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Free Knitting Lessons

Welcome to the free knitting lessons from Lanas y Ovillos!!

During the lessons you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and find different projects to practise

¿How to cast on the stitches on the needles?
Here you can find the most common ways to cast on, from the easiest way ans some others. Thare are lots of different more ways, but these are the most used. Depending on the cast on that you choose, the edge will look different

 

¿Which are the basic stitches?

The basic stitches in the knitting technique are knit and purl. Combining knit and purl we can have differents textures
Here you can find the video of the knit and the purl stitch

How can I bind off? Here we show you the most common and easy way to make it

¿Which are the most common combinations using knit and purl?
 
The most common is the stockinette stitch. It is made using one row knitting and in the next row purling
Here you can see a video for the stockinette stitch
 
 
Mixing in the same row knit and purl we also con make textures.
One of them is the rib stitch, where you combine the knit and purl stitch 1x1 or 2x2. So, 1 knit, 1 purl, or 2 knit, 2 purl. Making in the next row the stitches that you find, where you find knit, knit and where you find purl, purl
Here you can find a video tutorial with the rib stitch
 
 
Other combinations is the moss stitch, that is made like the elastic stitch but in the second row, where you find knit, purl. And where we find purl, knit
Here you can find a video tutorial with the moss stitch
 
 
Once I know the two basic stitches, how can I increase and decrease to make differents shapes?
Here you can see the most used increases ans decreases. You usually fins in each pattern what kind of increases and decreases you have to do. There are different ways that we don't explain here, but we explain the in the video of the pattern
 
Increases
 
 
Decreases

Do you know the circular needles? They can make you knitting time easier!

Here you can find the basic technique

If you are bored to knit always with the same colour, you can change the yarn colour like we explain in the following video

You can also learn how to pick up stitches when you are knitting