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Knitting for Beginners

Knitting for Beginners

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Knitting for Beginners

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Sep 1, 2020


Learn Knitting And Wrap Yourself In Warm And Fuzzy Feelings - Here's How!


Have you ever wanted to make a chunky, cozy sweater that feels like a wearable hug?

Or would you like to create a delicate lace shawl like the one Grandma used to wear?

Make your wishes come true and master the ancient craft of knitting with this book!


Knitting is the right skill for you if:

  • You're simply looking for a fun and relaxing hobby
  • You like being creative and working with natural materials
  • You like feeling cozy and warm in any weather
  • You enjoy giving unique gifts to your loved ones


Knitting For Beginners is a book that's written with people like you in mind. It will carefully guide you from buying your first needles to completing your first knitting projects. Unlike many other knitting books on the market, this book will make you feel empowered - not frustrated.


After completing the book, you'll be able to:

  • Choose the best knitting supplies for your needs
  • Knit dozens of beautiful and practical patterns
  • Easily re-create any knitting project you find on Pinterest
  • Design your own sweaters, hats, and more!


Some Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: I know there are knitting machines, does it make sense to learn hand knitting?

A: Yes. Hand-knitted fabrics have a different, softer feel to them. Besides, many beautiful patterns are notoriously hard to knit on a machine.


Q: Can I learn knitting from a book, without having someone to show me the stitches?

A: Of course. This book is specifically written for beginners who don't have a teacher nearby. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and you'll be creating your first projects in no time!



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nitted fabric is made by linking a number of loops. The loops (stitches) are connected to the existing latch by a needle, while a new loop is created before the old latch. The old circuit is then taken to the fabric through the new circuit. Knitting differs from weaving because in knitting, the fabric can be created by one single piece of yarn. The textile consists of horizontal rows, which are known as railways and vertical columns known as wales. Knitted fabric is suitable for a range of garments including clothes, gloves, underwear and other fitted robes. The structure of the loop of the knitted fabric extends and fits into the body form.  The looped air keeps the wearer moist.

Knitting is a method whereby a yarn is used in creating a textile or fabric; it is used in many types of garments. Knitting may be done by hand or by machine. Knitting creates stitches: loops of yarn in a row either flat or round (tubular). There are usually many active stitches on the knitting needle (also called knitting pin) at a given time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of connected loops that intermesh with the next and previous rows. When each row is formed, each newer loop from the previous row is tightened through one or more loops, and is placed on the winning needle so that it can tear the other needle without unravelling the loops from the previous row. Differences in yarn (different in type of fibre, weight, uniformity, and twist), needle size and stitch style allow a variety of knitted materials with various characteristics, including color, texture, thickness, heat retention, resistance to water and integrity. A little piece of knit work is called a swatch.

When the amount of stitches in a row is knitted, increased or decreased, the garments are extended or narrowed. Increasingly, external loops are pushed to the sides of frames and extra loops are created. This technique leaves in the fabric a tiny eyelet loop called a fashion label. When the process decreases, the loops move inside and the process reversed. At that time, the layout sign appears where two loops in a new loop are compressed. This is what makes garments to be regarded as professionally designed and deemed to be of high quality. Several firms also use fake pattern marks to make clothes look totally designed. When yarn splits in a typical knitted fabric, the loops vanish and there is a running or a ladder. Knitters focused on developing new systems of fabrics that are less dependent on individual loops for their strength or run until the thread split up. This is done to fix the problem and sell more products. Consumers have been introduced to hexagonal meshes, micro-mesh, non-run, durable and similar textiles which they have enjoyed.

The word Knit was derived from the old English word Cnyttan which means to knot. The exact beginnings of knitting are not known, it is possible knitting dated back to ancient times. Cotton socks have been found by archaeologists in Egyptian pyramids. A stiff innovative technique predating knitting and crocheting is Nalbinding (in Danish: binding with a needle or needle-binding). Knitting seems to have mysterious beginnings just like crocheting. Although most forms of needlework, such as cross-stitch and bordering, have significant pictorial and archaeological finds from history, the origin of knitting is often a little more than a guess.

