Knit Basics

If you are new to knitting, or want to learn more about different techniques come jump into our Knit Basics blog.

See all our knit basics articles here, from basics through to more advanced techniques.

How to Knit | Provisional Cast-On

11th April 2022 5 min read

Blocking Your Knits

11th April 2022 1 min read

How to Knit | Short Rows

11th April 2022 0 min read

Purl Through Back Loops (ptbl)

21st March 2022 0 min read

Knitting Styles | Continential or English?

21st March 2022 3 min read

Stockinette/ Stocking Stitch (St St)

3rd March 2022 0 min read

Garter Stitch

3rd March 2022 0 min read

Bind-Off or Cast-Off

3rd March 2022 1 min read

Twisted Ribbing

3rd March 2022 0 min read
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Free Knitting Tutorials

We have easy step by step guides/video tutorials on everything from casting on, bind off, short rows, cables and more. Everything is ready for you in bite sized videos of ten minutes or less. What are you waiting for?

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Are you a brand new knitter?

We understand It can be confusing, overwhelming and a bit frustrating at the start, so we’ve put togheter the best resources and products for you to kick start easily.


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Everything you need in one place

Starting your knitting adventure can be a little daunting especially when it comes to knitting terms and abbreviations. Check out our list of common abbreviations here so that you can take your next knitting steps with ease and confidence.

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Learn the basics with Zero to Knit

Starting your knitting adventure can be a little daunting especially when it comes to knitting terms and abbreviations. Check out our list of common abbreviations here so that you can take your next knitting steps with ease and confidence.

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Abbreviations got you stumped?

Starting your knitting adventure can be a little daunting especially when it comes to knitting terms and abbreviations. Check out our list of common abbreviations here so that you can take your next knitting steps with ease and confidence.

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Beginers patterns

Fall in love with your next project

If you learn best by doing then why don't you work yourself through one of our beginner patterns? All techniques are explained in detail with links to video tutorials where necessary.

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Knit Your first Cardigan

If you've always wanted to knit a cardigan for yourself then Dacite is the perfect place to start. Knit in one piece, from the top down, there is even an add-on video workshop available to help you out.

Knit My First Cardi