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Knitting for beginners

When autumn and winter eventually arrive, it can be fun to take part in an activity that you can do and enjoy yourself on the dark evenings. Here, knitting is something that has become hugely popular, and more and more people are beginning to take part in the concept. It is cozy and fun, and so you have the opportunity to knit everything from cloths to clothes and decorations to the home, depending on what you are just for. Knitting is thus a way of expanding its creative abilities and horizons, and therefore it is only to embark on knitting. That way, you get a fun little project that will surely get some great things out, and that others with a guarantee will also get a lot of pleasure. However, knitting in the beginning may feel much harder than it is, and can quickly become a bit confused about materials and if you haven't tried it before. So it takes both patience and a little willpower if you really want to go in and knit some super nice things, but it is undoubtedly something that you can quickly learn if only one has the patience with him. Fortunately, here at we have chosen to make a small guide and come up with some great advice for those who want to learn to knit for the first time. So if you can't wait to start your new autumn project, then you can read more about the techniques and materials here.

You need this equipment

Before you can get started with knitting, of course, you need to get the right equipment for you to achieve the best result and so you make it much easier for yourself. Here at we have a large selection of everything you need when you have to learn to knit for the first time, and that is simply everything from yarn to knitting needles. As a beginner it is also a good idea to start out with the slightly lighter and more simple recipes, so you have a good opportunity to practice before the difficult recipes. Therefore, we recommend that beginners use the following equipment for light recipes:

  • A knitting needle that measures 40 centimeters

  • A stop needle

  • A tape measure

  • Yarn.

It is a good idea to have the above materials close at hand when you start knitting. For example, you need to use the stop needle to sew various ends between stitches, and you need to use the tape measure, so you are guaranteed the right measurements for what you want to knit. In addition, of course you also need to get hold of one or perhaps more yarn keys, depending on how good you are at the beginning. Here you can take a look among our beautiful yarn keys, where you will find a large selection of different colors.

Get started with the technique

Once you have acquired the above materials, you will be ready to move to the next level, which deals with the various techniques. There are many different ways to knit, depending on what your recipe says, but of course also according to what you want and think best. Here we have also made a small overview of the most basic knitting techniques and how they should be prepared so that you achieve the best possible result. For knitting techniques for beginners, we recommend the following:

Pick up stitches: First you can start off with stitches and get a feel for using the stick and yarn. In all its simplicity knitting is very focused on right and wrong, and therefore it will be a good idea to become familiar with how right and wrong should look. You make your first mask by making a knot on the knitting needle. Then make a loop around your index finger and stick the stick through the loop. Then the yarn should be rolled around the stick and the loop passed in front of the tip. The two threads you have formed at the beginning, you must pull in to form a mask, and so you continue until you find it enough .

Knit right: When you have a good number of stitches, you can start knitting right. You do this by starting with sticking the right knitting needle under the first stitch on the left knitting needle. Then the yarn is rolled over the right stick, and the tip of the right stick is inserted into the mask and pulled back under the left stick. Then release the mask on the left stick and hold the others back. Then continue, and all the stitches that may be on the left stick should be on the right needle.

Knit purl: Then you can also throw in the knit purl. Right stick here cross the left stick and knit from right to left. The yarn must be rolled over and under the right stick, and then the tip of the right stick must be inserted into the mask on the left stick and pulled out beneath it. Then the mask on the left stick must be released and the others must also be retained here. Again, all stitches on the left needle must be worked on on the right needle.

Find the recipes you want

Here we have a small guide to the most basic materials and techniques that you can practice with before knitting for example stockinette stitch and rib knit. When you feel comfortable with the techniques, just find some good recipes and get started with knitting whatever you want, whether it's a little hat for your grandson or a nice knit sweater for yourself. There are simply lots of possibilities. In addition, you can look here on the page when you are going to invest in your new knitting gear.