Knitting: Basic Stitch Videos

Casting On

Casting on with one needle in the right hand and the yarn held in the left hand.
This cast on edge is springy yet firm and very quick and simple to make.

One Needle Cast On Video

Casting on with two needles.
This gives a very neat edge which is ideal for kids jumpers as it is harder wearing than the one needle cast on.

Two Needle Cast On Video


Knits and Purls

The knit stitch is the first basic knitting stitch which, together with the purl stitch is all you need to create all sorts of knitted textures, patterns and garments.

Make a Knit Stitch Video

The purl stitch is a knit stitch in reverse. Together with the knit stitch is almost all you need to know!

Make a Purl Stitch Video



Ribbing is alternating knit and purl stitches, usually knit 1, purl 1 or knit 2, purl 2.

K1, P1 Rib Video

K2, P2 Rib Video


Casting Off

At the end of your piece of work you will need to cast off, or bind off, to leave a neat finished edge.

Casting Off Video

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