Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch

Man, sometimes life just gets ahead of you and you have no idea how you thought you could do so much. That’s what happened to me these last two weeks, and I got way behind on delivering the rest off the Knit Academy lessons. I’m hunkering down though, determined to get them out there so that you can keep learning how to knit!

Today’s lesson is all about how to knit the knit stitch. The knit stitch is hands down the most foundational stitch of knitting followed by purling. I love using the knit stitch because it’s simple technique creates a super warm fabric with a classic knitwear look. It can also be combined with the purl stitch to create all manner of combinations, and you’ll be able to use it in almost every knitting project that you’ll do. Let’s jump right in!

Knit Stitch Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Yarn (I used Premier Yarn’s Everyday Worsted yarn, which is one of my favorites since it is so nice and soft.)
  • Knitting Needles to go with the weight of yarn you’re using (I used size 8 Clover wooden knitting needles, which I’ve found to be great beginner knitting needles because you can use them with a wide variety of yarns. You can get a pair here.)

My Amazon Picks

 

Knit Stitch Video Tutorial

Knit Stitch Photo Tutorial

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

A. Before you begin the knit stitch, you first have to cast on the amount of stitches you want to use in your pattern. You can view my How to Cast On lesson here.

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

B. Once you have the right amount of stitches cast onto your needle, insert your needle up through the first stitch as if you were going to cast on again by forming an X with your needles.

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

C. Then, wrap your yarn behind and around the back needle, and between the two needles.

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

D. Pull the yarn you just wrapped down through the first loop on your needle.

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

E. Pull that new loop up the needle, but instead of putting it back on your left needle, keep it on your right needle and slide the left loop off of the left needle. Now you’ll have one knit stitch transferred to your right needle.

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

F. Continue repeating these steps till all of your stitches from your left needle have been transferred to your right one.

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

G. To begin the next row, move the needle that was in your right hand to your left, so that the backs of your stitches from the last row are now your front as pictured.

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch Knitting Tutorial by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM

H. Then begin your next row of knit stitches just like you started the previous row.

I hope that this tutorial is helpful for you! Stay tuned for the rest of the Knit Academy Lessons that will be coming to the blog soon, including the Basic Knit Scarf Beginner Pattern.

Happy Stitching,

~Claire