Learn how to do knit and purl stitches with our video guide.

In this video she demonstrates how to do knit and purl stitches so you can get started on any simple pattern. Once you’ve masted the basics at the start of Tina’s video you can revisit it to further learn the difference between garter stitch, stocking stitch, reverse stocking stitch, single rib stitch, double rib stitch and moss stitch.

How To Knit: Learn how do knit and purl stitches

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How To knit: The knit stitch

1. With needle holding stitches in left hand and second needle and main yarn at the back of needle in right hand, * insert right-hand needle into front loop of first stitch from front to back.

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2. Take yarn round point of right-hand needle from back to front.
Knit-stitch-image-23. Draw the loop through the first stitch
Knit-stitch-image-34. Slip first stitch off left-hand needle; repeat from * into each stitch along row. Turn work so that the needle holding stitches is once again in left hand and second needle and main yarn are in right hand. Repeat last row again. The knit stitch is one of two basic stitches in knitting. Find out how to purl.
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How To knit: Purl stitch

A purl stitch is just a knit stitch from the back, so once you’ve mastered both then you’ll be able to keep your knit stitches all at the front, creating a smooth and even finish. If you’re keen to get started then why not have a go? Learning how to knit starting with the basics is easy with our additional image instructions, in this step-by-step guide we teach you to do purl stitch.

1. With needle holding stitches in left hand and second needle and main yarn in front of needle and in right hand, ** insert right-hand needle into front loop of first stitch from back to front.

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2. Take main yarn round point of right-hand needle from back to front.Purl-stitch-image-2

3. Draw the loop through first stitch.

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4. Slip first stitch off left-hand needle; repeat from ** into each stitch along row.Turn work so that the needle holding stitches is once again in left hand and second needle and main yarn are in right hand. Repeat last row again.

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