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Knitting first involves finding a type of yarn, either in a hank or a scheme, and matching the yarn to the proper size needles for the best results. Start knitting using the knit stitch with a demonstration from an advanced knitter in this free video on knitting.

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Hi, I'm Allison from ImagiKnit in San Francisco. To start knitting all you really need is a ball or a hank of yarn also called a scheme. Typically this will be called a hank when it looks like a braid, and a pair of needles. Your yarn and the needles have to match. And what I mean by that is whenever you look at a yarn, you should make sure to look at the ball band or the tag on the yarn, it will tell you what size needles to use and about how many stitches per inch you would get on those size... on those particular needles. Here it says use a size ten or eleven and you'll get three to three and a half stitches for each inch of knitted fabric. To do the knit stitch, take the right hand needle and place it through the front of the first loop on the left hand needle, wrap the yarn with the index finger, pull the right needle through the loop, and pull the left needle stitch off. Again, with your right hand needle, through the loop, wrap, pull through with the right needle and pull the old stitch off the left needle. And that's how you begin knitting.

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