Literally every stitch pattern in knitting is based on varied combinations of the knit and the purl stitch. So, once you've learned these two the sky's the limit!
Let's get knitting!
Keywords in this post:
- knit stitch - a flat vertical loop with a "v" like shape, also known as knitting and abbreviated as "k"
- short end - yarn end that does not lead to a ball of yarn, also known as a tail
- ball end - yarn end that leads directly to your ball of yarn, also known as a working end
To recap, when knitting:
- keep working / ball end of yarn at the back of your work
- insert your needle into the front of the stitch from left to right
- wrap your yarn under and over your needle and pull through
Holding your yarn will take a little time to get used to. Don't worry! There's no right or wrong way to hold your yarn no matter what you've heard. Yes, there are "proper" ways that aim to help you keep a steady tension but ultimately if it doesn't feel right your stitches will end up uneven anyways. What will work best is what feels most comfortable to you.
It's easier than casting on, right? Leave a comment below and let us know how you did or give us a shout out @tinselmint on twitter. Be sure to follow our YouTube channel and be the first to see our next how to video on purling!