I am super excited today because.... I am starting a new series called Knitting Basics! As many of you know I love knitting, however I never got around to sharing DIYs on the blog as of yet. So I thought, why not make a series of tutorials? :) This first one is a tutorial of how to cast on for all you beginner knitters out there. Of course, there are many ways to cast on, but this is the way I do it and I find it works well for me. Let's gets started... hooray!
You will need //
yarn of any variety // needles with a suitable size for the yarn you are using
1// Start with a piece of yarn roughly 3 times longer than the width of your knitting project. This is the 'tail'. Don't cut it off from the ball of yarn though!
2// At the end of your tail that is attached to the ball of wool, wrap the yarn around your fingers twice to make an x shape. You should have two pieces if yarn around your finger.
4// Pull the loop tight and slip it on to your needle. This is your 'slip knot'.
5// Make another loop in your tail.
6// Slip the new loop on to your needle and pull to tighten.
7// You should now have two stitches on your needle. Yay! :)
8// Continue adding more loops in this way until you reach the desired width.. Make sure to keep some of your tail there so you can sew it up later.
I hope this tutorial was helpful to any of you interested in starting knitting! The next post in this series will be up later on :) I also had a quick question for all of you- I'm thinking of setting up an instagram account specifically for Bramble and Lace. I already have my personal account, which you can follow here, but I was wondering if a B&L one would interest you?
Have a lovely day! xx