HOW TO KNIT STITCH ► Day 7 Absolute Beginner Knitting Series


It’s time to learn the KNIT STITCH. Hi, Guys, I’m Kristen and Welcome to Studio
Knit. Today is the big one! We’re actually going to knit, finally, right?!! I know, I hope that the information leading
up to this point has been very helpful. And now we’re finally getting into the meat
of it. You are going to KNIT. So, you have your Tools, you’ve created your
Slip Knot, and you’re raring to go. So let’s do this together. I encourage you to first watch, and then do. And you know, with the power of video and
pausing, you can go back and forth, but we’re going to try to do this really slowly so you
don’t have to be pausing so much because I want your hands to be focused on your knitting
needles because that’s what we’re doing, we’re knitting, right? Okay, let’s get started, here we go! In this Knitting Series, I am teaching the
American Method of Knitting, it’s also called the English Method. There is another way to knit you may come
across called the Continental Method. Since I am an American, and this is the technique
I use while teaching all of my knitting tutorials, this series will only use the American method
of knitting. All of my videos teach how to knit right-handed. Sorry, lefties! Creating a Knitting Swatch. In this Series, we will be knitting up a little
sample swatch. We’ll focus on enjoying the process of knitting. Knitting for Knitting’s Sake, as it were. I encourage each individual knitter to develop
at your own pace, finish your knitted swatch when you are ready to do so, rather than furiously
knitting a specified number of rows to keep up with the rest of your fellow Studio Knitters. In Weeks 3 and 4, I will be sharing many cute
Beginning Knitting patterns and projects that you’ll be ready to tackle at the end of
this Series. Before we begin knitting, first take your
yarn and create a Slip Knot from earlier this week and then Cast On your stitches, I’m recommending
20 stitches, onto one knitting needle using the long-tail cast on method. I encourage you to watch me do the knit stitch
one time and then after that we’ll do it together. Hold the knitting needle with the cast on
stitches in your left hand. Hold the knitting needle without any stitches
in your right hand. And I’m just skootching my stitches up toward
the point my left needle here to help me get ready to knit. Make sure your yarn is behind your needles. Step one, insert your right knitting needle
into the front of the first stitch. You’ll insert your needle to the left of
that stitch and then through it. Your right knitting needle will be underneath
your left needle in sort of a criss cross. STEP 2. Wrap your yarn around your right needle from
back to front, so that it rests between the two needles. STEP 3. Slide the right needle down and bring its
point forward through the stitch, bringing the yarn with it. STEP 4. Slip the old stitch off the left needle. Make sure you only slip that one stitch off
of the needle, don’t let any of the others off the needle yet. Now the new stitch is on your right needle. Oh and before you grab those knitting needles,
do me a favor, LIKE UP this video if you are enjoying your absolute beginner knitting series. Thanks, guys, it really helps me out. So now let’s do it together. Step one, make sure that you’re holding the
knitting needle with the cast on stitches in your left hand and the knitting needle
without any stitches on it is in your right hand. Make sure that your yarn is behind those knitting
needles. Take your right needle and insert it into
the front of the first stitch. You’ll insert your needle to the left of that
stitch and through. I’m going to take mine out and do it one more
time and you can just keep your needle in if you did it the first time around. One more time. I’m taking the right needle into the left
of that stitch. I’m inserting the tip of my right needle into
that stitch and now my right knitting needle is underneath my left knitting needle. Okay, ready for step two. I like to, with my left hand, I like to sort
of hold onto both knitting needles at this point because we’re going to take our yarn
with our right hand, this is step two, and we are wrapping our yarn around the right
needle from the back in a counter clockwise motion to the front. So that it rests right between those two needles. I’m going to undo it and do it again for you
here. Step two is wrapping our yarn around the right
needle from the back to the front, so that it rests between the two needles. Okay, step three is slide the right needle
down and bring the point forward through the stitch, bring the yarn with it. I’m going to undo it and do that one more
time for you. Step three is sliding the right needle down
underneath the left needle and bringing your yarn with it. Now right there is our little stitch. Step four is slipping that old stitch off
the left needle. And make sure you only slip that one stitch. Awesome! Okay. Now the new stitch is on your right needle. And you are ready to continue knitting the
entire row. That little yarn tail sometimes likes to hop
around, just get him under control keep him in the back there. Again, your working yarn that’s in your right
hand right there, is what you will be knitting with. And let’s do this again. Step one our right needle is going to go into
the front of that stitch, we take our yarn around, that’s step 2, now step three is sliding
it down bring the point forward, bring the yarn with it, and step four that stitch right
there slides off the left needle. And we have our second stitch. Let’s do this one more time together. Okay, step one, is taking the right needle
into that stitch, step two bring your yarn around resting between the two needles, step
three bring the yarn through and step four is taking the stitch off your left needle. Great. Continue knitting your entire row. Repeat these four steps for each stitch on
your left needle. At the end of the row, all the new stitches
are on your right needle now and your left knitting needle is empty. So then it’s time to knit more rows. Simply switch your knitting needles in your
hands so that the empty needle is in your right hand. Continue knitting each stitch on your needle,
switching your knitting needles at the end of every row. Action Item of the Day! Keep Knitting! Keep knitting the knit stitch row after row. There’s no limit to how much you should
knit, just keep knitting and proudly watch your knitted swatch grow. Tomorrow in Day 8, it will be a lot easier,
we are just going to sit back and take a closer look at the difference between a knit stitch
and a knit row. And now you can check off in your knitting
series planner. And if you still need to complete your knitting
tools haul, I do have a link in the description below on where you can purchase some inexpensive
knitting tools online. So how’d that go, guys? Let me know down in the comments below. Do you feel like you’ve finally are a knitter? Like, the light has come on and now you know
how to knit and now the world is totally open to all kinds of possibilities? That’s my hope. So let me know down in the comments below
how it’s going, make sure, if you’re not already, to please subscribe to Studio Knit. And join my mailing list, that’s a great way
for me to communicatied with you one on one. If you haven’t yet, what else do you need
to do? Watch more videos! Okay, there’s some here, some in the description
below, lots of playlists here on Studio Knit and I’ll see you next time, guys! Bye!

