How to Knit – The Basics

This video will show you the basics of knitting. Follow along and see how easy it is to actually do! Anyone can learn to knit and it’s a great craft to know if you want to give handmade gifts! A simple large knitted rectangle is essentially an afghan. So this simple stitch can go pretty far and will keep you warm for years to come! If you do not know how to make a Slip Knot, we have a separate video for that here: With this video you will learn how to Cast On, knit rows, and Bind off to complete a simple project. To view the article “How to Knit – The Basics” click here: FAQs Answered: – This is the English style of knitting. Yes there are other methods of knitting out there. – The Cast On used here is the Long Tail Cast On. Yes there are other ways to cast on, and yes some are better than others for certain projects. For example, a knitted cast on is better if you need a stretchy edge. Here is an example of a Knitted Cast On: – We have a separate video on how to make a slip knot, if you need further help with that: – The Left Handed version of this video is here: – If your stitches are tight, it might be a problem with tension (pulling the yarn too tight.) Knitting does take some practice – try loosening the yarn a little when you make your stitches and see if that helps. – You can use this technique on circular needles. – If you’re a guy, just know that you are not the only one learning to knit! We get a LOT of

8 Comments/Reviews

  • xlilsecret says:

    Hiya, i’d just like to say thank you so much i’ve never knited before untill all of your videos brilliant thank you i now have the knitting bug and cannot seem to put my needles down hehe thank you so much xx

  • Kdpt375 says:

    This was the perfect Video for me thanks!

  • MrSteveParsons says:

    Hypnotic, loved this !

  • ravioneu says:

    hmmm…I seem to be having the same problem as helloseahorseandme. At the end of each row, I end up with a double stitch every time. I have tried this so many times, that I know it not just a matter of accidently not sliding a previous row off. I must be missing something else. It’s getting very frustrating.

  • cyberseams says:

    Yes, that means knit 1, yarn over, slip-slip-knit 1.
    ssk means slip stitch to your working need, then slip the next, then slip your left needle into the front of both loops and knit them together. ssk is a decrease stitch. Good luck!

  • cyberseams says:

    Sorry for the delay but I do have a How To Knit Left Handed video. Having trouble including the link in my reply but if you search my channel, it is there plus other left handed knitting videos. Good luck!

  • cyberseams says:

    No it sounds like you’re not sliding the previous row’s loop off completely – that is usually the cause of loop duplication. Unless you specifically did an “increase” or “decrease”, you should have the same amount of stitches on every row.


    Thank you so much! I’m trying to make a replica scarf from a British TV show, but I hadn’t knit in years and I’d forgotten how. Your video is incredibly clear!

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