Knitting Basics

So you’ve picked your yarn and now you need to learn how to actually begin. Below you will find all the stitches you’ll need to know to begin and advance in knitting, some of which, I have included left-handed versions as well. I have included how to cast on your stitches onto your needle as well as some helpful tips and tricks that will help you on your way.

Casting On

Casting Off (Binding off)

Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch

Slip Stitch

Decreasing Stitches
Slip Slip Knit (or Purl) – SSK or SSP

Pass Slip Stitch Over – PSSO

Knit/Purl 2 together – K2tog or P2tog

Increasing Stitches
Yarn Forward/Back/Over – yf/yb/yo

Knit Front and Back – kfb

Make 1 – M1/M1L/M1R

Knitting TRICKS

Tricks Here

More stitches to come… If there is a technique or method that you need help with, that I have not mentioned above, please email me using the contact page.