How to do a knit stitch
The basic knit stitch is the foundation of all your knitting and the first one you'll learn when you're starting out. Here we'll show you how it's done.
That’s all there is to it! Keep going in garter stitch (knitting every row) in this way until you feel comfortable with the technique. 28 rows is a good number and should form a square.
When you’re ready to stop, take a look at our tutorial on how to cast off knitting to find out how to get your stitches off the needles.
Don’t worry if your knitting looks uneven or a bit holey – this is totally normal for a first try (and a second, and third…). Practice makes perfect, so cast on some more stitches and have another go!
Ready to learn more? Check out our complete guide to knitting for beginners for more essential tips and advice.
Beginner knitting patterns
Ready to start following a pattern? Take your skills to the next level with our easy knits for beginners.