New to Knitting - Novita's Online Workshop for Absolute Beginners
Always wanted to knit, but never found the courage? Or just looking for that new, fulfilling hobby that will guarantee lifelong pleasure and gratification?
Welcome to Novita’s New to Knitting Video Workshop!
During this workshop Sari and Markus from Novita will teach you how to knit a beautiful, chunky hat from Hygge Wool yarn in a few easy steps. When you're finished with the entire series, you'll be ready to take on any knitting project!
EPISODE 2: CASTING ON
Every project starts with casting on a number of stitches. We're not really knitting yet, rather laying a foundation for our knitting-to-come.
CASTING ON STITCHES (long-tail method)<
This method is called the long-tail cast on. While there are many other methods, this is perhaps the most common one.
EPISODE 3 - GAUGE AND RIB STITCH
If you don't have a basic concept of knitting gauge, you're lost as a knitter. Sari and Markus start the project hat with a rib.
RIB STITCH, TWO VARIATIONS
Waistlines, cuffs or hems - whenever you need your knitting to snug up a bit, use ribbing.
EPISODE 4 - THE ZEN MOMENT
Smooth sailing, row after row. Not boring, but relaxing. Breathe, clear your thoughts, and watch your hat progress almost by itself.
EPISODE 5 - TWO BECOME ONE
It's time for some shaping - we'll want a hat, not a tube. We'll walk you through three different decrease techniques.
The Knit 2 together (K2tog) is a basic, right-slanting decrease.
Slip, slip knit (SSK) and Slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped sttich over (SKP).
EPISODE 6: THE FINAL TOUCH
Your hat is almost done! Sari and Markus share their tips on finishing and customizing the hat.
WEAVING IN THE ENDS
Slightly dull, but mandatory. Here's how to weave in the yarn ends on your finished hat.
It's almost like learning a new language!
Confused about needles? Here's the breakdown.
Required reading for every knitter!
KNITTING TERMS EXPLAINED
From blocking to wrong side, here they are.