If you want to master the basic technique how to knit , then these tips will be helpful. At first, you need to choose the scheme, knitting needles, yarn, and then start toknit.
Needles are distinguished by numbers; their number is determined by the needle thickness (diameter) in millimeters. For example, needle number 1 has thickness of 1 mm.
Thickness of the needles, as a rule, should be twice as much as thickness of the yarn toknit. In most
cases, knitting needles are straight, but sometimes, while knitting skirts, blouses and some other things, circular knitting needles are used. Gloves, mittens, socks are knitted using five needles.
Basic Technique ofKnitting
The end of the chosen thread must be held in the palm of your left hand. It should go to index finger and loop the thumb.
For setting the loops of the initial knitting stitches two needles are added together, their ends should be put into the loop on the thumb, grab the thread lying on your index finger, and pull it into the loop on the thumb. Then the knitted loop is removed from the thumb and tightened with the thumb and the index finger of your left hand. It’s the first loop.
The second and all the following loops are made in the same manner.
When the desired number of loops for the initialknitting stitchesis ready, one of the needles is removed.
The initial number of loops is made by two needles so that the loops should be loose. This makes knitting of the first row easier.While making knitting stitches the first loop is always taken off unknitted with the right needle.
Types ofKnitting Stitches
Faceknitting stitchescan be 2 kinds:
1.Knitted with a back part of the loop.
2.Knitted with a face part of the loop.
|When knitting the face loop of the rear thread, the end of the right needle is put into the loop on the left hand from right to left, taking the thread on the index finger of the left hand and pulling the loop, which is on the right needle. So youknitto the end of the row.|
|When knitting the face loop of the front thread the end of the right needle should be put into the left needle loop from left to right, taking the thread on the index finger of the left hand and pulling the loop.|
Thebasic techniqueof back loop knitting can also be 2 kinds:
|1.In the first case, the right-hand end of the needle should be put into the loop on the left side knitting needle towards inside, taking the thread which is in front of the needle, and pulling out the loop.|
|2.In the second case, the right end of the needle should be put into the inside loop, by the thread, which is on the index finger of your left hand, as if making a circle with the right needle up from the bottom pulling out a loop.|
Basic Technique How toKnit the Edge
If the last loop is knitted in face, and the first edge loop is not knitted at all, (this thread runs over the top, in front of the cloth), then we are having a smooth chain-like edge.
|If the first loop of each row is unknitted but just pulled out (in this case, the thread is at the bottom), and the last loop is knitted in face, we will have the edge with knots.|
Basic Techniquefor Fixing the LastKnit
To finish the knitting pattern, you should be able to fix the loop of the last row. You canknitthe final loops from the face or back side of the cloth.
At the beginning of the face rowknitthe edge loop together with the first face of the lower stitches.
As a result one loop is formed on the right needle. Put it back to left needle, and knit it again with the following loop. You should repeat it as long as it is needed until you finish all the loops of the last row. You will have braid-like knitting from the top. Pull the thread through the last loop, cut it off and fasten it.
Once you have mastered all techniques, you will be proud of your knitting skills and enjoy the thing you managed toknit.