Welcome to Knitting!
Abbey Roberts
Instructor
Table of Contents/ Syllabus

About Knitting
− History
− Needles

Types

Usage
− Yarn

Types

Usage
− Other Materials
...
Table of Contents/ Syllabus

Beginning
− Slip knot
− Cast on
− Knit
− Purl
− Bind off
Table of Contents/ Syllabus

Basic Fabrics
− What are they?
− Garter
− Stockinette
− Seed
− Ribbing

Knit 1, purl 1

Kn...
Table of Contents/ Syllabus

Following a Pattern
− Materials

What if you don't have all of those?
− Repeating from *
− ...
Table of Contents/ Syllabus

Creating your own pattern
− Activity
− Yarn

Color

Type
− Fabrics

Color changes

Look
...
About Knitting

The History of knitting
− Began with fishermen

Mended nets with decorative knots
− Women picked it up a...
About Knitting

Needles
− Straight

Most common

Makes most projects
− Circular

2nd
most common

Makes things that a...
About Knitting
Straight Needles
Circular Needles
Double- Pointed Needles
About Knitting

Yarn (pages 5 and 59)
− What it is made of

Acrylic
− Washable
− Sweaters

Wool
− Felts

Cotton
− Wash...
About Knitting

Yarn
− Colors

MANY!

Variegated
− Keeping labels

Other Materials
− Bag

Holds everything

Largest ...
About Knitting

Other Materials
− Scissors
− Ruler
− Stitch markers/ safety pins
− Sewing needle

Large eye
− Pens/ Penc...
Beginning to Knit

Slip Knot (pages 6-7)

Cast On (pages 8-9 and 62-63 for thumb cast
on)

Knit Stitch (pages 10-11 and...
Basic Fabrics

When you do different knit/ purl combos, you
get different fabrics (pages 20, 65, and 66)
− Garter

Knit ...
Basic Fabrics

Basic Fabrics
− Reverse Stockinette

The other side of stockinette

Ridges
− Seed

Knit a stitch, purl ...
Basic Fabrics

Ribbing
− Knit 1, purl 1

Knit 1, purl 1 across the 1st
row

Knit your knits and purl your purls across ...
Following a Pattern

Materials
− List at the beginning
− You can make adjustments if you do not have all
materials

Repe...
Following a Pattern

Other Symbols
− Vary by pattern
− Common ones

k
− Knit

p
− Purl

mm
− Millimeters

st(s)
− sti...
Following a Pattern

Gauge/ Tension
− Gauge is the number of stitches and rows per inch
or centimeter
− Used in clothing ...
Creating Your Own Pattern

Scarf pattern activity

What is important when creating a pattern
− Yarn

How many balls you...
Creating Your Own Pattern

What is important when creating a pattern
− Once you have your pattern down, write it
somewher...
Need Help?

www.knittinghelp.com
− Search for what you are needing help with

www.youtube.com
− Search for what you are ...
Finding Patterns

www.knittingnooksearchengine.google.com
− Search for patterns
Project
Knit something using the skills you have
learned. You should be able to present this
telling why you created it an...
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Knitting

