Learn to Knit
Links and Information for the beginner
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 - Long Tail
This article show how to create a long-tailed cast on, with pictures.
Common Decreases for the Newcomer
Newcomers need to practice decreasing to be able to follow patterns with shaped knitting. Here are some of the most common decreases
Common Increases for the Newcomer
Newcomers need to learn how to increase. Here are some of the most common ways to do this!
Common Knitting Abbreviations
Knitting is like any other field or hobby it has it’s 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.
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.
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!
Reasons to Swatch
We’ve all been told to make a gauge swatch before beginning a project. Here’s why, along with a few other good reasons to swatch.
Selecting a Pattern for Your First Knit Sweater
The first sweater is a milestone, but choose the pattern carefully if you want to actually wear the finished piece! Here are some considerations.
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
Swatches and Gauge
Do you want your knitting to fit? Then you need to understand what gauge is, and how to swatch for it.
The Parts of A Sock
New to sock knitting? Recognizing the different parts of a sock makes the task easier.
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 Knitting Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Knitting Site Map
More types of knitting defined.
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