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How to Knit

The knit stitch is the first stitch you learn when you learn knitting, and it is the most common stitch.

Once the stitches are cast on, knitting is just a process of transferring the loops from one needle to another.

1. Hold the needle with the cast on stitches in the left hand. With the yarn at the back of the work, insert the right needle from left to right through the front of the first stitch on the left needle.

2. Wrap the yarn from left to right over the tip of the right needle.

3. Pull the yarn back through the stitch, forming a loop on the right needle.

4. Slide the original stitch off the left needle.

To knit the entire row, repeat Steps 1-4 until all the stitches are transferred to the right needle.

Turn the work and place the needle with the stitches on it in the left hand to start the new row.

When knitting every row (also known as garter stitch), both sides of the fabric will have raised horizontal stitches.

Below: LW4694 Two-Way Garter Stitch Pillow Knitting Pattern

How to Knit