87 thoughts on “HOW TO KNIT STITCH ► Day 7 Absolute Beginner Knitting Series

  • Big hello to my #EarlySquad! Now that you've Cast On, the Knit Stitch is going to be super easy for you. Have fun knitting up your swatch!

  • Thank you
    I enjoy your videos very much. Your demonstrations are great and carefully shown. it is great that you repeat the information a few times slowly giving all of us the needed time to learn.

  • Three cheers for all the new knitters! Keep practicing! Watch your tension or how tightly you're holding your yarn as you knit. 😉Sometimes if you hold your yarn too tight it makes the stitches too tight and you will have trouble sliding them off your needles. I speak from experience years ago! 🙄 Good luck! Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting! Happy Knitting!

  • When i am using a bigger needle, the end stitches are never as tight (same size) as the middle stitches. What am i doing wrong?

  • Hi Christin hope ya well hun by any chance are u on facebook xx if so could I add you I say who I am in not fake or spam love Varner xxxx

  • Great tutorial i learnt to knit when i was a little girl my Nanna taught me. She passed away when i was about 9 and here i am today relearning how to knit to make a blanket for my baby girl when she arrives soon as i'm 35 and a half weeks pregnant on maternity leave. Thank you for your help learning how to knit.

  • I started teaching myself to knit from assorted videos in January – piecing bits and bobs together until I figured things out. What's GREAT about this course is its step-by-step progression, its pace, and those wonderful close-ups of what to do with hands and fingers. It makes it so easy to see exactly what's happening and how I can improve.
    I'm thoroughly enjoying watching the videos each morning and looking forward to putting the lessons into practice each evening.
    Thanks!!

  • Im taking a knitting class at my school i already casted on but i am watching how to do the knit stich so i can impress my kniitting teacher

  • I have been knitting ambidextrously (right to left and then left back to the right and so on) and not switching the empty needle back to the right hand. I only just realized that I should or even could just switch the empty needle to my dominant hand. How does not switching the needle back to the right to continually knit right to left affect the project?

