Just remember, I take requests. If there is something you want me to blog about, please tell me. I have been around the world and back several times, and I have learned a lot along the way. I don’t know everything, but I have learned a lot, and knitting is one of those things, and some ladies requested I make blogs about knitting, so this is the second in the blog about knitting because you can’t learn it all in the very beginning. If you haven’t seen the other blog, the first blog was about casting on. If you can cast on, you are ready for this blog.
Just keep inserting the needle in the first stitch of the other needle, putting the yarn around, pulling it back through, then slipping the stitch off the needle with the larger amount of stitches on it all the way across until all the stitches have switched from one needle to the other, and that is your first row.
The next step is to start the next row just like you started this one. After that, knit all the way to the end just like you did for this one.
Many people have trouble in the beginning because they drop stitches, and if you drop a stitch and don’t repair it, you will have a hole in what you are making. Here is how to repair it:
After the stitch is back on your needle, you can continue knitting. If you have done a row and see that there is an irregular hole in your work, you have dropped a stitch. You will have to catch it before it unravels everything. Catch it, knit back to where the hole is, and then fix it. When I give knitting lesson in person, I usually do it for my student, but since this is virtual, if you make a mistake, you will have to fix it.
Don’t give up. Just remember that everything is hard before it gets easy. Knitting takes a lot of patience. If you don’t give up, it will be easy after a while. Just remember: in, around, through, and off. This means put the needle in, put the yarn around the needle, bring the needle back through with the yarn around it, and then take the stitch off the other needle. My knitting teacher taught me to remember: in, around, through, and off, and it helped me to remember all the steps as I was working. If you remember the steps, you won’t have to look at the blog every time you want to knit.
If you are making the scarf, just keep doing row after row until it is as long as you want it to be. It will be some time before you get there. Knitting takes patience. By the time you get there, I will have done a blog to teach you how to finish your scarf off. That is called casting off. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.