MAKING KNITTING EASY

NEW TO KNITTING?

Description

MillaMia will be publishing our own beginners knitting book 'Making Knitting Easy' in the New Year - full of guides, tips, hints and tools to help you learn to knit or improve your knitting.

If you want to get started earlier however, take a look at any of the following links that will soon help you to master the basics and tackle any of the projects in our knitting kits. If your computer does not allow pop up windows from links try holding the 'control' key down while you click on the links below.

Getting started

GETTING STARTED:

Casting on
www.knitting.about.com
www.knittinghelp.com

Knit stitch
www.learn2knit.co.uk
www.youtube.com

Purl stitch
www.learn2knit.co.uk (scroll halfway down the page)
www.youtube.com

Slip stitch
To slip a stitch you literally pass it from one needle to the other rather than knitting it, i.e. is you 'slip' it from the left hand needle to the right.
www.wonderhowto.com

Knitted fabric

Using a combination of the two basic stitches (knit and purl), you can create any of the following types of knitted fabric:

Garter stitch
www.youtube.com
home.howstuffworks.com

Stocking stitch
(also known as 'stockinette stitch' in American)
home.howstuffworks.com
www.youtube.com

Moss stitch (also known as 'seed stitch' in American)
www.vimeo.com
www.knittingonthenet.com
www.youtube.com

Rib stitch
The main thing to remember with ribbing is that knitted stitches are above knitted stitches and purled stitches are above purled stitches.
www.learn2knit.co.uk
www.ehow.com

Working with colour

Horizontal colour stripes
www.ehow.com
www.youtube.com

Vertical colour stripes
Basically you use what is called the 'intarsia' method of knitting to create these columns of colour, where you use separate balls (or bits of a ball) of yarn for each bit of colour required.
www.purlbee.com

Finishing off your work

Casting off (also known as 'binding off' in American)
www.stitchdiva.com
www.youtube.com

Sewing in ends
www.ehow.com

Correcting mistakes - how to pick up a dropped stitch
www.dummies.com