Learning how to knit
Always wanted to learn how to knit? All you need is a pair of needles, some yarn, and the instructions in this blog post. You’ll be working on your first scarf or blanket in no time! Our conclusion is that learning to knit is not difficult and it comes with a lot of bonuses. Knitting puts your hands and mind at work at the same time, leading to a state of Zen. And last but not least: knitting is super satisfactory: once you have completed your first knitting project, you will glow with pride! Hoooked Zpagetti recycled T-shirt yarns and RibbonXL are super bulky and will create great results in a short time frame.
Once you have mastered holding your knitting needles and you have learned how to knit the basics, such as: casting on, knitting, purling and casting off, you have become a member of the worldwide knitting community. So get started and learn how to knit! On our website you can find various super-fast knitting patterns. With these knitting patterns, you will be able to knit a beautiful baby sweater, baby mittens, a scarf or a giant pouf- just to name a few knitting projects.
The basics of knitting
If you’re excited about learning to knit, you might want to get started on a jumper straight away, or a multi-coloured project. You’ll be able to make projects like that soon enough, but it’s better to start with something simple to get the hang of basic knitting techniques. A scarf is a long straight piece of knitting which is ideal to practice your knitting techniques, and if your tension (gauge) tightens up, it will not show very much.
Getting started: how to cast on
When a knitting pattern tells you to ‘cast on’, it means adding stitches to your needle to get started! There are many ways to cast on knitting stitches, but the way we demonstrate here is nice and easy: