Learn to Knit
Links and Information for the beginner
Bar Increase Tutorial
Here are two increases you can use in your knitting. One is visible and one is nearly invisible.
Basic Chain Bind Off Tutorial
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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Bind Off - Crocheted
Bind off using a crochet hook to get an elastic yet trim bind off.
Cast On - Knitted
Learn how to make a knitted cast on or how to knit on.
Cast on - Long Tail
This article show how to create a long-tailed cast on, with pictures.
Common Knitting Abbreviations
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
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
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
Learn to decrease using the Knit 2 together, SSK, KBL, and PSSO.
Finishing your projects
Do not rush when finishing a garment. You have invested too much time in it not to finish it properly.
How to Knit a Swatch
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
Learn to make the knit stitch in this article.
How to make a Purl Stitch
Learn how to make a purl stitch.
How to read a chart
Learn to read a knitting chart
Learn to Knit Sites
External sites to supplement learning.
Lifted Increase Tutorial
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
There are many types of knitting a few are defined here.
Types of Knitting G to M
More types of knitting defined.
Types of Knitting N to Z Knitting Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Knitting Site Map
Even more knitting definitions, the list is incomplete, but helpful.
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