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Knitting Foundations

Beginning Knitting Part II – Week 1 – April 23rd

Greetings again – it was nice to see your progress in class today,

For a review of the techniques we covered in Beginning Knitting Part I:

Long Tail Cast-on – YouTube – Knitting – Long-Tail Cast-on

The knit stitch – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: THE KNIT STITCH VIDEO

The Purl Stitch – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: THE PURL STITCH VIDEO

The Stockinette Stitch – YouTube – STOCKINETTE STITCH

The Garter Stitch – YouTube – THE GARTER STITCH

Binding off (aka casting off) on a knit row – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: BINDING OFF KNIT VIDEO

Per request here is a link to the Craft Yarn Council’s Knitting Abbreviations Master List – http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/knit.html

And Knit Chat Symbols (we will discuss this next week) – http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/chart_knit.html

And for a little humor! – http://theyarnability.blogspot.com/2008/09/definitions-of-knitting.html

Next week we will cover a variety of topics – for a preview of a couple of them:

Knitting On Circular Needles – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES VIDEO

Knit Two Purl Two Ribbing – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: RIBBING STITCH VIDEO

Binding off (aka casting off) on a purl row – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: BINDING OFF PURL VIDEO

Unraveling Your Work – YouTube – HOW TO UNRAVEL YARN METHOD ONEYouTube – HOW TO UNRAVEL YARN METHOD TWO

Fixing your knitting mistakes – the dropped stitch – YouTube – Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes – Dropped Stitch Rescue

See you in class next Saturday,

Happy knitting, Jessica

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