July 12, 2024


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How to Work a Knit Stitch

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If you’ve been toying with the idea of knitting lately, you’ve come to the right place. As part of our GH Stitch Club, we’re creating easy tutorials that will walk you through the most important components of knitting, including how to cast on and how to cast off.

In this post, we’ll be focusing on how to knit stitch, which is the most basic stitch in knitting. Depending on your project, you may also need to learn a purl stitch or stockinette stitch, but if you’re a beginner, you’ll likely be using a knit stitch for most of your creations.

How to Knit Stitch

Step 1: After you cast on, insert your needle from left to right into the first loop.

Step 2: Wrap the yarn over your needle from left to right.

Step 3: Pull the yarn through the first loop on your left-hand needle, creating a loop on your right-hand needle.

Step 4: Slide off one stitch from your left-hand needle. This will give you the first knit stitch on your right-hand needle.

Pro tip: You’ll want to be able to slide your stitches down your needle easily. To do that make sure you’re not pulling the loops too tight.

Step 5: Repeat steps 1 through 4, until all of your stitches are on your right-hand needle.

Step 6: Switch hands and continue on in knit stitch.

Once you’ve created rows, you’ll be working in garter stitch.

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