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Knit Basics

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

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

Knit Basics: How to Pick Your Cast On - Knitting Cast On Methods

16th February 2022 15 min read

Knit Basics: How To Choose Your Yarn

16th February 2022 3 min read

Knit Basics: Knit Stitch

3rd February 2022 0 min read

Knit Basics: How to Block and Measure a Knitted Swatch

22nd October 2021 0 min read

Knit Basics: Introduction to Swatching

22nd October 2021 0 min read
Take Your First steps

Start with a Hat!

Get the yarn, pattern, and full video workshop to get you started on your knitting journey. The Floop Hat is a great first project. We have bite sized step-by-step video tutorials that take you from your first cast on right through to binding off and blocking your brand new hat. All available 24/7 across multiple devices and an interactive comments section so you can reach out if you have any questions. What are you waiting for?

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Are you a brand new knitter?

We understand it can be confusing and overwhelming at the start, so we’ve put together the best resources and products for you to help you on your way.


Starter bundle

Everything you need in one place

In this beginner's knitting kit you will have everything you need to complete your first few knitting projects; working from a garter pouch through to a hat and finally a baby cardigan. Plus an extensive online video course to get you started.

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Learn the basics with Zero to Knit

Become your own knitting hero by learning the skills you need to knit your first cardigan your way. Zero to Knit is a power-packed workshop series that takes you by the hand from utter knitting novice right the way through to completing your first (mini) cardigan.

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Our guide

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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Beginners 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.

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