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Learn to Knit

Links and Information for the beginner

Bar Increase Tutorial star
Here are two increases you can use in your knitting. One is visible and one is nearly invisible.

Basic Chain Bind Off Tutorial star
This is a tutorial and guide to the simplest and most common bind off or cast off technique in knitting. If you are ready to finish up your first knitting project, read this for a simple technique to cast off.

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Make sure that you are keeping up with the latest articles on the Knitting Site -Subscribe to the BellaOnline Knitting Site Newsletter! Subscribe to keep up with techniques, inspiration, how to knit various stitches, working with different yarns, and even free patterns!

Bind Off - Crocheted star
Bind off using a crochet hook to get an elastic yet trim bind off.

Cast on - Long Tail star
This article show how to create a long-tailed cast on, with pictures.

Common Knitting Abbreviations star
Knitting is like any other field or hobby it has itís own language. Once you learn this language you will be able to read patterns and knitting instructions without any trouble, but you do have to know some abbreviations and chart notations first.

Continental Knit Stitch Tutorial star
Explains how to do the basic knit stich continental style, aka yarn in left hand. Great for both the new knitter or the experienced knitter wanting to expand their skill set.

Continental Purl Stitch Tutorial star
Continental Purling is the next step after Continental Knit. Read this article for a tutorial to round out your knitting skills by learning this cornerstone stitch.

Decreases in Your Knitting star
Learn to decrease using the Knit 2 together, SSK, KBL, and PSSO.

How to Knit a Swatch star
Knitting a swatch is an important step in ensuring that your final project turns out the way you want it. Avoid nasty knitting surprises by knitting up a good and useful swatch

How to make a Knit Stitch star
Learn to make the knit stitch in this article.

How to make a Purl Stitch star
Learn how to make a purl stitch.

How to read a chart star
Learn to read a knitting chart

Learn to Knit Sites star
External sites to supplement learning.

Lifted Increase Tutorial star
Often the most invisible increase in stockinette knitting is the lifted increase. Read this tutorial to find out how to do the lifted increase, and get the slant correct that it produces.

Make One Left Tutorial star
Looking for a left slanting increase that is close to invisible? Wanting to mirror your right increase in your project? Need to know what M1L is? Read this tutorial to find out how to Make One Left!

Make One Right Tutorial star
Need a right slanting increase? See M1R in your knitting pattern instructions, and not sure what to do next? Read this tutorial to knit this right slanting increase stitch!

Single Cast On Tutorial star
If you need a nice, simple cast-on that is easy to learn, the simple cast on is for you! Read this tutorial. Great for beginning knitters, or those who are looking to add to their skills

Teaching children to knit star
Teaching a child to knit can help provide that child with improved fine motor skills and the ability to stay busy for hours while making their own projects. This leads to increased self confidence. This article gives tips on teaching children to knit.

The Knitting Rhyme star
A rhyme for teaching knitting to children. This popular rhyme has been used for many years, and is often taught in Waldorf schools when the children learn knitting. Learn the rhyme, and what each part tells the knitter to do.

Tutorials star
If you need help for a problem not covered here at BellaOnline, here are some sites that will help.

Types of Knitting B to F star
There are many types of knitting a few are defined here.

Types of Knitting G to M star
More types of knitting defined.

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