So I saw some awesome knitted projects on here, but couldn't understand it because of the knitting terms. I don't really know anything about basic knitting. If someone could put a tutorial or something on how to knit basics and key terms that would be great.
really we should put one up but anyway learning from a video is the best way to learn if you can't get someone to show you, you need to learn how to knit first and get that down and then learn how to purl.
http://uk.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+knit&search_type=&aq=f if none of those are any good then just google search it, it takes a few times for it to click.
I might make a video though
Cast on - you put loops onto the needle then knit them, this makes the first row
Bind/Cast off - this is when you finish a knitted peice, you knit two together and pass the 2nd stitch over the 1st.
k1 - knit 1
p1 - purl 1
k2tog - knit 2 together
it's best that you learn how to actually knit before learning the above, cuz it won't make sense unless you can knit really
Thanks, I need to get some supplies, I'll start looking right now!
Once you've been shown, it's easy to do a few basic things (if I can, anyone can). It's easier if someone can show you but I suppose if you don't know anyone a video is next best
The site <a href="http://www.yarnstandards.com/knit.html">http://www.yarnstandards.com/knit.html</a> lists about every knitting abbreviation. I've never seen half of them in any of the patterns I've used. When I first started, I wrote out the patterns in plain english until I got the hang of it. It's pretty easy to learn because the ones you really need show up in every pattern. Then once you start doing fitted knits or cabling, most patterns have their own glossaries. I'd start with scarves. All you need to know is how to cast on and the knit stitch (k), purl stitch (p), what the difference is between stockinette stitch (St st) and garter stitch. For me, the easiest cast on method is the long tail cast on. <a href="http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on">http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on</a> This site is awesome for videos. I highly recommend it. Also, if you're really interested in knitting, request an invite on Ravelry.com. Hope this helps!
I learnt from the books Stitch and Bitch, it really explains it well with pictures and written words, plus the projects in their books are totally cute!
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