Have you ever wanted to learn to knit but were too intimidated to try? Does knitting seem like a lot of work? Are you confused with all the jargon of knitting? Well, I am here to help! I am by no means an expert knitter, but I AM self taught, and am planning to pass on my knowledge to you.
As I mentioned, I am not a an expert, and there are definitely waaaay more talented knitters out there. But my mother in law says I’m pretty good, and she has been knitting longer than I have been alive! Knitting is one of those things that looks daunting, but once you get the hang of it, it’s quite fun. I began knitting a few years ago after I suddenly lost my job and had a lot of time on my hands. I chose to learn to knit because it is something that is important to my husband’s mom and grandma, and I wanted to be able to do it too. I learned from reading a few paragraphs in various books, and then sort of bumbling through it on my own. With some practice, I became better, and am now what you’d call a “confident knitter”. Not only is knitting a fun hobby, but it is a practical one, since I am able to knit goods for my family. I have also set up tables at craft fairs and created an online shop to sell my knitting, which has been a financial blessing!
My technique may not be perfect, but it works for me, so hopefully you find the video I made helpful. Before you begin knitting, there are a couple things you will need. I like using bamboo needles, since they are more durable and are not as slippery as plastic or metal. The size I used in the video is a 6mm, or a size 10, and they are my go-to needles (although I had to use my plastic set for the video since my bamboo needles are being used for sock knitting!). Then you will obviously need wool! The brand I’m using is sold at an local store near me, but I also use Patons brand because it is available everywhere, is easy to use (it doesn’t have a lot of texture), and comes in fun colors.
I know there is a lot to cover with knitting, but this video tutorial shows you how to cast on, make knit stitches, and bind off. If you are already confused by those terms, don’t worry, because I address them in greater detail in the video! If you enjoy the tutorial, please give it a THUMBS UP and let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more.
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