Dear new knitter - welcome!
On this page you can find all our how to video tutorials about knitting and different tutorials on knitting techniques. These are meant for the new knitter, who would like to learn how to knit. This means that you will be able to find video guides for all basic knitting techniques, such as casting on, how to knit, purl, make increases, decreases etc. All videos are also available on YouTube under Önling's knitting channel
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Our aim is to make it easy and fun to learn how to knit and that's why we have also developed a series of Easy Peasy knitting patterns for beginners, made a number of blogs on the subject with tips and tricks for new knitters etc. Find it all under the header 'Learn how to knit' right here
Video tutorials for new knitters:
How do you cast on?
In this video tutorial we show you the very first step of learning to knit; ie the essential technique for casting on. You can read about casting on here
How do you knit (stockinette stitches)?
With this video tutorial you can learn the one of the most basic and most used technique, which is knitting stockinette stitches. You can read more about knitting stockinette here
How do you purl?
In this video tutorial you can get an answer to one of the most asked questions among new knitters - how do you purl? It can be a little tricky at first, but once you master knitting and purling, a whole new world of knitting opens up to you! Read more about purling here
Join to knit in the round:
Once you have cast on a circular needle, you need to know how to join to knit in the round. In this video tutorial we show you how to join your work after the very first row, ton knit in the round.
ktbl - Knit through back loop:
It is not difficult to knit through back loop (ktbl), but you probably need to try the technique a couple of times before it sticks. In this video tutorial, you can learn how to knit through back loop
ptbl - purl through back loop:
You only need to try it a couple of times before you can master the technique of purling through back loop (ptbl). In this video tutorial we will show you how the ptbl technique works
Knit 2 stitches together:
In this video tutorial we show you how to knit 2 stitches together to make a decrease. The techniques is often shortened as k 2 tog.
Purl 2 together:
In the video tutorial above, we show you how to purl 2 stitches together, in order to make a decrease. This technique is often abbreviated as p 2 tog
K2Tog TBL - Knit 2 together through back loop:
When you meet the abbreviation K2TOG TBL in your knitting pattern, it simply means you need to knit 2 stitches together through back loop. It sounds way more complicated than it is - and in this video tutorial we show you how to do it.
P2Tog TBL - Purl 2 together through back loop:
When you meet the abbreviation P2Tog TBL in your knitting pattern, it means that you need to purl 2 stitches together through back loop. It is not the easiest technique to master, and luckily it is not that used. In the video tutorial above, we show you how to master this technique.
m1r - make one right (leaning stitch):
In this video tutorial we show you how to make an increase that leans to the right. It is called make one right leaning stitch (shortened to m1r) and is e.g. often used in connection with raglan increases.
m1l - make one left (leaning stitch):
In this video tutorial we show you how to make an increase that leans to the left. It is called make one left leaning stitch (shortened to m1l) and is often used in connection with raglan increases.
Make 2 sts in 1 sts:
In this video tutorial we show you how to make an increase by knitting 2 stitches in 1 stitch.
Yarn over button hole:
In this video tutorial you can learn how to make a button hole in your knitting using a yarn over. It is one of the most easy ways to make button holes!
Put stitches on hold on stitch wire:
In this video tutorial we show you how to put stitches to rest on a stitch wire, for example sleeve stitches. This is an easy way to put your stitches on hold and we think a stitch wire is essential to your knitting project.
Tips for how to put stitches on and off a stitch wire :
In this video tutorial we show you the most essential tips on how to slip stitches onto and off a stitch wire. Stitch wires is a practical and indispensable tool for putting stitches on hold.
Cast on new stitches under sleeve:
In this video tutorial we show you how to cast on new sts to get a gap free sweater sleeve.
Bind off your knitting:
In this video tutorial you can learn how to bind off your knitting in garter stitches, which is the easiest way to bind off and a good beginner technique.
In this video tutorial you learn how to make an elastic bind-off for a stretchy edge (perfect e.g. for lacy shawl edges where you need extra stretch). This technique is based on first knitting 2 sts, and then knitting them together through their back loops.
More videos and tips on knitting techniques
Above we have made most of our knitting tutorials on how to knit the most basic techniques available. If you want to see more videos and learn more exciting knitting techniques, then you can subscribe to our channel on YouTube, you can find us under the name 'Önling Knit', or watch more videos here.
Find your first knitting project
Now that you have learned the most basic knitting techniques, there is a whole world of exciting knitting projects waiting for you. So which project should you choose to begin with? We have written a blog post about choosing a 'Good beginner knitting project' here. And we have selected and collected both knitting patterns for beginners and beginner knitting kits with yarn and pattern, so you can easily find a knitting project that is both beginner-friendly and beautiful. If you already know what you want to knit, we have collected beginner patterns for the most popular categories, e.g. "Knit a vest for beginners" and 'Baby knits for beginners'. Whatever you choose, we wish you a lot of fun with your knitting, and hope you will share your knitting passion with us, e.g. on Instagram.