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Now that you know how to cast on, we will learn our very 1st stitch, the Knit Stitch.

If you don’t know how to cast on and get the yarn on your knitting needles, then go back and check out part 2 of this series. Find it HERE.

The Knit Stitch is the #1, most important stitch that you will will learn and use in knitting. You can make complete projects just knowing this one simple stitch. This stitch is also referred to as the garter stitch when you use only this stitch row after row repeatedly.

Here’s what it looks like –

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Abbreviation –

If you read a knitting pattern, the knit stitch is often abbreviated as ‘K’. So, if you see ‘K 20’ in a pattern, that simply means to knit 20 stitches.

Most patterns will list their specific key chart to let you know exactly how each stitch is abbreviated.

For those of y’all that are visual learners, check out my Youtube channel for the video tutorial.

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How to knit the Knit Stitch –

Once you have cast on and have the number of stitches that you are wanting, you can now begin doing the knit stitch!

Place the needle with the stitches on it, in your left hand and the empty needle in your right hand.

Step 1: Place the right hand needle through the 1st stitch and under the left hand needle

Step 2: Take your working yarn and wrap it around the end of your right hand needle

Step 3: Pull the working yarn through the stitch and pull the loop up onto your right hand needle.

Step 4: Slip the stitch off of the left needle.

You have now knit 1 stitch!

Keep repeating steps 1-4 to keep knitting!

I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful! I love to see what everyone makes using inspiration from my blog! Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!

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