5 Basic Knitting Techniques

Oh hey beginners! Whether this is your first time or you’re coming out of a hiatus, the best place to refresh your knitting skills is at your favorite Local Yarn Shop. BUT if you’re in a pinch and want to get going ASAP (a feeling we can relate to) here are a few videos to help kick start your knitting.

We’ve collected a few our of basic knitting “How To’s” from our YouTube channel (you’re a subscriber right?) to have handy when you’re diving into that new knitting project. We highly recommend bookmarking this page šŸ˜‰

Casting on is the first thing you’ll want to review in order to get started with knitting. Above, we share two styles of casting on.

Knitting comprises of two stitches, knits and purls. Above we share how to knit using Contenental style, but always hold the yarn the way you feel is best! For those of you who need a refresher on purling, find that here.

One of the more popular increases we use in our Berroco patterns is the Lifted Increase. Above, we share how to make a Right Lifted and Left Lifted increase.

You can’t have increases without decreases! Here we share a few of our most common decreases. Don’t forget to check out Part 2 and Part 3.

Kitchener stitch is a wonderful skill to know and it’s invaluable when making socks or seamless shoulder seams.

Lastly, this is hands down our most popular video on our YouTube channel! Mattress stitch is used to seam garnments and blankets and is always a good thing to practice.

Now that you’ve seen these, grab a pattern and visit your favorite Berroco LYS today!

2 thoughts on “5 Basic Knitting Techniques

  1. I am not a new knitter. I just took a sabbatical from knitting to learn new techniques in fashion design. I, of course dove right in. I also weave and spin.
    I am currently knitting baby layettes for new family additions. I was excited to get your message, and I will follow you. Thank you! Webs. In Northampton is my favorite local yarn shop for Berroco products, I seem to be working on a lo

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