In this post, you will see a list of knitting lessons for beginners, that will show you all of the basics.
Including how to: make knit and purl stitches, cast on, cast off, how to increase stitches and decrease stitches, plus many other things!
When you have completed this knitting course for beginners, you’ll be able to knit simple things as well as understand how to read knitting patterns and charts.
The knitting course also includes links further down the page to beginner-level patterns that you can try out to practice your new-found skills.
Is Knitting Easy To Learn?
Both knitting and crocheting are fairly easy to learn.
You’ll start with basic stitches, learn to master them and build from there.
For the absolute beginners, it is important that you choose the right tools and yarn to start with, then learn how to cast on, learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch and how to cast off.
After that, you can start to explore other stitch patterns and techniques.
It will also be important for you to learn how to read and understand knitting patterns and abbreviations.
Dive into the knitting course below and find out how you can get started.
I will be updating and adding new lessons and tutorials every month.
In this post, you will see some answers to the question – Is it easier to learn to knit or crochet?
If you’re starting to learn to craft using yarn, you might be wondering whether it’s better to begin by learning how to crochet or learn how to knit.
This guide – knitting for beginners includes everything you need to start knitting.
In this post, you will learn about different yarn types.
To make things a bit clearer, this article sets out the different types of yarns available and helps you choose the right ball (or skein) of yarn for your beginner knitting project.
Learn what yarn labels say and what to look for when choosing yarn for your projects.
This is a step-by-step guide.
In this post, you will see a yarn weight guide and conversion chart.
If you are a beginner who is learning how to knit or crochet then you are probably still figuring out yarn weights and categories.
In this post, we will look at how to substitute yarn in a knitting pattern.
Substituting yarn in any knitting pattern will help you to transition from beginner to more advanced and will allow you to be more creative with your knitting.
In this post, you will see the best knitting needles for beginners.
Knitting needles come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and materials.
If you are just starting out as a knitter and want to know what you need then this guide; knitting tools for beginners is for you!
In this post, you will learn how to read knitting patterns.
Once you understand the basics, you can pick up a variety of different knitting patterns for beginners and start making your own blankets, scarves, and much more.
In this post, you will learn about the different knitting skill levels.
Most knitting patterns will come attached to a skill level.
This is for you to know as a knitter if you think that your skill set can be matched with the pattern you are interested in.
In this post, you will learn how to read a knitting chart.
In many knitting patterns, especially those with intarsia or cabled designs, you will probably see a chart.
Here you will find an extensive list of knitting abbreviations and terms including both US and UK terminology.
In this post, you will learn the thumb cast on.
There are many different ways of casting on, one of the easiest for beginners to learn is the cast on thumb method.
In this post, you will see different knitting cast on methods.
There are many different ways of casting on, creating loops on the needle that you can start to work with.
In this post, you will learn how to knit garter stitch.
Garter stitch is usually the first knitting stitch that any new knitters learn.
It can be used for many projects including scarves, hats, sweaters and blankets.
In this post, you will learn how to cast off in knitting.
It is an easy way to finish your work and create an edge.
In this post, you will see 12 simple knitting stitches for beginners, that include garter stitch, stockinette stitch and ribbing.
Nearly all of the stitches in this collection will be used for any beginner patterns as they are all made up of knit and purl stitches.
In this post, you will see three dishcloth knitting patterns that will help you to practice basic knitting stitches.
Dishcloths are a great first knitting project, as they are small squares and easy to make.
These free patterns only use knit and purl stitches, creating different textured designs.
Make an easy knitted dishcloth with a textured Irish moss stitch pattern for your home.
Great for beginners who are learning basic knitting stitches.
In this post, you will see 5 cast-off knitting methods.
There are many ways to cast off, some are for the more intermediate to advanced knitters, but you can learn more about these methods.
Learning how to knit the purl stitch is really simple to do – once you have practised the basic knit stitch, then you will be ready to purl.
This is usually the second stitch a newbie knitter learns how to do.
In this post, you will learn how to knit stockinette stitch.
Learning the stockinette/stocking stitch is the next step once you have learned how to knit and purl.
Learn why gauge is important and how to knit a gauge swatch or tension square so that you can measure your rows and stitches.
In this post, you will learn how to knit rib stitch.
The 1 x 1 rib stitch and the 2 x 2 rib stitch are patterns that are used for shaping in many knitting patterns.
In this post, you will learn how to knit two stitches together.
A basic stitch in knitting is K2Tog (or knit two together) this means that you knit two stitches together.
In this post, you will learn how to knit seed stitch.
The seed stitch consists of single knits and purls that alternate both horizontally and vertically.
KFB Knitting – Means knitting into the front and back of a stitch to make an increase.
This video and step by step photograph knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Knit Front and Back Increase (KFB).
In this post, you will learn how to knit with two strands of yarn together.
Sometimes your yarn might be too thin for your project.
In that case, it’s easy to use two strands of yarn knit together to achieve the thickness you want.
If you want to move away from the straight needles for a project then you need to learn how to knit in the round.
In this post, you will see how to knit in the round using the magic loop knitting technique.
There is a step by step photo tutorial below and a video tutorial for you to watch.
This hat pattern will show you how to knit with circular needles for beginners.
In this post, you will learn everything you need to know in order to knit your very first hat in the round.
There is a video tutorial, and step by step photographs, so you know that you are doing the right thing!
In this post, we will look at how to pick up stitches in knitting.
This post will show you how to do this, through step by step photographs and a video tutorial.
How to knit short rows using WT the wrap and turn method.
You will see a step by step photo tutorial and video in this post.
In this post, you will see a list of the easiest things to knit.
This post will show you how to knit a hat with straight needles for complete beginners, worked flat, back and forth.
This is a great project for anyone who is learning how to knit.
How to knit a baby hat for beginners with step-by-step photographs.
If you are a beginner knitter this pattern is perfect for you to practice basic knitting stitches.
Learn how to knit a simple pair of baby booties with this step-by-step tutorial.
You can make three sizes from 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-9 months.
Knitting can seem a bit scary if you have never done it before, but there are so many easy knitting patterns for beginners out there for you to try.
These patterns will be simple so that you can practice the basic knitting stitches like knit and purl.
In this post, you will see 8 cable stitch knitting patterns, that include simple beginner cables as well as more complicated designs.
Nearly all of the stitches in this collection will be seen in beginner cable patterns.
In this post, you will see a how-to guide to knitting cables in the round.
Learn how to knit herringbone stitch with this step by step photo tutorial and video tutorial.
See a how-to and a video tutorial to show you how easy knitting flat with circular needles is for projects with a small or large number of stitches.
In this post, you will see how to knit a buttonhole in 5 different ways.
Many cardigan patterns and some other patterns will tell you to create a buttonhole and this can be done easily when you know-how!
In this post, you will see how to seam your knitting using the mattress stitch.
Using the mattress stitch is my preferred method of sewing up knitting.
The mattress stitch technique allows you to seam your knitted pieces so that they have an invisible seam.
In this post, you will see blocking knits – 3 ways to reshape your knitting.
Blocking your finished knitted projects is of course always a good idea to make sure the finished piece looks how it should.
Any garment especially should be blocked before you seam it together.
In this post, you will see how to knit a pocket.
There are quite a few ways of creating a pocket in a garment and this tutorial will show you an easy way to create an inline pocket.
Tassels are something that adds a little something extra to those summer bags but can also be used to make key tassels or even tassel earrings.
This post is for those of you who want to make easy tassels that can be used in a number of ways.
Free Knitting Patterns
To view more patterns you may like to browse the following: