Lattes with Dr. Llama: How to Knit

garter stitch

Does everyone have their yarn, needles, and caffeinated beverage of choice? I’m rocking a triple grande cinnamon dulce latte in my new beaker mug.


Then join me for Part 2 of How to Knit for Beginners.  If you follow me from Part One to Part Four, you’ll learn how to make a slip knot, cast on, do the knit and purl stitches, cast off, and use all of theses techniques to make a coaster. Today, I’ll cover how to do the knit stitch and garter stitch.

If you’d like to see the full coaster pattern featured in the video, you can find it here. If you’d like to see the techniques slowed down even more, here is a photo walkthrough of how to do the knit stitch:

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Insert the needle into the first stitch.

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Your needles will form an “X”.

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Take the yarn…

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Wrap it around the needle from bottom to top.

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Holding the yarn with your right hand, use the bottom needle to…

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Catch that wrapped yarn.

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Pull it through

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Use it to slip the stitch off your left hand needle

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Pull it tight

You have now knit one stitch! Repeat this across the row and you’re in business. Stay tuned until next week and we’ll learn how to purl, which will make that nice flat stockinette stitch.

~ Megan-Anne

I’ve got 99 problems, but a stitch ain’t one.