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How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials
Even if you've been knitting for years, a good tip never hurt anyone! In this special collection, AllFreeKnitting has rounded up some of the best videos YouTube has to offer. From learning how to pick up dropped stitches, to making sure you wash your hand knit garments properly, this collection will give you quick tips and knitting tricks that you can use for years.
Learn how to do the butterfly casting on method, also known as the slingshot method, in this tutorial by Onix Terevinto.
In this free knitting tutorial from Emi Harrington, you will learn how to tackle the European method for both the knit and purl stitch. The European method, also known as the Continental Method, is a great technique to have in your knitting repertoire. It might be a little tricky to master at first, but once you practice, this method is bound to increase your knitting speed. Why will it make you knit faster? In this method, because you hold the yarn in your left hand instead of your right, you have to make less movements in order to create a knit or purl stitch. This means you'll be able to create the same stitches you have been previously (knit and purl) using much faster and more subtle movements.
Learn how to use the magic loop knitting method and save yourself the trouble of learning how to work with double pointed needles. This free video tutorial will show you how it's done. Use this method to create socks, hats and more.
Interested in loom knitting? The first step is to understand the tools you'll need. In these free knitting instructions, Kristen Mangus will walk you through the different types of knitting looms and what each loom is used for. Once you know the basics, you'll be ready to start learning how to loom knit.
Don't be intimidated by bobbles! They're easy to make, plus they add great texture to whatever garment you work them into. In this tutorial you'll learn how to knit the anemone bobble, which will create tiny, donut-shaped circles in your work. You'll love the results when you incorporate this stitch into afghans and scarves!
Want to learn how to easily bind off your double knitted projects like a pro? Watch Kristen from GoodKnitKisses demonstrate how to do the basic bind off method for a long loom or double knitting on a knitting board. This method does not require a crochet hook and is super easy to get the hang of. Just watch the video to learn how it's done!
In this video tutorial Fayme Harper will show you how to transform knit i-cords into fabulous accessories. It's easy to learn How to Make Hair Ties with I-Cords once you watch these step by step instructions. Hair ties have never looked so good!
Here is a new knitting technique tutorial for how to add a new color yarn to your project! It's as simple as knitting your stitches on a new row, but just make sure you keep your tension the same. Try this tutorial if you want to see how to add a different color of yarn to your pattern.
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