Friday, March 4, 2011

How to Knit a Square for a Knit-A-Thon (Videos)

In the 2009 Pine Street Inn Knit-a-Thon, I taught some of my friends to knit so they could contribute squares to the project. I am so proud of the work that they did. In case we do this again this coming fall, I wanted to make a post that would work as helpful reminders on the basics of knitting; Casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, binding off and weaving in loose ends.

Gauge is something else you need to consider when knitting, but I will not discuss that in this blog post.

For additional help, check out the article I wrote with tips on how to knit.

Video 1: Making a Long Tail Cast On

Video 2: The Knit Stitch

Video 3: The Purl Stitch

Video 4: Binding Off

Video 5: How to Weave in Loose Ends

Hopefully these videos will act as a sufficient reminder for you. As always, let me know if you have any questions.

Do you need materials to get you started knitting? I have assembled a great list of learn to knit kits that will help get your started.


  1. I just wanted to say that I love your videos and your blog! I am kind of new to knitting and have found your videos very helpful! I posted one on my blog today (and a little about your blog) that I found most helpful "the bind off" Thanks for your help and I will certainly be following you from now on for more help and hopefully when I get a bit better with knitting I can try out some of your patterns.

  2. I'm glad to help! Making tutorial videos has been a learning process for me, so it's nice to hear that people appreciate them!

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