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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: Finishing Your Knits

18th January 2024 0 min read

Knit Basics: How to Adjust your Pattern Size for Gauge

14th August 2023 5 min read

Knit Basics: How to Pick Your Garment Size

20th January 2023 5 min read

Knit Basics: How to Knit a Provisional Cast-On

11th April 2022 5 min read

Knit Basics: Blocking Your Knits

11th April 2022 10 min read

Knit Basics: Short Rows Overview

11th April 2022 5 min read

Knit Basics: Purl Through Back Loops (ptbl)

21st March 2022 2 min read

Knit Basics: Knitting Styles | Continential or English?

21st March 2022 3 min read

Knit Basics: Stockinette/ Stocking Stitch (St St)

3rd March 2022 2 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.

Knit My First Cardi