Free eBook! How to Knit for Beginners: Easy Knitting Instructions to Help you Learn to Knit (The Knit Stitch)

Do you know anyone who wants to learn how to knit? Well, after teaching several sessions of beginning knitting at my local yarn shop, I decided to put together a booklet of knitting instructions for beginner knitting.

How to Knit for Beginners


Introducing our new free eBook
How to Knit for Beginners: Easy Knitting Instructions to Help you Learn to Knit

Knitting for beginners is one of my favorite things to teach because I love getting people started in the craft that I love so much! This eBook focuses on the knit stitch, which is the building block of all knitted items.

I wanted to pass this eBook on to you so you could pass it along to people you meet who want to learn to knit!

There are all kinds of knitting instructions here, including:

  • Before You Start: Information about supplies you'll need, yarn, needles, reading yarn labels, and gauge
  • Casting On: How do a slip knot and how to cast on using the long-tail cast-on
  • The Knit Stitch: How to make the knit stitch
  • Binding Off: How to bind off your stitches at the end of your project
  • Joining New Yarn: How to join a new ball of yarn
  • OOPS! Fixing Common Mistakes: How to unravel stitch by stitch and how to avoid extra stitches
  • Your First Projects: Easy knitting instructions for a garter-stitch scarf and a garter-stitch dishcloth
  • Recommended Reading: Some great resources for beginning knitters
Includes two free beginning knitting patterns!
Garter-Stitch Scarf      Garter-Stitch Dishcloth


So if you know someone who wants to know how to start knitting (or maybe you're a beginning knitter yourself!), help get them going on the right foot by forwarding this email to them.


Other Things You May Like to Check Out:


Easy Knitting Patterns, Knitting Daily Blog, Knitting for Beginners
Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

5 thoughts on “Free eBook! How to Knit for Beginners: Easy Knitting Instructions to Help you Learn to Knit (The Knit Stitch)

  1. Hi Kathleen,
    I’m always interested in how people write beginning knitting materials, so I was browsing through the new free eBook “How to Knit for Beginners: Easy Knitting Instructions to Help you Learn to Knit.” I was impressed with how briefly yet thoroughly the guide covers the basics to get started. The writing style is inviting and direct. The illustrations and the sequencing make sense. But I stopped short when I got to the drawings shown with Project 2: Garter Stitch Dishcloth. The illustrations of the yarn-over and knit two together decrease are fine, but the stitches on those needles are in stockinette, not garter stitch. This may not be a problem for someone with a bit of knitting experience or a knitting coach sitting along side them, but it could be very confusing to someone learning to knit for the first time, since their own stitches below the needles would look very different than those in the illustration. Just my two cents comment on a well-done tool for new knitters. Thanks! -Deanna

  2. I agree. All the ebook teaches is how to do the knit stitch which will only produce garter, yet all of the illustrations and pictures show a stockinette swatch which will not look like what the new knitter is producing. Fix that and it will be a good resource.

  3. I am so glad I found this website. I am wanting to learn to knit, so I downloaded “How to Knit for Beginners” and I can’t wait to get started. I am having a hard time getting off this site so I can begin. I love reading the different blogs. Thank you so much.