Learn to Knit and Crochet with Jeanette

 

Handmade Crochet and Knitting Items and instructions

 for beginners to start crochet and knitting.

Handmade Crochet and Knitting Items and instructions

 for beginners to start crochet and knitting.

Learn to Knit

Casting on

 

 

1. Make a slip knot: Loop the yarn as shown and slip

needle under the lower strand of the loop

 

 

2. Pull up a loop of yarn.

 

 

3. Pull the yarn end attached to the ball of yarn to tighten

the slip knot leaving the other end approx 4 ins [10 cm] long

long.

Transfer needle to left hand

 

 

4. Insert the right-hand needle through slip knot and wind

yarn over right-hand needle.

 

 

5. Pull loop through slip knot

 

 

6. Place new loop on left-hand needle beside first loop. 

(You now have 2 stitches (sts) on your left-hand needle)

 

7. Insert right-hand needle between last 2 stitches (sts) on

left-hand needle and wind yarn over right-hand needle.

 

8. Pull loop through. Place this new loop on left-hand

needle beside last stitch (st). (You now have 1 more stitch

on left-hand needle). Repeat (rep) steps 5 and 6 until

required number of stitches (sts) have been cast on lefthand needle

 

1. Hold the needle with cast on stitches (sts) in your left hand,

and the loose yarn attached to the ball at the

back of work. Insert right-hand needle from left to right

through the front of the first stitch (st) on the left-hand

needle

Knit Stitch

 

 

2. Wind the yarn from left to right over the point of the roght-hand needle.

 

 

 

3.Draw the yarn through this original stitch (st) which

forms a new stitch (st) on right-hand needle.

     

 

 

4. Slip the original stitch (st) off the left-hand needle,

keeping the new stitch (st) on the right-hand needle.

5. To knit a row, repeat steps 1 to 4 until all stitches

(sts) have been transferred from left-hand needle to

right-hand needle. Turn the work by transferring the

needle with stitches (sts) into your left hand to knit the next row

Purl Stitch

 

1. With yarn at front of work, insert righthand

needle from right to left through front

of first stitch (st) on left-hand needle.

2. Wind yarn around right-hand needle.

Pull yarn through stitch (st).

3. Slip original stitch (st) off needle.

Repeat (rep) these steps until all stitches

(sts) on left-hand needle have been

transferred onto right-hand needle to

complete one row of purling

Casting Off

 

Cast off using knit stitch

(knitwise) Knit the first 2

stitches (sts). *Using left-hand

needle, lift first stitch (st) over

 second stitch (st) and drop it off

 between points of the 2 needles.

Knit the next stitch (st); repeat (rep) from * until all

stitches (sts) from left-hand needle have been worked

and only 1 stitch (st) remains on the right-hand

needle. Cut yarn (leaving enough to sew in end) and

thread cut end through stitch (st) on needle. Draw

yarn up firmly to fasten off last stitch (st).

 

Cast off using purl stitch

(purlwise) Purl first 2 stitches.

*Using left-hand needle, lift first

stitch (st) over second stitch (st) and

drop it off needle. Purl next stitch

(st); repeat (rep) from * securing

the last stitch (st) as described for casting off knitwise.

 

 

Increasing and Decreasing

Increase 1 stitch (st) in next stitch (st)
Work into front and back of stitch (st) as follows: Knit stitch (st), then before slipping it off needle, twist right-hand needle behind left-hand needle and knit again into back of loop. Slip original stitch (st) off needle. There are now 2 stitches (sts) on right-hand needle made from original stitch

 

 

K2tog Decrease
Knit 2 stitches (sts) together (tog) through the front of both loops.

 

 

P2tog Decrease
Purl 2 stitches (sts) together (tog) through the front of both loops