Welcome, Fibre Friend!

If you are a brand new knitter, I would like to welcome you to the wonderful world of fibre artistry available through this delightful craft! Knitting is both very simple and infinitely challenging, which is a wonderful combination, able to provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

With this tutorial, you will learn the basic steps of knitting, which boil down to two very simple stitches—knit and purl. All other knitting techniques are simply variations of these two stitches, so once you learn these, you will have a good start on your knitting journey.

Along with the basic stitches, there is also much to be learned about fibre properties, how to read a pattern, yarn weights, etc. This tutorial is meant to get you started without overwhelming you.

This tutorial can be used on its own, but it was designed to be a learning aid to be used with the Building Blocks Cowl/Hood pattern. The cowl is a perfect project for absolute to advanced beginners, as it is written with instructions that take multiple skill levels into account. You can purchase the pattern here or get it for free when you subscribe to my knitting newsletter.

In this course, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Choosing Yarn
  2. Choosing Needles
  3. How Knitting Works
  4. Holding Your Yarn, or Throwing Vs. Picking
  5. Making a Gauge Swatch
  6. Casting On
  7. Knitting in Continental Style
  8. Knitting in American/English Style
  9. Purling in Continental Style
  10. Purling in American/English Style
  11. Changing Skeins
  12. Binding Off
  13. A Beautiful Finish
  14. Reading Patterns
  15. Levelling Up
  16. The Knitting Community

This entire tutorial is available as a Printable PDF download.