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3 Knitting for Beginners Basic Tutorials

By: Editors of AllFreeKnitting

So you've decided that you want to learn how to knit, but you don't know where to start.  Trust me, I understand.  Knitting for beginners can be extremely intimidating.  That's why we're here to help!  Learning how to knit doesn't have to be stressful, not when you have the right tutorials at your disposal. In this collection page, we'll give you a few lessons that will help get you started.  Once you read up more about knitting, we promise that you won't be as scared to start.  In fact, you'll be even more excited to start learning more stitches like the seed stitch, the garter stitch and the stockinette stitch.  So what are you waiting for? Let's learn a new hobby together!  Once you have the basics down, you'll be able to make handmade gifts for the whole family, including yourself!

Knitting for Beginners Basic Tutorials

3 Knitting for Beginners Basic Tutorials

How to Knit: The Basics of Knitting Needles - In this free knitting tutorial, we'll tackle different types of knitting needles.  After all, before you start diving into a few free knitting patterns, you'll have to understand the tools you're working with.  While you won't be using a few of these needles right away (some aren't suitable for beginner knitters) it's good to understand what's available.  In the hobby of knitting, there are straight needles, double pointed needles, circular needles and cable needles.  This this free article, you'll learn the difference between each one, when it should be used and you'll also learn a little bit of history!


How to Read Knitting Patterns - If you're not familiar with knitting patterns, trying to understand them can be daunting.  Knitting has its own terminology and uses its own abbreviations and markings.  In order to become a good knitter with the freedom to work on anything from simple knitting patterns to more complex ones, you'll want to have a solid understanding of what patterns mean and how to interpret them.  In this free article, we'll demystify the secrets behind the knitting pattern.  Read it a few times, take notes and before you know it, it'll all make sense!


Knitting Tutorial: Gauge - What is a gauge and how does that impact you as a beginner knitter?  Inside these free knitting instructions, you'll understand the full importance of the gauge and how it affects your knitted projects.  


Once you read these free tutorials, you're well on your way to becoming an accomplished knitter.  But don't stop there!  If you liked 3 Knitting for Beginners Basic Tutorials, then you'll love our free eBook, Knitting for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials!






More Easy Knitting Patterns

Once you've mastered the basic stitches, it's time to start putting them to good use.  Sharpen your knitting skills by working on the simple projects below.  With enough practice, you'll be knitting like a pro in hardly any time at all.

90 Minute Wasabi Cowl - Made with bulky yarn, this simple cowl pattern is perfect for beginners who are itching to get some knitting practice in.

Beginner Tea Cozy - Get practice knitting the garter stitch with this easy and attractive tea cozy.  Whether you keep it for yourself or give one away to your tea enthusiast friends, you'll love the satisfaction that comes after completing your first project.




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For most beginners they are not going to know what k1 p1 is. K= knit, P= pearl. The number is how many stiches you knit and pearl.

kniting directions, ??? K1 P1 and m1 what would m1 be??

It all sounds wonderful but I don't have any kind of ereading device


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