Skip to main content

Knitting Basics

Learn to Knit Kit Series: Long Tail Cast On The Long Tail Cast On is a great addition to your knitting repertoire as it creates a stretchy, good-looking edge you'll use again and again!
Learn to Knit Kit Series: Knit Stitch The knit stitch is a knitting fundamental that you'll learn in this video. Both English & Continental methods are taught so you can hold the yarn in the hand that's most comfortable.
Learn to Knit Kit Series: Purl Stitch Here you'll learn a knitting foundational skill—how to knit the purl stitch in both English and Continental. Right or left handed the purl stitch is a staple for your knitting experience.
Learn to Knit Kit Series: Bind Off Here we'll show you how to finish your piece with a standard knit bind off.
Learn to Knit Kit Series: Ribbing In this video learn the basics of a 2x2 ribbing that will become the foundation of hats, cuff and scarves for many projects to come!
Learn to Knit Kit Series: How to Fix a Dropped Stitch In this video, you'll learn how to pick up a dropped stitch and ensure it's seated on your needles correctly.
Learn how to wind a center pull ball using only your hands. In this video, Grace walks you through the steps of winding a ball of yarn so you can work with the end from the middle of the ball. This is a great technique to know how to do if you don't have a ball winder and yarn swift.
Tired of using up time winding twist hanks and skeins into balls instead of knitting? Stop using chair backs, family and friends and invest in a ball winder and swift.
Learn how to swatch in the round.
Learn how to knit Continental with WEBS staff member Dena Childs.
Learn how to Purl Continental with WEBS staff member Dena Childs!
Learn how to knit English style with Tina McElmoyl.
Working with more than one color in a knitting project is fun! Learn how to add a new color to your project with this easy technique. After that, the possibilities are endless!
Learn how to join your knitting in the round when working on a circular needle.
If you can't stand the gap created when joining yarn to knit in the round, and you don't want to try and cover it up when you are sewing in your ends, this technique is an easy way to avoid it. With a couple of slipped stitches and a twist, the gap is taken care of and you can knit away!
Learn how to knit in the round using Knitter's Pride Dreamz double pointed needles with Kirsten Hipsky.
Learn how to start your project flat, then join it in the round while knitting with double pointed needles.
Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch in a garter stitch fabric.
Learn how to pick up dropped stitches in stockinette fabric with a crochet hook.
Learn how to knit an i-cord.
Arm knitting is easy, fun and all the rage! Try it out with your favorite bulky yarn, multiple strands of a lighter weight yarn, or even roving. In no time at all you will learn an interesting new knitting technique and have the latest accessory! For specific instructions see Valley Yarns #593 Arm Knit Scarf. Yarn used for the scarf in this video is Valley Yarns Berkshire.


A two color cast on is the perfect way to add a little pop of color into your project! Learn this simple technique and add one more way to make your knitting unique.
Learn to knit the Old Norwegian cast on with Leslie Ann Bestor.
Learn how to work the Provisional Crochet Cast On. Use scrap yarn for your cast-on edge and then remove it when you need to pick up the stitches and work them later.
This cast on is a great way to create a tight even center when you are knitting in the round from the center out. The stitches seem to grow evenly out from the center giving your work a polished and well made look.


Learn how to work a three needle bind off. It's a handy technique for joining two pieces of knitting and binding off at the same time!
Learn how to knit the suspended bind off with Leslie Ann Bestor.
When knitting a garment from the top down, the Bound-Off Hem may be just the right hem if you prefer knitting to sewing. It is similar to the 3-needle bind off where you will knit together the live stitches with a strand from the back of your fabric as you bind off. Note that the Bound-Off Hem will be bulkier than a sewn bind-off. Be careful to bind off loosely so your hem has enough stretch.


