Video Series: Learn To Knit

Posted on 15 February 2018

Hello there, new knitter friend! Want to learn how to knit from start to finish? We're here to help make it happen!

In this video series, our founder (and knitting pro) Brett Bara demonstrates the essential skills you need to start your first knitting project: casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off. 

Once you learn these basic knitting skills, you'll be on your way to making tons of projects, like these Fingerless Mitts For Newbies (get the free pattern here!) 

Ready to get knittin'? Grab some yarn and let's get started! 

PS: Not sure what kind of yarn to start with if you're a beginner? We recommend a bulky yarn, which makes it easy for newbies to see their stitches as they learn. In these videos, Brett is working with Wool and The Gang Big Sexy Wool, and size US 15 Clover knitting needles


Casting On

The very first step in knitting any project is casting on -- it's how you attach your yarn to your needles so you can actually start knitting. Watch this video to see how it's done.



Once you've cast on for your project, it's time to knit! The knit stitch is, of course, the most basic stitch in knitting... so pull up a chair and see how it's done! 



Once you've mastered the knit stitch, it's time to learn purling. Once you learn how to purl, you can combine knit stitches and purl stitches in tons of variations to make an infinite number of patterns and effects! It's magic, you guys! Watch this video to learn how to purl.


Casting Off

When your project is all done, the last step is casting off. Casting off binds off your stitches so they'll never unravel, and it's how you make your knitting project be officially done. It's super easy, so watch this video to learn how.


Did you find these videos helpful? We'd love to hear about it! Share what you make and tag us @brooklyncraftcompany and #brooklyncraftcompany so we can check out your pics! Happy knitting! 

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