A selection of craft information for artisans of the HFS.


    Basic Knitting

    Share

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 81
    Join date : 2011-05-30

    Basic Knitting

    Post  Admin on Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:01 am

    Basic
    Knitting Instructions


    The
    instructions below will show you how to cast on and to make a knit
    stitch,
    also known as garter stitch.

    What
    you need:

    Yarns
    Ball of double knitting wool or cotton.

    Needles
    1 pair of 4mm (No.Cool knitting needles



    Casting
    On
    Step
    1:

    Make
    a slip knot on the shaft of one needle.
    This counts as your first stitch.
    Step
    2:
    Place this
    needle in left hand.
    Hold other needle in right hand to control the yarn.
    Insert point of right needle,
    from front to back, into the
    slip knot and under the left needle.
    Step
    3:
    Hold left needle
    still in left hand, and move left
    fingers over to brace right needle.
    Step
    4:
    With right
    index finger, pick up the yarn from the ball.
    Step
    5:
    Release right
    hand’s grip on the needle, and use index
    finger to bring yarn under and over the point of right needle.
    Step
    6:
    Return right
    fingers to right needle,
    and draw yarn through stitch with point of right needle.
    Step
    7:
    Slide point
    of left needle into back of new stitch,
    then remove right
    needle.
    Step
    8:
    Pull ball yarn
    gently to make the stitch fit snuggly
    on needle.
    You have now made one stitch (called casting on),
    and there are two stitches on left needle.
    Step
    9:
    Insert
    point of right needle, from front to back, into stitch just made, and
    under left needle.

    Repeat Steps 5 through 9 until you have 30 stitches on the left needle.
    This completes the cast-on row.

    First
    Knit Row



    Step
    1:

    Hold needle with stitches in left hand; insert point of right needle
    in first stitch, from front to back, just as in casting on.
    Step
    2:

    With right index finger, bring yarn from ball under and over point of
    right needle.
    Step
    3:

    Draw yarn through stitch with right needle point.
    Step
    4:

    This step now differs from casting on: Slip loop on left needle off,
    so new stitch is entirely on right needle.
    This
    completes one knit stitch. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 in each stitch still
    on left needle. When the last stitch is worked, one row of knitting
    is completed.
    Begin next knit row as follows: turn right needle and hold it now in
    left hand. With free needle in right hand, work Steps 1 through 4 of
    First Knit Row in each stitch. Again take needle with stitches in left
    hand, and work another row of knit stitches. Work rows of knit stitches
    until desired length.
    When
    it is at your desired length, cast off all the stitches.
    Casting
    Off
    Step
    1:

    Knit the first 2 stitches; insert left needle into stitch you knitted
    first, and pull it over the second stitch and completely off the needle.

    One stitch
    is now casted off.
    Step
    2:

    Knit one more stitch, insert left needle into first stitch on right
    needle, and pull it over the new stitch and completely off the needle.
    Another stitch is casted off; don’t work too tightly.

    Repeat Step
    2 until one stitch remains; now cut yarn from skein, leaving a 5cm end.
    With needle draw end up and through last stitch to secure it. Thread
    yarn end into yarn needle and weave end into several stitches to secure
    it.

      Current date/time is Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:09 am