Mikey teaches you how to Knit using conventional knitting needles. In part 1, you learn how to build the starting line.
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Knitting is actually pretty simple and it is not just an old lady’s craft that can be done by anybody. The way I prefer the knit is on this loom knitting, and I have done a series of videos using those. And this here is a scarf and as you can see, even though it is round, we can still do our flat paneling beautiful scarves. And the advantage to doing loom knitting like this is that you are not going to drop one of those stitches. They’re so obvious they are right in front of you. So you won’t ever drop one. With the conventional knitting, just your knitting needles, I call them chick sticks. And now let us get started on how to use the chick sticks.
Okay, wrapping your material around your hand twice. I am right handed. So wrapping around your left hand, take the back over the front, the back now again over the front and now push up and let that drop. And what we want to do is grab your left hand chick stick and put it into the center of that.
What we are going to do now, is grab your right hand, one, and what we are going to do is just slip it so you can just use your hand here, your finger to stabilize, that so, it doesn’t just slide off, and you’re just going to put it behind, but into the same circle. So if you look at it from the top angle, you can see that the circle is all the way around both. We are going to let the straggler hang loose. So we keep that out of the way, and with your right hand you are going to grab the material and go around the back of the right hand chick stick.
So now you have it going all the way around the two and now, the one in the middle. So you are going to now pull this back, whatever speed you feel comfortable, and you are going to flick it so it catches that string, and then you are going to push forward. And what we are doing, by pushing forward, whatever the circle is here, that is the exact size of the stitch, so the bigger your needle, the bigger your stitch. So we are going to put that one back on to the left hand side and we are using the left hand side now to build and we just pulled this out again.
So going into the very next one that we just made, going up from the under side, again, it goes all the way around both, okay, grabbing your material, go all the way around. That back right hand one, pull it down and then flick and then push up, and again putting out back. And see how I am using this thing over here to stabilize these strings from falling off. Okay, again, next stitch.
So you want to make sure that you keep working not just at the point but down here as well, because that is what is keeping your consistent stitch size. So we are just going to keep going, and what I am going to do is ten stitches and then we are going to turn this around and show you how to do your very first line.
So this is how to get started. So this is probably the hardest part of basic crochet. I am not showing you any patterns, just the basics and how to do a very simple scarf or a flat panel, whatever you are intending in doing with this thing. Now, at times, did you see that? See how I caught in a piece of the string? You do not want that, so make sure you pull that back out and reinsert so that it is a nice clean circle. And the reason for that is that if you do not, knitting is not as lovely as crochet for being forgivable and you will eventually see that in your final product.
Okay, so again, go as long as you want to, go as short as you need to, whatever you are doing with this project/ This is the basics. Now you see I have caught another string, so what I want to do is pull it out gently. I do not have to pull it all the way, and just make sure I do not have any strings like that happening.
So that is your very first line, and let us stop the video here and we will work on the second portion, going on your first line all the way across. So what we are going to do is just all the strings will be facing down the bottom and you will be ending up in this position.