Knitting Instructions: Learn to Knit



Learn to knit in just a few weeks! Use this step by step guide to become a professional knitter in time for the holidays.

Each week I will add new instructables to this guide that will teach you a new knitting technique. These knitting lessons have video tutorials and written instructions with photographs. After a couple lessons I will tell you what projects you can now make with these new skills!

Why I made these lessons: I taught myself to knit using video tutorials found online; however, I found many of the videos hard to follow and I needed to check out 4-5 tutorials before I fully understood what I was supposed to do. So I made this collection of knitting videos keeping in mind all the flaws I found in the other videos.

I suggest using wooden needles when learning how to knit.

Lesson 1: Casting On Techniques - including Single Cast On, Longtail Cast On, Knitted Cast On, and Cable Cast On
Lesson 2: The Knit Stitch - including American and Continental Styles
Lesson 3: The Purl Stitch
Lesson 4: Binding Off

Possible Projects : With these skills you can knit a scarf, pot holder, and bookmark. Anything that is rectangular and 2D.

Lesson 5: Increasing and Decreasing Stitches

Check out the Yarn Channel for more great knitting projects!