  • Ive watched so many of them and never understood where/how to use that second needle. I only watched ur vid once I knew exactly how to do it. And a round of applause to u for talking about how to move onto the next row cause no one else did it. Thxs soooo much

  • I definitely appreciate the way you explain everything. I'm a beginner so the way you explain everything helps me out a lot. Thank you 😀

  • I have been toying with knitting an struggling to learn for awhile. I can crochet like nobody's business but knitting was just harder for me. I want to say thank you for your beginner videos!! I am knitting and keeping great tension!! Thanks so very much.

  • Help!!!! Brilliant video I'm a total novice (and a man) my doctor recommended knitting to keep my fingers moving as I have arthritis in my hands. I've got steps 1,2,3 but step 4 is what I can't get I've looked at others on YouTube I know there are several different methods of knit stitch American continental I prefer the American method but I can't get past step 3 I can't see where I pick up the new stitch from. I've practiced for days on and off but I just end up with a knot that not a knot and falls off the right needle or I end up with my working yarn at the rear of the the right needle !!! Any suggestions gratefully appreciated-Matt

  • hello, I am a self taught knitter and I have a habit of knitting only in the back loop when I am doing the knit stitch I really can't seem to understand what is the difference between knitting in the front or in the back loop, is there any ?

  • I have so much wool at home and I really wanted to know how to knit so i searched it up and you have really helped me! thnx xx

  • Hello, im not sure if anyone you would read this being that this video was almost made a year ago, but im struggling with at the end of the row, the last stitch as when I finally add it to my right needle, I get this gapping bit of thread. I tug it but it ends up as two stitches when it only should be one. Please help me out of this situation. Thank you.

  • Thank you so much for your learning to knit vids, I'm doing gish and needed to learn to do something I wish I could do and here I am knitting away so again Thank you 😘 for your easy explanation vids #Gish

  • Quick question, what yarn do you use in this video? The yarn I used was size 4 worsted cotton, and it doesn’t have near as much elasticity as yours does. 3:

  • I watched a Hobby Lobby video last night and it got me started but I can honestly say I credit you with my knitting skills I watched your videos today and by the end of the night I was able to knit. Thanks for your videos couldn't have done it without you.

  • So helpful I just started knitting class today and I am trying to make myself a scarf 🧣 thanks so much for the help

  • So I got the knit stitch down, I just find the loops getting too tight the farther I get so I can't put my needle through it. How can I prevent that from happening?

  • Hi could you share what size needle n yarn you use in your teaching videos to beginners thanx looking forward in learning…thank you..

  • I’ve been crocheting for years. I always wanted to learn to knit, but it seemed extremely difficult. These videos are amazing and I’m actually learning to knit. Thank you!

  • So you don't show which end of the yarn is in your index finger and which end is in the pinky and thumb side. Which is the tail and which leads to the ball??

  • I have a question. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but at the end of knitting the first row, and starting on the next, I can't the correct stitch from the slip knot, which is now at the start of my needle. My yarn isn't in the right place, and I can't figure out what I did wrong, if I did something wrong, and it's making me frustrated. Is there a special way you're supposed to knit with the slipknot on the end like that??

  • Is there a difference in which way that you place the yarn between the needles while making a stitch? I see that you put it behind and around the right needle, and I have just been placing it in between and around the right needle. Is that wrong?

  • I’ve watched about 10 videos. And I finally came across you!!!! You are AMAZING!!! Thank you so so much!!!!!!! I got the knit stitch after practicing it 3 times thanks to you

  • In know this might sound stupid but can Canadians do the American stitch? I know we wear in northern America so can we? Lol it sounds so dumb. Hope in learn something

  • I used to be able to do this for the life of me I cannot do the knit stitch it keeps falling apart. So frustrating

  • My stitches keep multiplying I started with 20 and after a few rows I know I have way more. Am I not starting the new row properly? Is there a video about this? I don't seem to understand the terminology enough to have a text thread fix it…

  • Thank you so much I finally understand and I pray that you and your shop shall go all around the world

  • ok ok i need help. basically i can do the first row….but the second row NEVER WORKS like it's stuck or something 🙁

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