.

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Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

We're giving non-members exclusive access to a selection of free videos from the Let's Knit Together Knit School that will set you up for knitting success! These 15 videos will arm you with the key techniques and skills to start out on your knitting journey. Don't forget to try out your new skills on the suggested patterns.

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FREE Beginner Knitting Videos

Course Overview

Price

Price

Included with Let’s Knit Together membership

Instructor

Instructor

Neti Love & Julie Peasgood

Lessons

Lessons

15

Difficulty

Difficulty

Beginner

Course Lessons ( 15 )

  • 1. How to: change yarn

    03:46

    You're going to have to join a new ball of yarn at some point, so plan to do this at an edge, where it is easier to weave in the ends later. Once you know how to change yarn, you can also change colour!

  • 2. How to: cast off purlwise

    4:40

    It’s common to cast off stocking stitch knitwise, but you can also cast off stitches purlwise, which leaves a flat neat finish on the purl side. It’s also good to know how to do this in case you need to cast off in pattern, such as on a ribbed collar.

  • 3. How to: cast off knitwise

    06:02

    At the end of a pattern, you'll want to cast off all the stitches on your needle, leaving a neat edge. Here, we show you how to cast off on a knit row.

  • 4. How to: decrease purl stitches (p2tog)

    03:44

    To decrease purl stitches, you may see pattern p2tog as an abbreviation meaning to purl two stitches together. This creates a right-leaning decrease on the front of stocking stitch fabric.

  • 5. How to: decrease knit stitches (k2tog)

    04:28

    To reduce the number of stitches on a knit row, pulling the shaping in to the right, you'll often see 'k2tog' towards the end of pattern row. This means 'knit 2 stitches together' as one.

  • 6. How to: increase a knit stitch (m1)

    05:35

    When you see m1 in a pattern, this is asking you to increase your stitch count by one stitch. It is a left-leaning increase in stocking stitch, and is worked using the horizontal bar between stitches.

  • 7. How to: increase a purl stitch (m1p)

    03:35

    Increase a stitch on the purl side of your knitting by picking up the horizontal loop between stitches and purl into the back of it for a left-leaning increase on the right side.

  • 8. Your basic knit kit

    14:03

    Apart from the yarn for your project, there are a few essentials and some inexpensive extras that will come in handy to help with your knitting, depending on what sorts of items you want to knit.

  • 9. How to: work purl stitch

    04:54

    Purl stitch is an essential in knitting and is often alternated with knit stitch – together, these two easy stitches are the bedrock of most knitting patterns, so practise your purl in rhythmical rows to start with.

  • 10. How to: work knit stitch

    03:46

    Knit stitch is the most basic stitch in knitting, so it's a good one to get under your belt – you'll then be ready to combine it with other stitches for an endless variety of effects.

  • 11. How to: read a pattern

    07:05

    Let's take a look around a typical pattern to see the type of information it contains, from equipment and how much yarn, to the stitches and making up.

  • 12. How to: read a ball band

    04:03

    The ball band contains a wealth of information, from metreage to recommended needle size, and if you want to make an item in a different yarn to the pattern, it's helpful to know what to consider.

  • 13. How to: fix a dropped knit stitch

    05:16

    As soon as you spot a dropped stitch, put a stitch marker in it and anchor it to another stitch to stop it unravelling further. Grab a crochet hook and here we'll show you how to fix this.

  • 14. How to: get the right tension

    09:05

    Tension in knitting refers to how many stitches and rows fit in a certain area. See how to match what is specified in a pattern – if given – to make sure your garment ends up the right size.

  • 15. How to: hold knitting needles

    05:04

    Holding your needles and yarn comfortably will help you to knit more smoothly, quickly and accurately. There are a couple of ways, so experiment and see what suits your natural style the best.

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