How to Knit – Knit Stitch Beginner (with closed Captions CC)

Hello and welcome back to GoodKnitKisses
I’m your host Kristen and today we’re going to talk about the knit stitch on needles Let’s go ahead and get started be sure to check out the video for
casting on We’re going to insert our needle knit-wise into the first stitch which is underneath this loop here and we are going to yarn over pull through our loop with our right needle and then we’re gonna pull it off. I’m really exaggerating this, that’s really all that you are doing, Ok. So it’s not necessary for it to be that loose. This is just a demo. We’re gonna put our needle in knit-wise yarn over pull the loop through and pull off this left needle so just letting it drop off we’re transferring these loops over to here but when we yarn over it actually makes
a stitch for that row we’re gonna pull this through. So it’s just like casting on video except now are doing letting that loop drop-off. And don’t worry because you create
over here and the new stitch that’s yarning over this creates a stitch here Let’s try that again yarn over pull that loop through let it drop off put the needle in yarn over pull the loop through let it fall off If you can cast on twenty (20) stitches You’re going to get really good rhythm going before even having to turn your work oops now I’ve dropped it knit that over and i said another video i’m actually, I’d still consider myself a beginner needle knitter and that’s why I’m filming this right now because I want to show you can start at anyplace; at any point I don’t do as much needle knitting because I have carpel tunnel And it’s harder on my hands so I don’t do
as long but I’ve had people want me to do some
videos on it so we’re doing at the level that i can do no we’re worrying about and technique and
how to hold the yarn because you’ll find your own rhythm I’m going to take my work and turn it over insert needle knit-wise hold back the straggler piece if you
like yarn over pull that loop pull the other one off yarn over. knit. You can push these stitches up here. to make it easier on you just keep working these stitches over to the right needle now what this is doing is uh… you are turning your work every time so let’s say
you’re first row who was in the “knit” stitch The first row the Right Side (RS) and when you turn your work it makes it that
you’re working on the back side so if you continue the “knit stitch” it’s going to make a garter stitch
for you the BACK of the knit stitch is always a “purl” so if you do a knit stitch when your turn onto the back then a purl is going to be on the
was called the right side and if u keep turning your work you’re going to have a knit and a purl, and a knit and a purl (rows of) and that alternating rows creates a garter ridge/stitch in ‘loom’ knitting, if you are familiar with my channel, loom knitting in order to make a garter stitch row or ridge you actually changed to stitch it up the way you can
make it each row you have to physically make a purl stitch on the desired row (all work is the RS on a loom) but here we’ve done that made about a purl bump so here we’re gonna continue here again in order to make a knit fabric it’s all knit rows continuously if you’re doing a circular hat or something like that and continue with the knit stitch in the round then you’re going to continue toe get a knit stitch on the right side; but because we are turning our work you WILL have to learn how to make a
purl stitch on the needles in order to get a continuous knit stitch for flat panel So tune in to my next video and I will show
you how to make the purl stitch but for now I would
suggest that you knit at least four inches to show what this looks like. And as always with any knitting and loom knitting when you make a stitch and start learning You need to make at least a four-by-four (4″x4″ or 10cmx10cm)
swatch whenever you’re going to do something that requires gauge. We will
talk about that another time (see new video) but really to get a feel for it uh… you really need to keep going to
make a bigger piece and don’t worry if you’re stitches are wonky at first; you’re learning. and uh… your gauge isn’t gonna be as
even uh… you may find you knit to loose or to too tight you’ll get a rhythm and get better at it πŸ™‚ and the best 1st projects to do are and scarves because you just
keep knitting and you can learn how to continue doing the same
stitch over and over again and then you can do a pot holder but beware that if you use a cotton then it’s gonna be tighter so I
would suggest using a wool it is a lot easier to work with so I’m going to continue knitting I will see you back in a few minutes and you’ll
see what I’ve made. Pause your video to keep knitting and I’ll see you in a minute if you want to knit a few rows first. I wanted to show you more of what
this garter stitch looks like and that way you get a good idea it’s best to look at it after you’ve done
several rows of it um… not when you first started because the rows are skewed and if you spread out your stitches
you can because starts “growing” on you so we have a cast on row see this cast on edge here and then we have the first knit row here and this is a purl bump and then the next time we create our knit stitch and then a purl and then a knit & a purl it will create these ridges so this is a ridge. We’ve got four ridges that we’ve made this is the
last row here you see these purl bumps here? this is what purl bump it looks like so on this last row, I just now flipped
this over, but when I ended I was like this SO I did an knit stitch it’s it’s back here on the front side when i was over
here and then when i flip this around you can see the back and has a purl bump and is 17 stitches and
again this is a size US 15 needle and a super chunky yarn here so just wanted you to see what that
looks like and tune in for the next video on a
purl stitch Before I go I just want to show you whenever you see here tail on the left
side of the work then you’ll know that this is the
right-side that sounds funny that this is the correct side to look at and so on and on the tail is
on the left it this is the correct side to look at him when he gets flipped over
the tail will be on the right and it will be that backside and the way to remember is whenever
you’re casting on, this tail kept moving to the left so when I casted on, all these
stitches kept growing and growing and then it’s on the left. And then when you started your first row and you start all these knits here your tail
remains on the left when you turn on the back side the tail ends up on this side over here so just wanted to point that out thanks for joining me at GoodKnitKisses
and stay tuned for the next videos on purling, bind off and more Happy Knitting!

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