How to Create a Knit Stitch (k) - Knitting Tutorial


Tutorial Overview

Abbreviation: k

The knit stitch is the first basic stitch to learn and used in all patterns. A stitch that has been knitted will have a ‘V’ at its base. In this video we will show you how to create a knit stitch.

Step-by-step guide

Tip: Ensure when working knit stitches, working yarn is always at the back of your work.

  1. Insert right needle upwards through the front of the first stitch. Ensure right needle is behind left needle.

  2. With yarn behind needles, wrap it around tip of the right needle anti-clockwise.

  3. With tip of right needle, draw a loop by going down through and out of the left stitch, bringing the right needle towards you.

  4. Bring right needle up, and slide the left stitch off its needle. Tighten yarn. You have created your first knit stitch on your right needle.

  5. Repeat 1-4 until row is finished.

  6. To start a new row, hold work in your left hand and repeat steps, ensuring working yarn is at the back.

 And that’s how you create a knit stitch!

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