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Published on August 26th, 2015 | by Angie

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Knitting for beginners: learn techniques

Once you’ve mastered the basics of casting on, knitting, and purling, it’s time to branch out and spread your wings. Knitting for beginners – learn techniques! Still learning the basics? Click here for our favorite tutorials

Learn techniques like cabling, lace stitches, and more at LoveKnitting with free video tutorials!Love this post? Pin this image! 

Learn to read a cable chart

Before you can jump into the world of cables, it’s important to learn how to read a cable chart first. Some patterns include written out instructions, but many assume that the knitter can rely on a chart for instruction. Check out this video by PlanetPurl which gives a helpful explanation!

Jump into cables

Now that you can read a cable chart with enthusiasm and confidence, learn how to do a simple cable. Once you know the basics, you can tackle complicated, impressive patterns!

Learn to knit a simple lace

Get to grips with Knit-2-togethers and yarn overs with this simple lace tutorial from the New Stitch a Day channel on YouTube. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be knitting complicated lace in no time!

Increase with ease

Now that you’re familiar with yarn overs, which is one way to increase, check out how to ”make one,” which is a common method to increase when knitting garments and shaping your projects. This video from the fabulous Very Pink Knits is clear, concise, and fabulous!

Learn the difference between SSK and K2tog

Learning which decrease to use makes a big difference, especially when knitting garments that are designed to hide decreases a certain way. This video by AnacapaKnits makes it all clear.

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Last updated: August 25th, 2015.

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