Learning to knit can be very taxing if you only rely on reading the instructions and not putting some effort in trying out the patterns. Once you start knitting, you will see just how much fun it is, sometimes you won’t be able to put your needles and yarn down. Knitting is not just for your grandma, you can do it too. Before you start, you will need to learn the essential basics, which are how to cast on your needles, how to knit and purl as well as how to make a slip knot and what the abbreviations used in the tutorials mean. Here are a few of the basic beginner knitting patterns to try out.
The garter stitch is very easy to make. You can make the stitch by either knitting or purling every row in your needle. Here is where the basics come in; you will have to first create the rows using the cast on stitch technique in order for you to have the rows for purling or knitting.
Another easy to make beginner knitting patterns, the seed stitch is made by alternating between knitting and purling in a row. Thus, you will first start by making the cast on stitches, and then using the knit and purl technique in alternation. This produces a very unique pattern which looks complex, though it is simple.
This stitch is much like the garter stitch, only that you will have to create one row using the knit technique, then follow with another row using the purl technique. Thus the knit and purl technique is applied in alternating rows.