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  • Beginner Knitting Techniques

    Beginner Knitting Techniques
    Stitch & Story

    Beginner Knitting Techniques: From Start to Finish

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    1 - Slip Knot

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    This is the first step of a Long Tail Cast-On (shown below).


    2 - Long Tail Cast-On

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    This is a great first cast-on to learn and can be used for many types of projects.


    3 - Knit Stitch

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    This is one of the two most basic stitches that all knitting projects and other techniques are built off of.


    4 - Purl Stitch

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    This is the second of the two most basic stitches that all knitting projects and other techniques are built off of.


    5 - Slip Stitches: How Should I Slip This Stitch?

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    This video covers a few different ways to do a slip stitch, when they might be useful and what to do if your pattern doesn't specify a particular method.


    6 - Knit Through the Back Loop (ktbl)

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    This is a basic stitch that you might encounter in a pattern.


    7 - Bind Off

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    This is a classic bind off technique and can be used on many types of projects.


    8 - Weaving in Ends in Stockinette

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    This video shows you the correct way to weave in ends so that your work maintains its stretch and all the ends are secure.


    9 - Weaving in Ends in Garter Stitch

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    This video demonstrates a technique similar to the one above, however, the emphasis is on invisibility to preserve the double sided nature of garter stitch.


    10 - Wet Blocking


    This video explains the how-to's of blocking and why it's important.


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