Happy New Year!
If you have ever wanted to learn to knit, or if you have friends or family that would like to learn how to knit, I have a brand new video aimed at absolute beginners out on YouTube TODAY!
Materials you will need: Wood or Bamboo straight needles, about 10″ long, in size US 8, 9, or 10. AND Worsted weight (#4) wool or wool blend yarn, in a light color.
Give yourself time and patience, you will be learning a new skill! It will take time and practice for it to feel comfortable.
00:58 Knitting Needle Types
01:36 Knitting Needle Materials
02:18 Needle Sizes
03:08 My Needle Recommendation
03:15 Yarn Weights
04:17 Fiber Types
04:57 Yarn Balls versus Skeins
05:44 Ready to Knit!
05:51 Slip Knot
06:32 Casting On (Knitted Cast On)
13:00 How to hold the yarn and needles
14:36 The Knit Stitch
20:14 The Purl Stitch
25:08 Combining Knit and Purl
29:23 Some Tips
31:23 Keep Going!!
31:59 Binding Off
I hope you find this video helpful — either for yourself or to forward to a friend or loved one — and that you learn to enjoy this awesome handcraft as much as I do! If you find it helpful, please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Happy Knitting, and Happy New Year!