Let's just agree, learning to knit can be a frustrating venture. There are lots of knitting photo tutorials online but sometimes, that simply doesn't cut it. If you're both a visual and auditory learner, video tutorials may be just what you're looking for to truly start mastering knitting.
We've scoured YouTube and have compiled 20 of the top video tutorials of the most popular knitting stitches to use in your knitting projects.
Are you ready to dive in and get started? Go grab some knitting needles and yarn, and let's get knitting!
Before we get to the blog post, mastering these knit stitches and how to use them in any pattern will allow you to explore endless creative options, patterns, and combinations. If you enjoy learning new knit stitches, stop by and check out the 50 Knit Stitches video tutorials class.
The knit stitch is one of two basic stitches upon which thousands of stitch patterns are created.
A purl stitch looks just like the back of a knit stitch. If you purl every row, you get a bumpy texture, which is exactly like a knitted garter stitch.
Via YouTube: HowCast
Learn how to knit the brioche stitch while making a squishy and fun ribbed-looking scarf! No purling is required. The tutorial will walk through cast-on, set-up row, main stitch pattern, Bind off and finish. Bonus! You will also learn how to add a lifeline and some extra tips.
Raspberry or Trinity Stitch
The raspberry stitch, also known as the trinity stitch, creates a gorgeous, chunky pattern that can be used for scarves, hats and other projects.
ViaYouTube: The Cast On Couch
If you love the idea of nothing but knits and purls, Seed stitch is the solution. The very texture of the fabric is how Seed stitch got its name. Little purl bumps are created across the fabric which resembles scattered seeds in a field.
Learn how to knit the knot stitch. This stitch creates tightly knit diagonal rows of knots making for sophisticated texture. The knot stitch would be great for sweaters, hats, purses and scarves.
Double Stockinette Stitch
The Double Stockinette Stitch has a beautiful, smooth finish and it is nice and stretchy.
The hexagon stitch is a compact textured stitch that’s perfect for warm winter knits.
This lace type of stitch creates a fabric that gives the illusion of being set on strings like a strand of beads. The bead stitch would be great for sweaters, pillows, purses or wraps!
The bamboo stitch is a beautiful and versatile pattern that can be worked into various projects, such as a never-ending scarf, baby blanket or a cowl.
Diagonal Fixed Loop Stitch
Loop stitches are rarely used in published knitting patterns, yet they can give a new dimension to your creativity with knitting.
Ranks and File Stitch
The Rank and File Stitch is a slip stitch pattern that creates a ribbed fabric with an interesting texture.
Learn to knit the vintage pattern of the Granite Stitch. It’s a textured pattern that is great for blankets, scarves, and knitting fashions. The pattern is easily memorized and fun to knit!
Learn how to knit the lace stitch – this involves taking the yarn over the needle and knitting stitches together. This technique creates a textured fabric with a great drape.
Via YouTube: Lanas y Ovillos in English
Honeycomb Brioche Stitch
The Honeycomb Brioche Stitch is a variation of the brioche stitch that creates a thick fabric that simulates the hexagons of a honeycomb.
Vertical Bar Line Stitch
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the vertical bar line stitch. This is a simple slip stitch pattern that gives your fabric an interesting, woven effect and would be great when used in an afghan or pillow.
Learn how to knit the Linen Stitch using our chunky Peruvian Crazy Sexy Wool, color Pink Lemonade. You'll end up with a double-sided fabric where one side looks like Moss Stitch and the other side looks woven. It's a really sturdy fabric that's great for home products, bags and jackets.
Basket Weave Stitch
The Basket Weave stitch gives an illusion of a woven knit, but it is just 12 easy rows of KNIT and PURL.
Zig Zag Rib Stitch
The Zig Zag Rib stitch creates an interesting zigzag effect and rib pattern. It's great for scarves, hats and good insulation in keeping warm.
Medallion Rib Stitch
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the medallion rib stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful rib pattern. The medallion rib stitch would be great for baby sweaters, scarves, and hats!
That’s it! I hope you find lots of new and lovely stitches to use for your next project.
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