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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)
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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.




 

DECREASES: RIGHT-SLANTING

The Knit 2 together (K2tog) is a basic, right-slanting decrease.

 

DECREASES: LEFT-SLANTING

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.




But wait, there's more!




 

Browse our in-depth articles for more information on knitting, from garment care to how to read a knitting chart.

 

 

 

HOW TO READ KNITTING PATTERNS AND CHARTS

It's almost like learning a new language!

 

KNITTING NEEDLES - A STARTER GUIDE

Confused about needles? Here's the breakdown.

 

YOUR GUIDE TO GAUGE AND SWATCHING

Required reading for every knitter!

 

KNITTING TERMS EXPLAINED

From blocking to wrong side, here they are.




 

KNITTING ABBREVIATIONS

A comprehensive list of knitting abbreviations

 

MORE EASY PATTERNS

Browse our free easy patterns

 

TAKING CARE OF YOUR WOOLLEN GARMENTS

Required reading for every knitter!

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT YARN

Read our simple five-step guide.