Knitting Tips For Beginners

How Tos
By: Jeanniemaries    
01-Dec-2010
  • 01

    Do Not Iron to Block

    A hot iron will melt acrylic yarn. A medium iron will make it limp. Block by damping, shaping and pinning to a board to dry.

  • 02

    Keeping a Stockinette Stitck Flat

    When you make an flat item such as a scarf, towel, washcloth in the stockinette stitch, it will curl at the edge. To keep it flat knit a border. Start with two rows of knitting, each row thereafter start and finish each row with two knitted stitches. Finish with two rows of knitted stitches. Your item will have a frame and it will stay flat.

  • 03

    Keep Your Band Rolls

    When you make an item, keep the paper band from one of the skeins for a record. On the inside of the band roll, write what you knitted with it. It will have all the information about the yarn.

  • 04

    Pull Yarn from the Middle of the Ball

    Pulling the yarn from the middle keeps the yarn from tumbling while knitting. Dig into the skein and pull out the "kitty" and find the end.

  • 05

    Connect Yarn at the Seam

    When you must join your yarn or connect a new color, do it connect yarn at the seam only. The ends can be worked into an area that is almost invisible. If you work loose ends into the middle of the row it might work loose over time and become unsightly.




Final Thoughts

These knitting tips for beginners should come in handy as you learn to knit. Remember: Do not iron to block. Only connect yarn at the seam. Please, save your band rolls! And keep your stockinette stitch flat!




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