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6395 10-20-30 Minutes to Learn to Knit

by Leisure Arts

Pick up knitting know-how in bits and pieces! Spend just 10, 20, or 30 minutes at a time learning new stitches and techniques while making easy projects. Knitting is actually simpler than you might think. Everything is based on two stitches, the knit and the purl. We’ll guide you with step-by-step instructions, helpful photos and diagrams, and free online videos that walk you through the techniques. Before you know it, you’ll be completing beautiful knit designs for your home, yourself, and others!

Instructions

Learn to Knit

Slingshot Cast On

Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch

Binding Off

Basic Fabrics - Garter Stitch

Basic Fabrics - Stockinette Stitch

Basic Fabrics - Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Basic Fabrics - Seed (or Moss) Stitch

Basic Fabrics - Ribbing

Front and Back Loops

Slip as if to Purl

Slip as if to Knit

Join New Yarn

Markers

Dropped Stitches

Knit Increase

Make One Increase

Yarn Over: after a knit stitch, before a knit stitch

Yarn Over: after a purl stitch, before a purl stitch

Yarn Over: after a knit stitch, before a purl stitch

Yarn Over: after a purl stitch, before a knit stitch

Adding New Stitches

Knit 2 Together

Knit 3 Together

Slip, Slip, Knit

Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Slip 1, Knit 2, Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Purl 2 Together

Purl 2 Together Through Back Loop

Slip, Slip, Purl

Picking Up Stitches (along edge)

Picking Up Stitches (at end of rows)

Weaving Seams

Left-Handed: Twisted Cord

Right-Handed: Twisted Cord

Weaving in Yarn Ends

Pom-Pom

Hat

K2 tog

K3 tog

P2 tog

Thread a yarn needle...

Weave seam

Baby Gift Set

Hat

YO

K2 tog

P2 tog

Thread a yarn needle...

Weave seam

A short row is a row...

Left-Handed: Twisted Cords

Right-Handed: Twisted Cords

Make a Green pom-pom

Booties

Thread a yarn needle...

Weave Toe seam

Left-Handed: Twisted Cord

Right-Handed: Twisted Cord

Mittens

Using markers

Knit Increase

Adding new stitches

K2 tog

Slip 1, K1, PSSO

Picking Up Stitches (at end of rows)

Picking Up Stitches (along edge)

Thread a yarn needle...

Weave seam

Pillow

YO

K2 tog

Slip 1, K1, PSSO

Cable

Baby Blanket

YO

SSK

Slip 1, K2, PSSO

Dog Coat

Using markers

Knit Increase

YO

K2 tog

Slip 1, K1, PSSO

Picking up sts

Textured Stripes Afghan

Slip 1 as if to purl

tbl

K3 tog

With yarn in back...

Vest

Knit Increase

Adding new stitches

K2 tog

SSK

P2 tog

SSP

short rows

Weave side seams

Left‑Handed Instructions

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