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4 Easy Techniques: Make Knitting for Beginners a Breeze

By: Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Surprise yourself, and your friends, by learning a new hobby this weekend.  Knitting for beginners is a piece of cake when you have great instructions to help guide you through the learning process.  In this special collection, we've rounded up a few tutorials that will help get you a ticket to hop on board the knitting bandwagon.  Once you learn how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off, you'll be ready to start your first knit scarf.  We hope you enjoy this selection of special tutorials just for you.  And don't forget to check out our free eBook offer at the end.  Inside you'll find even more beginner techniques all exposed and explained.


4 Easy Techniques: Make Knitting for Beginners a Breeze


Knitting Tutorial: How to Cast On - Before you get too excited and start knitting up a brand new scarf, you're going to have to learn how to cast on.  While it sounds scary and foreign to those unfamiliar with knitting, casting on is actually really easy.  There are many different ways to accomplish it, but this free tutorial demonstrates simple method that's geared towards beginners.  What is casting on?  It's simply putting yarn on the needles, so that it's ready to make a stitch.  Once you know how to do this, you're ready to learn your first stitch below.


Knitting Tutorial: Knit Stitch - After mastering casting on, your next step would be to learn an easy stitch - like the knit stitch.  Many patterns are made up of knit stitches, or the garter stitch.  After you master this simple stitch, you're well on your way to becoming a fully competent knitter.


Knitting Tutorial: How to Purl - Now that you're a knit stitch pro, it's time to learn the second most-important stitch: the purl stitch!  Did you know that all special stitches in knitting are just a combination of these two stitches?  There are other techniques to used lace knitting, of course, but once you know how to knit and how to purl, you'll be able to make so many wonderful projects; you'll be amazed.


Knitting Tutorial: How to Bind Off - So, you're confident in your ability to cast on and you know how to knit and how to purl - what's next?  Now it's time to learn how to remove your knitting from the needles, the correct way, so it won't unravel.  Just follow these simple knitting instructions and you'll be binding off in minutes.



Congratulations, you are well on your way to becoming an accomplished knitter!  But don't stop there; if you liked this article, then you'll love our free eBook, Knitting for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials.

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