To knit, we always start by putting the stitches on a needle. There are several methods with a thread or two, which vary by country, we show you here, a quick and easy way to achieve this with the We Are Knitters teams. This method uses two threads, so that this rank of assembly is equivalent to a row of knitted stitches. We will explain everything to you.
Step 1. To start with the ball
Detach the cardboard label from your ball and take the wire from the outside, it's easier. Unroll the thread counting 3 times the desired length for your knitting. Example, you want to knit a scarf of 25 cm wide, you unroll 3 x 25 cm of wire or 75 cm.
Step 2. The noose or the first knit
Explanations are given for right-handers. If you are left-handed, flip the words right and left in the text. Place the thread on the left and the ball on the right, pass the thread in the left hand and wrap it on 3 fingers with a movement from front to back to return in front. The two sons cross each other on the index finger. Now pass the thread through the loop from the back to the front. Shoot in front to get a loop. Thread this loop on the needle held in your left hand and pull the thread. Here is your noose that serves as First Mesh.
Step 3. The second stitch
Wrap the right (pelota) thread on the forefinger and middle finger of the right hand, from left to right to return to the front. Move the hand towards the needle under the loop formed on the fingers. With the left hand, throw the left thread over the needle from left to right. Hold the left lead with your left hand without pulling too much and tilt the loop with your right hand over the needle. Pull the right thread (that of the ball).
Step 4. The next stitches
Repeat the operation by forming a loop on the fingers of the right hand, put the loop on the needle, throw the thread with your left hand, tilt the loop over and pull the right thread. The stitches are linked together until the desired number. As you go, drag the resulting stitches toward the bottom of the needle.
Step 5. The good stuff
Each of your stitches should be spaced the same width as the thread, as if there was a stitch in between. No need to pull too much, it would tighten the base of your knitting but if instead the space is too big between each stitch, it will give a relaxed base to your knitting, which is not pretty either. It's up to you to find a good rhythm.
Step 6. And then
Once your stitches are mounted, it's up to you to choose which stitch you are going to knit, stitch or stitch. Or variations that these two basic mesh allow. Before starting a knitting, do not forget to make a sample, which will allow you to stall with the right number of needles to succeed your creation in a way identical to the model!
A big thank you to we are knitters for his precious help.
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