Learn how to purl through the back loop (ptbl) and purl two together through the back loop (p2togtbl) in this short video!
Learn how to knit cables using a cable needle.
Learn how to cable without a cable needle. In this video Sara describes two different techniques to create cables without using another needle.
Learn a basic brioche stitch with Tina McElmoyl.
Learn how to knit the popcorn stitch with WEBS education manager Tina McElmoyl.
Learn how to knit a bobble stitch with Tina McElmoyl. Bobbles can be made in almost any stitch background. For this example, bobbles are made in a field of stockinette stitches.

Increases & Decreases

Learn how to knit front and back, a common increase.
The make 1 set of stitches are great if you need an invisible increase in your knitting.
Learn how to knit multiple stitches into one stitch with this easy tutorial!
Knitting multiple stitches through the back loop can be tricky. This simple technique uses a crochet hook to take all the stress out of knitting multiple stitches through the back loop.
Learn one way of doing a central double increase with Kirsten Hipsky.
Learn how to knit two together, a common right-leaning decrease.
Learn how to slip-slip-knit, a common left-leaning decrease.
Learn how to make one purlwise (m1p).
Learn how to purl two stitches together (p2tog) and purl three stitches together (p3tog).


A great deal of time, effort and money goes into making a handmade item. Learn how to take care of your handmade items by hand washing or by using a high efficiency washer and you'll be able to enjoy them for a lifetime!
Learn how to block your knitted lace project with blocking wires in this video by Webs - America's Yarn Store. Blocking is an important step in any lace project. Blocking will stretch the stitches and open up the lace pattern.
When knitting a garment from the top down, the Sewn Hem is a simple way of sewing the live stitches to the back of your fabric to create a finished looking hem. Use the Sewn Hem is quick to do and looks nearly invisible from the front of your knitting.
The Woven Hem is like a combination of kitchener stitch and duplicate stitch. It produces an elastic hem for top down knitting.
Learn how to graft live stitches to a cast on edge with Kirsten Hipsky.
This is a great technique for joining a side edge to your live stitches.
Learn how to knit an attached i-cord. This technique is useful for giving your knitted pieces a fully finished look.
Learn how to knit an i-cord join. This technique is used to join two pieces of knitting and gives your knitting a unique, fully finished look.
Learn how to make a pom pom using the Susan Bates Easy-Wrap Pom Pom Maker. Yarn shown is Valley Yarns Superwash Bulky.
Crochet can be used to embellish all sorts of projects. Do you have a plain sweater or a plain pair of mittens that could use a little color? Learn how to surface crochet on knitted fabric and explore the possibilities! It's easy, and can completely change the look of a project. Once you get the hang of it, you might not be able to stop!

Advanced Techniques

Learn how to knit jogless stripes when working in the round.
Learn how to pick up stitches in your knitting.
Short Rows are useful for making curves or darts in fabric. They are rows that are only partially worked before turning. There are a number of ways to do short rows. This video will show you how to do a basic wrap & turn.
Learn how to Kitchener stitch with Tina McElmoyl. Kitchener stitching is a great way to invisibly graft two pieces of knitting together.
Knitting backwards is a great technique to avoid having to frequently turn your work in entrelac projects.
Learn how to knit using two different colors in one row! With this technique you can create beautiful Fair Isle patterns and interesting motifs.
Sara Delaney demonstrates a clever and simple way to create beautiful plaid fabric with your knitting!
In this video, learn the techniques for this beautiful Argyle style pattern on a field of two-row garter stripes. Easier than it looks, you learn how to customize this pattern to make it your very own!
Learn how to knit a Latvian Braid with Emma Welford. In this video, Emma will show you how to knit both left leaning and right leaning Latvian braids.
Learn how to insert a lifeline into a complicated lace pattern and how to rip back to a lifeline in the case of a mistake. Lifelines are great to use in complicated lace or stitch patterns.

Tips & Tricks

Learn how to fix pulled stitches in your knitting project.
This video will show you how to connect our Knitter's Pride interchangeable needle and hook pieces.
Learn how to wet splice two pieces of yarn together.
Learn how to knit a swirly ruffle scarf with Berroco Lacey.