I’m sure you all had an inkling that after the knit stitch I would give you the biz of purl. Here it is! I found purl a completely baffling part of knitting when my Mum tried to teach me. I didn’t get it. I just didn’t understand how or why it was different to knitting. I

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To ‘cast on’ is to begin knitting. The only other option is to crochet a chain from your yarn and knit into those stitches- but that is still a foundation row and would be called a ‘cast on’. The word ‘cast’ has various meanings, from the Bronze Age first casting of molten metal to the

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These few videos will start you off like a pro… And if you’d like a project to practice all of these skills how about the new free tutorial to knit a small blanket?

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It’s quite simple really, isn’t it? Imagine sitting in your armchair, fire lit in the stove, a cup of cocoa just within reach on your IKEA coffee table. You have a vintage episode of The X-Files humming in the background and the knitting in your lap seems to be taking an age. Every stitch is

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My Mum taught me this method when I was brave enough to cast on for myself. Knitting was enough- but casting on too, that’s just crazy right!? For many years I never even knew that other options existed. When I did discover the knitting bible that is the internet, I got so confused that I bought a

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