Free Craft How To Instructions
Learn How To Knit
Cast On Stitches
Before you can start casting on you need to make a loop. Take the yarn from the center of the ball as this stops the yarn rolling about when you are knitting. (For the thumb method you will need to leave a length of yarn roughly 6 times as long as the width of your intended piece of knitting).
Hold the loose end of the yarn in your left hand and the needle in your right hand.
Form a loop with the left thumb by placing the thumb under the yarn from behind and then move the thumb upwards to form a loop.
Place the loop on the needle and keeping the left thumb in place, use the yarn from the ball in your right hand, to wind yarn round needle clockwise.
Lift loop over needle and remove thumb. Pull left-hand yarn tight.
Continue until you have sufficient stitches.