Top 3 knitting videos for beginners

If you’re just starting out in knitting there’s no better place than YouTube to find great knitting and crafts tutorials. Honestly, it’s far easier to get into this hobby now than it was 15 years ago thanks the internet and sites like YouTube.

Anyway the next 5 videos are some of the best videos I’ve found. They’re the ones I recommend that beginners watch before buying any knitting equipment or materials. So, let’s now take a look at some of the best online videos that can help you and your craft.

This is a great video by Expression Fiber Arts. It show you basic techniques like working a slip knot, cast on, work the knit stitch, and the bind off. Also, has a couple of nice links on how to knit a useful scarf – which is handy now winter is approaching.

This is part 1 of a three part series of beginners guides to knitting. Each video is around 45 minutes long which makes this series more of a film about knitting. There’s certainly enough here to get you started.

This video covers approaches like Long Tail Cast method, Knit stitch (English and Continental Method) and it has suggestions on how to hold and tension the yarn.

If you’re looking to knit, purl, bind off, cast of and check your gauge, then check out this cracking video by GoodKnitKisses.

This is also a great video as it has closed captions which really helps. Also, this knitting tutorial goes at nice pace too.

And that’s it

These are 3 of the best video that I personally think can help people looking to start this craft. Watch those video and you’ ll be off to a great head start and they should help you when it comes to buying equipment and materials.

If you have any questions please feel free to post a comment below and I’ll be happy to answer anything.

What is Row in Knitting

A knitting job requires commitment and concentration. Understanding your stitches by discovering a knit pitched against a purl stitch is effective showing your location in a stitch structure.

There are many tools out there to help us keep an eye on our rows. Row counters put on your needle or have to be clicked, and where pegs are shifted, there are counting boards showing what row to work on. A simple hash mark on a small piece of paper is effective, but in case you forget to mark the paper, move the click or peg the counter to the next number

Figuring out your stitches is the ability to count your rows without a counter. The ultimate way to count number stitches is by first finding out a stitch and then having the ability to count stitches along, which will reveal just how many rows we’ve done and what row we have to work next.

Here are some of the ways to count rows in different types of stitches;

Counting Rows in Stockinette Stitch

Here’s a good video about the Stockinette Stitch…

A Stockinette stitch is knitted mostly on the right side of the fabric when someone is working on a flat piece or in times when purled on the wrong side.

Identify a stitch knit and stare closely at the right side of your Stockinette stitch and you will notice a knit stitch having a “V” design.   This helps in counting your rows.

During the counting of rows from the start of a piece, counting the row as a row of knitting is unnecessary. The stitches on the needle also count as rows. You should outline the stitches that we need to count.

Stockinette stitch on the right side, usually the knit side, is very easy to see. A reverse Stockinette is sometimes required. This is, however, the same, although the purl positioned on the right side. If you find difficulty in counting rows in a reverse Stockinette stitch, count them from the back since the fabric is Stockinette stitch making it easy.

Counting Rows in Garter Stitch

Here’s a good video on what I’m going to talk about next…

DROPS Knitting Tutorial: How to work garter stitch from Garnstudio Drops design on Vimeo.

The simplest knit pattern is then Garter stitch. This is because every row of this stitch is knit. In this type, counting rows like in the Stockinette stitch is not done since both sides are composed of ridges where the ‘V’ designs are invisible.

The most appropriate way to count rows in garter stitch is to count the ridges on the front and add them to the ridges on the back to determine the number of rows that you have worked on.

After you have learned how to identify and count rows, you can use a detachable knit marker or safety green to mark an individual row. Then, as you are working up, you can just total from that row you have marked.

This is particularly useful for cable habits where the twist of the cable makes it challenging to know just how many rows have recently been done considering that the last cable television was worked. Here’s a great tip to continue to keep track of your cable lanes. After you have proved helpful a cable, place a marker or safety green on one of the stitches of the wire when that row is done.