The Basics of Knitting
Learn how to knit your own mittens, hats, scarves, and more. Here we take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.
There are two basic knitting styles, the English method and the German/Continental method, but the only real difference lies in how the yarn is held.
With the English method, the working yarn is held in the right hand; with the German/Continental method, it is held in the left. While both methods produce equally fine results, here we use the German/Continental method.