Knitting is an art and craft and a great stress-buster. It soothes the senses with subtlety and aids in reducing the stress pile accumulated over the day. Art lovers would agree that knitting gives them a peaceful vent for emotions. It could be defined as a peace-loving and silent yet satisfying pursuit. Knitting serves to be a soft canvas for our subconscious mind where thoughts, that are buried deep within, receive a prominent platform. Knitting, as a hobby, is evergreen. One could never get bored with it, as there are several patterns for you to explore and create. As for an artist, the whole world could be captured on the canvas and the ‘soft’ canvas. Knitting patterns for beginners should include basic and easy designs.
The Basics of Knitting
Knitting is very easy to learn. You don’t need to get all worked up. You will be able to deliver the goods within no time if you know the four basics of knitting: (1) Casting On; (2) Binding Off; (3) Knitting; and (4) Purling. The different knitting patterns for beginners could follow suit.
This is the basic stitch that the beginner must learn. Knitting for beginners starts with the basic cast on stitch. There are several ways and methods that could be employed to create cast on stitches but here is an easy one. Keep in mind that the first step to knitting is to make a slip knot. The slip knot forms a loop which is the most important part of any knitting project you undertake. Once the loop is formed in the yarn, a part of the stitch needs to be put back into the loop and pulled. Choose a needle and pass the slip knot through it. You need to pull the yarn so that the loop closes. Don’t pull the yarn too vigorously as the loop might get too tight against the needle you have chosen. The degree of tightness the stitch experiences against the needle is called tension. To decide how tight the stitches should be, is indeed, the most difficult session to endure as a new knitter. Having the stitch deucedly tight would make knitting patterns a pain, in the first place.
The knit stitch is more or less the same as the cast on stitch. For a knit stitch, the needle in your left hand should be in front of the needle in your right. The right hand needle should be placed in such a manner that it has the yarn twirled around it. The needle in the right hand should shift in front. Now, remove the loop from the left hand needle. Proceed with the knit stitch until you reach the end of the row.
The purl stitch is formed in a way opposite to the knit stitch formation. For a purl stitch, the needle in your left hand should be behind the needle in your right. The left hand needle should be placed in such a way that it has the yarn wrapped around it. The needle in the left hand should shift in front. Now, remove the loop from the right hand needle.
Knit two stitches and lift one stitch with your left hand needle over the right hand needle, giving the piece a finished look. To complete the piece, knitting stitches have to continue right till the moment you are left with no stitch on the left and one stitch on the right. Pass the stitch off the needle and snip the yarn ball thread. Happy Knitting! Here are a few knitting patterns for beginners. Snatch a look . . . .