Intro to Knitting
NEED-TO-KNOW BASICS
Knitters know that any time you take on a project, you'd better be ready to learn something new. That's just the way creativity works. And as a self-taught knitter, I've experienced my share of struggles over the years. (Why does stockinette curl like that? Why are my edges so sloppy when everyone else's seem so neat?) So, without further fuss, here are six top tips I wish I'd learned sooner.
by Terry Matz
Marie Kondo would probably approve of knitting. After all, you only need three simple things to do it: needles, a ball of yarn, and a pair of scissors. So minimalist!
by Ashley Little
We're on a mission to make you a knitter! From choosing needles and yarn, to casting on and making stitches, everything you need to know is right here.
Turn your inspiration into action. We'll show you how.
Watch + Learn
This is when the fun begins! Susan shares her tried-and-true method for getting your stitches onto your needles. Then cast on for your very first project: a pair of hand warmers.
In this lesson, you'll learn the English-style purl stitch. Then, explore a new stitch pattern, the stockinette stitch, by alternating rows of knits and purls.
Shaping opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities for your knitting. In this lesson, you'll practice basic increase and decrease stitches to make your knitting wider or narrower.
People may still be miffed at how Lost ended, or unsure of what the final scene of Mad Men really meant, but finishing up your knitting projects need not be so complicated. Just master this standard bind off technique and boom — you're done!
by Terry Matz
This super squishy cowl is perfect for practicing your basic knitting skills.
Your Next Project Is Here!
Build on your skills by working your next project: a striped pom-pom hat. Practice working in the round, knitting stripes, and using decreases to shape the top of your hat.
Start your knitting journey with a stunning success! Create a cute scarf as you learn the skills you need to go from cast-on to fabulous finish.
Caddy Melville Ledbetter
with Caddy Melville Ledbetter
First time knitting a sweater? We’ve got you covered.
Caddy Melville Ledbetter
with Caddy Melville Ledbetter
Get started on your cabled headband. Allyson walks you through the simple cable pattern and how to knit it. You'll practice changing colors and working from written instructions to complete your project.
Mistakes Happen, Don’t Give Up!
We hate to admit it, but what our parents said when we were kids is right: mistakes do help you learn. (The first time you add a cup of salt instead of sugar into a recipe is usually the last time, right?!)
by Ashley Little
Become a more confident, capable knitter as you learn to recognize and remedy any knitting mistake you make.
Ann Budd
with Ann Budd
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DO MORE IN KNITTING
Knitting is calming, creative, and easy! It’s even more enjoyable when you stitch along with your kids. Kristy Glass and her daughter, Olive, love knitting together. Follow along with them as they show you how to start knitting and make your first project, a magic “pouch of possibilities.” From casting on to binding off, they’ll guide you step by step — and have a few laughs along the way.
Kristy  Glass
with Kristy Glass
Don't just knit your first pairs of gloves and mittens — make them a rousing success! Learn all the steps you need to go from start to stunning finish.
Angela Tong
with Angela Tong
Increase knitting speed, bolster efficiency and ditch hand strain as you conquer Continental knitting for your best stitching yet.
Lorilee Beltman
with Lorilee Beltman
Select the perfect pattern and follow it with confidence! Learn how to read knitting patterns for cleaner, more accurate projects.
Kate Atherley
with Kate Atherley
Knitwear designer Stefanie Japel teaches you how to knit a sweater with adjustments to the bust, waist and hips to perfectly fit any body type.
Stefanie Japel
with Stefanie Japel
Do you suffer from second sock syndrome (when you knit one sock and never quite get around to finishing the second one)? You’re not alone. Join expert Kate Atherley and discover a more efficient way to knit socks so that when you’re done, you have two instead of one! Whether you prefer top-down or toe-up, you’ll learn how to knit two socks at the same time and modify any pattern for this time-saving method.
Kate Atherley
with Kate Atherley
Select the right technique for every step of your tricky projects.
Ann Budd
with Ann Budd
Improve your circular knitting with the magic loop technique.
Lorilee Beltman
with Lorilee Beltman
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