Knitting for beginners – knit stitch

So now you have learned how to cast on, how do you start creating your first piece of knitting?

The next stage is to learn the basic knitting stitch

Here are some step by step instructions to guide you on your way 🙂

knit stitch tutorial beginner step 1

Push the right hand needle through the first loop and behind the left hand needle

knit stitch tutorial step 2

Ensure the yarn is at the rear of the needles

knit stitch tutorial beginner step 2b

Wind the yarn round the rear (right hand) needle in an anti-clockwise direction

knit stitch tutorial beginner step 3

Catching the yarn with the right needle, pull a loop of the yarn through the first stitch, bringing the right needle in front of the left needle. You will end up with a loop on the right needle and all the stitches on the left needle

knit stitch tutorial step 4

Now pull only the top stitch off the left needle by pulling on the right needle

Repeat the above steps for each stitch on the left hand needle. Here is a picture of what your work will look like after knitting your first two stitches

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