Learn how to knit with our easy guides

Find out the basics of knitting, from how to knit a scarf to knitting a hat.

How to knit

by Lorna White |

Whether you're a total newbie to knitting, or you're keen to get back to knitting regularly again, sometimes you need a reminder of how to get started.

Knitting is like riding a bike, and once you've learned the basics, you'll be well on your way, and picking up those knitting needles and starting a new knit will feel like a doddle.

That's why we've put together some easy-to-follow guides, to help you learn how to make all the basics including blankets, hats and scarves.

How to knit...

How to knit a scarf

How to knit a scarf

We have picked a simple garter stich pattern to use for our scarf. The garter stitch is easy for beginners as it only consists of one knitted row that get repeated to the desired length of scarf. It is a great project to really get to grips with knitting before moving onto more complicated patterns that mix different techniques together like row one knit, row two purl.

Learn how to knit a scarf here.

How to knit a hat

How to knit a hat

This particular knitted has uses thicker yarn and has a lovely little bobble on top for an adorable winter touch. Watch the video below for the full instructions from start to finish.

Learn how to knit a hat here.

How to knit a blanket

How to knit a blanket

Never knitted a blanket before but are keen to know how? Read on for our simple beginners guide.

Learn how to knit a blanket.

How to finger knit

how to finger knit

Confused by all the different needles? Finger knitting is a really popular trend amongst knitters, and it means you can still have a go at knitting even if you don't have the right needles or if you're knitting with young children who might take someone's eye out with a needle!

Learn how to finger knit.

Learn the basics of casting on and off

How to cast on in knitting

This is one of the first things you need to learn when it comes to knitting. There are a number of different ways you can cast on, including the knit-on method (also known as the English method) and the thumb method. In our guide, we take you through both methods, and which is best to use depending on the project you're working on.

Learn how to cast on.

How to cast off

This is the final step in your knitting project, and you'll need to know how to cast off properly to ensure your knitting doesn't unravel. Luckily, it's quite a simple technique and our easy guide will help you get the hang of things.

Learn how to cast off

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