The history of knitting is not as amazing or rich as some people imagine. There is a little evidence, in fact, that it really has been around for such a long time. The term' knitting' does not even have a Latin equivalent. The word knit was introduced to the English Oxford Dictionary in the 1400s.

The earliest incidences of knitting are quite difficult to know because ancient knitted pieces would have possibly used natural, decomposable items such as wool and cotton. The root of knitting is particularly difficult to prove. Before access to the technologies we now have, preservation of the earliest knitted items was almost impossible. We have only a few knitted pieces to show for the past. Therefore, one can claim that the earliest knitted works where from Egypt between 250 AD and 420 AD. The fault to this claim is the fact that what was found in Egypt was not knitted.  

The earliest looped materials were made in the Middle East. Socks recovered in Egypt from tombs dating back to the fourth century showed they were made with a loop using the Nalbinding technique. Instead of two knitting needles, Nalbinding uses a single needle to make the loops. Further Egyptian examples date back to the 7th century and show loop patterns which suggest they had been knitted with two needles in a traditional manner. Cushions from the 13th century were found in Spain in graves indicating similar patterns. Knitted purses and knitted girdles were also found from this period. They were used to hold religious relics used in religious ceremonies. Peasant knitting from the Polish cemetery of a similar date was retrieved. Four surviving paintings from the 14th century depict the knitting of the Virgin Mary, indicating that women's work was familiar.

In 1424 the first references were recorded about the Coventry Cappers. Parliament passed the Cappers Act in 1488 to determine price limits, preventing Cappers from generating excessive profits. Indicating that the demand for knitted caps had increased and the English industry had grown. By the time of Tudor, caps were flat and had a short line. In the seventeenth century, the young industry was driven by an almost insatiable demand for cut stocks.

Before knitting machines came to be, hand knitting was a craft that people of rural areas who could easily access fibre carried out. With the invention of the stocking framework, including quilting, weaving, and hand sewing, the rich have enjoyed the luxury of knitting. A former Anglican bishop and Roman Catholic priest, Englishman Richard Rutt, has written on this in A History of Hand Knitting. His collection of knitting books is now located at Southampton University, at the Winchester School of Art.

There are two basic types of stitches in knitting: knit and purl. A purl is a knit stitch made backward. You start knitting with your left needle with all the stitches. When you finish every stitch, you must move the stitches slowly across bands from your left needle to your right. When you have gotten to the end of the row, you will flip around and turn the needle that contains all the yarn to your left hand. Your empty needle will become your right-hand needle. You start all over again. The knitting works like weaving, so the amount of stitches cast on at the beginning of your needle is the set project width (until you learn how to go up and go down, which will be later!). By knitting back and forth in width, line by line, the length will slowly increase while preserving the width.

Here is how you which side is the right (correct) side and which side is the wrong side as you knit. Typically, when you knit the odd-numbered lines like the 3rd or 5th lines, you are on the right side. The wrong side is on even-numbered lines. This distinction becomes useful once a pattern is started.




nitting is the system in which thread is turned into cloth art pieces or sometimes into yarn. The material consists of stitches (or loops) that run together consecutively. On the other hand, weaving means interlinking two types of yarn or thread to form a cloth or a fabric. These two types of threads run in various directions with longitudinal warp threads and horizontally or transverse weft threads.

The yarn follows a course or trail when knitting and forms proportional bands across and beneath the trail of the yarn. The oblique loops can easily be extended out of most directions, providing more elasticity to the final fabric. When weaving, the files are always straight and perpendicular to each other.

In weaving, the end fabric is typically only extendable in one direction (except for materials such as spandex), implying less flexibility compared to knitting fabrics. Knitting threads are thicker than weaving; knitted tissues are generally bulkier, whereas weaving threads have more weft and flow resulting from the use of finer threads. When knitting, new loops are pulled by the current loop as each line is completed. The active points are put on a needle until a new loop passes.

For knitting, there are various kinds of yarn and needles, which result in different colors, textures, weight, and integrity of products. The loom is the principal equipment used for weaving, which holds the warp threads in place and the filler threads are woven through them.

In weaving, the two sets of threads are intertwined with each other in the right angle. Weaving can be done manually or

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