  1. 1. Welcome to Knitting! Abbey Roberts Instructor
  2. 2. Table of Contents/ Syllabus  About Knitting − History − Needles  Types  Usage − Yarn  Types  Usage − Other Materials  Bag  Markers  Pencil  etc.
  3. 3. Table of Contents/ Syllabus  Beginning − Slip knot − Cast on − Knit − Purl − Bind off
  4. 4. Table of Contents/ Syllabus  Basic Fabrics − What are they? − Garter − Stockinette − Seed − Ribbing  Knit 1, purl 1  Knit 2, purl 2
  5. 5. Table of Contents/ Syllabus  Following a Pattern − Materials  What if you don't have all of those? − Repeating from * − Other symbols − Gauge − Terminology  U.S. vs. International
  6. 6. Table of Contents/ Syllabus  Creating your own pattern − Activity − Yarn  Color  Type − Fabrics  Color changes  Look  Feel − Your Vision − Write it down!
  7. 7. About Knitting  The History of knitting − Began with fishermen  Mended nets with decorative knots − Women picked it up around 1800's − Now, anyone can knit!  Needles (pages 3-4) − All different sizes  Numbered − Higher, larger − Smaller, lower
  8. 8. About Knitting  Needles − Straight  Most common  Makes most projects − Circular  2nd most common  Makes things that are very wide, or circular − Double- pointed  Have points on both ends  Not common − Plastic, Metal, Wood, Bamboo
  9. 9. About Knitting Straight Needles Circular Needles Double- Pointed Needles
  10. 10. About Knitting  Yarn (pages 5 and 59) − What it is made of  Acrylic − Washable − Sweaters  Wool − Felts  Cotton − Washable − Cloths  Blends
  11. 11. About Knitting  Yarn − Colors  MANY!  Variegated − Keeping labels  Other Materials − Bag  Holds everything  Largest possible
  12. 12. About Knitting  Other Materials − Scissors − Ruler − Stitch markers/ safety pins − Sewing needle  Large eye − Pens/ Pencils − Optional:  Binder  Pencil box/ bag
  13. 13. Beginning to Knit  Slip Knot (pages 6-7)  Cast On (pages 8-9 and 62-63 for thumb cast on)  Knit Stitch (pages 10-11 and 63-64)  Purl Stitch (pages 16-17 and 64)  Cast Off/ Bind Off (pages 12, 18, and 67)
  14. 14. Basic Fabrics  When you do different knit/ purl combos, you get different fabrics (pages 20, 65, and 66) − Garter  Knit all/ purl all  Little ridges − Stockinette  Knit a row, purl a row  Arrows  Common  Curls
  15. 15. Basic Fabrics  Basic Fabrics − Reverse Stockinette  The other side of stockinette  Ridges − Seed  Knit a stitch, purl a stitch 1st row  Knit your purls and purl your knits 2nd row  Reversible  Also called Moss stitch
  16. 16. Basic Fabrics  Ribbing − Knit 1, purl 1  Knit 1, purl 1 across the 1st row  Knit your knits and purl your purls across the 2nd row  Vertical lines of stitches − Knit 2, purl 2  Knit 2, purl 2 across the 1st row  Knit your knits and purl your purls across the 2nd row  Vertical lines of stitches that are slightly thicker than knit 1, purl 1 lines
  17. 17. Following a Pattern  Materials − List at the beginning − You can make adjustments if you do not have all materials  Repeat from... − If it says repeat from * 8 more times, then you would do the instruction after the star a total of 9 times.
  18. 18. Following a Pattern  Other Symbols − Vary by pattern − Common ones  k − Knit  p − Purl  mm − Millimeters  st(s) − stitch(es)  rep − Repeat − Table on all patterns at beginning
  19. 19. Following a Pattern  Gauge/ Tension − Gauge is the number of stitches and rows per inch or centimeter − Used in clothing to make sure that it will fit right − Used in regular patterns to make sure that you will have enough yarn − Change needles size to obtain the correct gauge  Terminology − U.S. Terms and other country's terms vary  Gauge vs. tension  Bind off vs. cast off − Same
  20. 20. Creating Your Own Pattern  Scarf pattern activity  What is important when creating a pattern − Yarn  How many balls you have  The colors you have  How many colors you have  The type the yarn is − Fabrics  Look  Feel  Way colors change − Your vision
  21. 21. Creating Your Own Pattern  What is important when creating a pattern − Once you have your pattern down, write it somewhere!
  22. 22. Need Help?  www.knittinghelp.com − Search for what you are needing help with  www.youtube.com − Search for what you are needing help with  www.knittingnooksearchengine.google.com − Search for what you are needing help with
  23. 23. Finding Patterns  www.knittingnooksearchengine.google.com − Search for patterns
  24. 24. Project Knit something using the skills you have learned. You should be able to present this telling why you created it and how you created it. We will present on Wednesday July 7th .

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