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Beginner Knitting Tutorial

Beginner Knitting Tutorial
Beginner Knitting Tutorial

This Beginner Knitting Tutorial was filmed live on Facebook with 4 cast-ons, showing how to knit and how to purl as well as Binding off and tons of tip in-between.

It was fun to interact with people and they felt like it was their own personal class with me.  I encourage you to join us next time! The live chat allows you to ask questions and get immediate responses.

You will also learn how to tink, knit backwards, to fix a mistake and yarn over at the beginning of a row and in the middle.

The following is a full 90 minute lesson in a video tutorial by Kristen Mangus at GoodKnit Kisses. Live comments and interaction can be seen and heard as well. Be sure to catch knitting live chats and demonstrations on Wednesdays at


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Beginner Knitting Tutorial

REPLAY JUMP. (Jump to minute below for events in description; scrub through video to find the part you need)
*5:25 to bypass most talking in the beginning.
*9:45 – 32:00 Cast-ons shown (Thumb/Quick, Knit Cast-On, Cable CO, Longtail/Slingshot)
*33:00 – 45:10 Knit stitch, seeing stitches, garter and counting rows
*45:10 – 55:00 Purl stitch, stockinette, “frog”, garter border, fix an accidental hole (yarn over), repeats (k3, p until 3 sts rem, k3)
*55:00 – 59:40 More purl stitch and TIPS for pattern reading and note taking, design/ pattern creating or notes as you go, problem solving, how to find more videos in playlists
*1:01:40 – 1:03:45 Knit backward (tink/undo stitches one at a time to fix), purl backward to undo a purl.
*1:04:45 – 1:10:25 Bind off
* Yarn over (YO) at beginning of row and middle
*1:11:54 – 1:23:45 Yarnover at beginning of row and middle; Easy Triangle Lacey shawl; circular needle shown and discussed.
Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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