Beginners Guide to Knit: How to Tie a Slip Knot & Two Ways to Cast On

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We all start as beginners, if you want to learn how to knit then the first two things you need to learn is how to tie a slip knot and how to cast on.

This tutorial will show you step by step on how to tie a slip knot, plus two very easy ways of casting on your stitch.

What does tying a slip knot means?

When you begin a new knitting project, you tie a slip knot which also acts as your first cast on stitch. This knot will form a loop which you will transfer to your knitting needle and yes, this first stitch is also counted as your first cast on stitch.

Video Tutorials: How to Tie a Slip Knot in Knitting

There are so many ways to cast on, but for beginners these two methods are the easiest and most commonly used. So after you tie your first slip knot, you can either use the “Knit Backwards Loop Cast On or Single Cast On” method or the “Knit Cast On” method.


What are the main differences between “Backwards Loop Cast On / Single Cast On” method with “Knit Cast On” method?

Backwards loop cast on is very easy to learn and very fast to do for beginners, but after you knit for a while you will notice that it is hard to control the tension of your first row and the stitches may get uneven. While knit cast on method is slightly more difficult to learn when compared, it is easier to even out your first row stitch.

How to Knit Backwards Loop Cast On or Single Cast On

How to Knit Cast On

I have gone ahead casting on and knitting a few rows to show you what they look like. The swatch in Red is made using “Knit Cast On” and the swatch in white is made using the “Backwards Loop Cast On”. In this photo example, you can’t actually see any unevenness with the white swatch as the cast on is not that long. In general it’s harder to control the evenness when you have a big project. With the Knit Cast On, the cast on edge is more rigid than the backwards loop cast on.

comparison-how-to-knit-cast-on-vs-backwards-loop-cast-on

Red = Knit Cast On
White = Backwards Loop Cast On / Single Cast On

In summary, there are lots of ways to cast on when knitting aside from the two methods shown above. “Single Cast On” and “Knit Cast On” are two easiest methods to learn for beginner knitters. It is really up to you to pick and choose whichever method suits you best. Because most of all, we knit for the love and enjoyment of it. As always, I wish you have a Wonderful Day & Happy Knitting! ♥


Video Tutorials: How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Covers (Part 5)

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Hi Everyone!

Here is the fifth part of the video tutorials for Snowman Mobile Phone Cover.

The fifth part contains knitting the Front Side from Row 21 – Row 23.

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 5)

Remember, if you do make the snowman phone case, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

If you like Free knitting patterns in this site and wish to show your support ♥, you can click the “Buy me a Ball of Yarn” below and it will direct you to PayPal. Any amount is highly appreciated and will go towards designing more free knitting patterns :) :


Video Tutorials: How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Covers (Part 4)

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Hi Everyone!

Here is the fourth part of the video tutorials for Snowman Mobile Phone Cover.

The fourth part contains knitting the Front Side from Row 16 – Row 20.

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 4)

Remember, if you do make the snowman phone case, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

If you like Free knitting patterns in this site and wish to show your support ♥, you can click the “Buy me a Ball of Yarn” below and it will direct you to PayPal. Any amount is highly appreciated and will go towards designing more free knitting patterns :) :


Video Tutorials: How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Covers (Part 3)

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Hi Everyone!

Here is the third part of the video tutorials for Snowman Mobile Phone Cover.

The third part contains knitting the Front Side from Row 13 – Row 15.

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 3)

Remember, if you do make the snowman phone case, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

If you like Free knitting patterns in this site and wish to show your support ♥, you can click the “Buy me a Ball of Yarn” below and it will direct you to PayPal. Any amount is highly appreciated and will go towards designing more free knitting patterns :) :


Video Tutorials: How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 2)

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Hi Everyone!

Here is the second part of the video tutorials for Snowman Mobile Phone Cover.

The second part contains knitting the Front Side from Row 8 – Row 12.

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 2)

Remember, if you do make the snowman phone case, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

If you like Free knitting patterns in this site and wish to show your support ♥, you can click the “Buy me a Ball of Yarn” below and it will direct you to PayPal. Any amount is highly appreciated and will go towards designing more free knitting patterns :) :


Video Tutorials: How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 1)

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Hi Everyone!

I’m excited to share this video with you … First, I was dreading to start compiling the Snowman mobile phone cover video (you will see soon why I was dreading that moment!) . Well it’s because it’s huge!!! The whole video when I am done with it will contain step by step tutorials on how to create the cover from start to finish. You know what they say, the first step is usually the hardest. So once I get started, everything just flows on and so here we have the first part of the video tutorials ready now :)

I am working on the next part and will share them all on the blog once ready. I am not sure how many parts there will be in total, I will need to separate them as it takes so long to encode the video. I will clearly label each part so you know exactly where things are. The first part contains knitting the Front Side from Row 1 – Row 7.

How to Knit Snowman Mobile Phone Cover (Part 1)

Remember, if you do make the snowman phone case, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

If you like Free knitting patterns in this site and wish to show your support ♥, you can click the “Buy me a Ball of Yarn” below and it will direct you to PayPal. Any amount is highly appreciated and will go towards designing more free knitting patterns :) :


Video Tutorials: How to Knit Unisex Lace Border Scarf

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Hi All, here is the video tutorials for my Free Unisex Lace Border Scarf knitting patterns. This video will show you how to knit “Row 3″ of the knitting pattern. Row 3 is the most complicated row to knit, and if you know this row, you will know how to knit the whole scarf :)

How to Knit Scarf: Unisex Lace Border Scarf

Remember, if you do make this scarf, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

If you like Free knitting patterns in this site and wish to show your support ♥:


Video Tutorials: How to Make Bead Crown Accessories

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Hi All, here is the video tutorials for my Free Frog Coin Purse knitting patterns. This video will show you how I make the crown charm accessories.

How to Make Bead Crown Accessories

Remember, if you do make the frog coin purse, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

Feeling generous today? ♥:


Video Tutorials: How to Add Beads for Frog Coin Purse Cheek

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Hi All, here is the video tutorials for my Free Frog Coin Purse knitting patterns. This video will show you how I add beads for the cheek.

How to Add Beads for Frog Coin Purse Cheek

Remember, if you do make the frog coin purse, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

Feeling generous today? ♥:


Video Tutorials: How to Knit Short Rows & Make Loop for Strawberry Keychain

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Hi All, here is the video tutorials for Strawberry Keychain. This video will show you how I knit the leaves and make loop for the keychain.

How to Knit Short Rows & Make Loop for Strawberry Keychain

Remember, if you do make the strawberry keychain, I would love it if you can share them with me by either sending me the photos via email for a chance to be published in the blog / tag me on Facebook / upload them in my Ravelry

Feeling generous today? ♥:


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