Saturday, 25 January 2014

Hello hello!
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.

3// Pull the piece of yarn closest to your knuckles under the other piece and pull through to make a loop.

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


  1. thanks for the tutorial, it looks quite easy - maybe I'll try it <3

    1. it's very easy once you get the hang of it, you should definitely give it a go :) xx

  2. I've always wanted to learn how to knit! It looks really easy but is actually very complicated, but I guess I've been googling for the wrong tutorials! This has been a lot of help, thanks!

    1. Oh I'm so glad this was helpful! :) It's true knitting can seem quite complicated when you've never tried it, but keep going and I'm sure you'll get the hang of it! xx

  3. Hi Zoe! I just stumbled across your blog and it is oh so wonderful! I'm following you on bloglovin now :) Can't wait to read more of your posts in the future!

    x Erin