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Learn The Art Of Knitting With @stylonylon

Hello! My name’s Julia and I run the blog Stylonylon.com. I’ve recently got back into knitting in quite a serious way and have been enjoying sharing my progress and creations over on Instagram (@stylonylon). Having recently moved on from making socks (yes, I once took a night class!) to jumpers, I’ve been delighted to discover how easy sweater knitting can be!

But I’m getting ahead of myself! Today, I just want to help any beginners out there get started with a simple cast on method and the basic knit stitch. With these two techniques you can get started on a scarf, a snood or even a blanket.

I am using 8mm needles (straight or circular are fine!) and Petite Wool from We Are Knitters.

So let’s get started!

 

Casting On

Create a loop knot with a 4-inch tail and slip it over one needle.

Take the right-hand needle and slip it in, poking out behind.

 

Wrap your yarn around back to front (in an anti-clockwise motion), bringing the yarn in between the needles.

 

Pull the yarn through (back to front) up and off the left-hand needle.

Put the loop you've created back onto the left-hand needle.

You now have a stitch! Repeat these steps until you have as many stitches as you need.

 

Knit Stitch (you actually already know how to do this now having cast on!)

Take the right-hand needle and slip it in, poking out behind.

Wrap your yarn around back to front (anti-clockwise motion).

Pull the yarn through (back to front) up and off the left-hand needle.

You’ve knitted a stitch! Repeat to the end of the row.

Good luck!

 

Read our Q&A with Julia here

 

See below for more knitting resources:

Wool and the Gang

Purl Soho

Ravelry

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