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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 start a fresh skein of yarn by watching this video tip that shows how to find not only the outer yarn end, but the center one as well. When this video's author was starting out in knitting, she was always baffled by locating the yarn end in the middle (center pull), so she hopes this tip will help those just starting out in the needlecraft!
Looking for a quick, yet practical knitting pattern? Try DIY Arm Knitting a Blanket. This incredibly easy arm knit blanket offers the ease and speed of a small stashbuster project, but has the substantial practicality of a cozy home decor piece. This simple arm knitting project makes a thoughtful housewarming present or going away gift for a soon-to-be college student.
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.
Arm knitting is all the rage, and it's easy to see why with this DIY 30 Minute Infinity Scarf. Not only is this amazingly simple arm knit scarf pattern a fun activity for you, it makes a great project for kids, as well. Bring a few skeins of yarn with you for a fool-proof classroom project or babysitting craft. With this incredibly easy-to-understand video tutorial, you'll be able to whip up your very own DIY 30 Minute Infinity Scarf in no time.
Add a fun tie-dye effect to cotton yarn using Tulip's Tie-Dye Kit. Thanks to Rebecca's free video tutorial, you'll be able to make hand-dyed yarn in just a few easy steps. Once your yarn is colored to your satisfaction, create unique projects that are bursting with color and personality.
There's nothing better than a big, chunky cowl to sooth your tired neck and melt away the problems of the day. Treat yourself to the DIY Arm Knitting Chunky Cowl. This pretty arm knit scarf takes just twenty minutes to complete. Whip up a couple so you and your friends can match, or make several in different colors so you'll have one for every day of the week!
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