I learnt to knit years ago. My lovely Mum taught me. But when I haven’t done it for a while I need a reminder on how to get started again. A friend of mine commented to me the other day that she’s the same – just needs a little refresher course. So off I went to YouTube. There are videos over there for just about anything!
Here’s a collection of the knitting basics that I thought were easy to follow and helpful:
Casting on and basic knitting:
A couple of ways to decrease stitches:
How to increase stitches:
Casting off (or binding off):
If you’re left-handed, try this one:
All of these videos are by a website called Cyberseams.com. They don’t have any verbal instructions so make sure you close the ads over the bottom of the screen so you can read the tips that pop up there. Over at their website you will find more info on needles and yarn, understanding patterns and more videos. I’m hoping I can learn to knit more than just straight scarves!
Do you knit? How did you learn? Any tips for a beginner like me?