F. Basics of Knitting 3: Purl Stitch A. Before You Start

F. Basics of Knitting 3: Purl Stitch
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The Purl Stitch and the Knit Stitch are actually the reverse of each other. The front of the Purl Stitch looks like the back of
the Knit Stitch and the vice versa.
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A. Before You Start
Slip the point of the needle
under the yarn on your
thumb.
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2. Adult assistance and supervision is recommended.
3. The kit is intended for children aged over 8.
4. This kit and its finished products contain small parts, which may pose a choking hazard. Keep away from children
under 3 years old.
Take your thumb off the
needle, and leave the loop
on the needle. Pull the end of
the yarn to tighten.
Hold the needle with the
stitches on it in your left
hand. Insert the other needle
into the first stitch from back
to front.
E. Basics of Knitting 2: Knit Stitch
2 pairs of needles 6mm in diameter (known as size #6 in yarn stores), 1 plastic sewing needle, different coloured yarn, 4
buttons and detailed instructions. Contents are sufficient for making 1 mini fashion bag and 1 mini music player holder or
a cushion cover.
E1
E2
E3
tighten
the loose
end
F3
F4
tighten
the loose
end
Repeat the steps D4 - D6
again and again to add more
stitches. This will be the first
row of your knitting.
There are 2 main stitches used in knitting - Knit and Purl. Your knitting will be bumpy on both sides.
B. Contents
F2
E4
F5
The left hand needle will be Wrap the yarn around the tip Pull the loose end to tighten.
under your right-hand needle. of your right hand needle in
Remember to bring the yarn in an anti-clockwise direction.
front of the needles.
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F7
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G. Basics of Knitting 4: Stocking Stitch
Once you have learnt the Knit
Stitch and Purl Stitch, you
can combine both stitches
and create all sorts of
patterns.For example, one
row of Knit Stitch and one row
of Purl Stitch will create a
“Stocking Stitch”. You will
find your knitting will be
smooth on one side and
bumpy on the other. Or three
rows of Knit Stitch and 3 rows
of Purl Stitch will create a
Ribbing effect. The imagination is unlimited.
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G1 KNIT STITCH
Hold the needle with the
stitches on it in your left
hand. Insert the other needle
into the first stitch from front
to back.
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G2
tighten
the loose
end
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Now the right hand needle will
be under your left-hand
needle.
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Wrap the yarn around the
back of your right needle,
then between the tips of the
two needles.
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PURL STITCH
C. Remarks
1. There are 4 important skills in knitting: Casting On, Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch and Casting Off.
2. It is much easier for a beginner to knit when there is a more experienced person around. You could ask your parents,
sisters, school teachers, neighbours, or even sales people in yarn shops who are often very helpful.
3. Knitting needles come in various sizes. Usually the thicker the needle, the bigger the stitch will be. You could also
refer to the paper bands on yarn balls, which will indicate the size of needles and materials recommended as well as
colour reference numbers and washing instructions.
4. It is important to have a smooth and even stitch for the first row.
5. To help illustrate the process, some parts of the yarn shall be highlighted in a different colour.
tighten
the yarn
Before you start, follow the
steps D1- D7. Hold the
needle with the stitches on it
in your left hand. Insert the
other needle into the first
stitch from front to back.
D. Basics of Knitting 1: Casting On
Placing a foundation row of stitches on the needle in order to begin knitting is called Casting on.
D2
SLIP KNOT
D3
FIRST STITCH
Form a loop as in the diagram You should now have a slip
and pull.
knot.
Slide the silp knot onto a
knitting needle and pull the
end of the yarn to tighten.
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D4
E6
E7
Hold the needle with the slip
knot in your right hand. Clasp
the loose tail of the yarn with
the fingers of your left hand.
Slip the stitch off your
left-hand needle.
Now you will see a stitch
made on your right-hand
needle. Your first knit stitch
has been made.
Repeat steps E1 - E6 until After completing the first row
of knitting, swap the needles
the end of the row.
over so that the one with the
stitches is back in your left
hand. Continue until you reach
your desired length, bind off.
I. Other Useful Techniques
A. Weaving in Ends
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H6
Insert the right-hand needle
into the second stitch from
front to back. Now the right
hand needle will be under your
left-hand needle.
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F11
F12
You should now have made When all the stitches have
more
stitches
on
your been made onto your rightright-hand needle.
hand needle, you will have
finished the first row of your
knitting.
Swap the needles over, so the
one with stitches is back in
your left hand. Continue your
third row by repeating steps
F2-F7 continuously.
To make your finished knitting neater, thread the plastic
needle (provided) and use it to pass the loose end into the
edge of your knitting. This will ensure that your knitting
does not unravel.
2cm
16.5cm
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K2
Wrap the yarn around the tip Tighten the loose end. Bring
of your right hand needle in the loop of yarn through the
an anti-clockwise direction. first stitch on your left needle.
Slip the stitch off your left
hand needle.
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You may also like the following yarn products from the same series. Collect them all.
Mix and match different techniques to make cool yarn creation of your own.
The fun is unlimited.
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If you have a long loose end, you may also use it to connect
your knitted pieces together (or you may simply start with a
new yarn). Thread the yarn onto the needle and sew the sides
together and tie a knot at the end of the yarn. By choosing a
similar coloured yarn, you can achieve an invisible seam.
Complete 8 pieces of knitting using
different knitting stitches.
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Using the small plastic needle, connect
the pieces by sewing them together.
Fold them in half.
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BAG BODY
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Sew the upper and lower sides together.
Fill up your cushion by stuffing it with
some old cloth, yarn or a small old
pillow from home.
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knit
stitch
CROCHET ART
A crocheting kit ideal for kids and beginners!
Contents are sufficent for making at least three
of the illustrated examples: Coaster, Fashionable handbag, Placemat or a Trendy belt.
Instruction for left handed users are also
included.
For a prettier design, attach a button in
the center of the pillow. Your mini colourful
pillow is done!
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stocking
stitch
Thread a similar coloured yarn onto the
needle and sew the sides together.
Reverse the bag when completed.
knit
stitch
Create a knitted piece measuring
16.5cm x 28cm for the bag body.
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knit stitch
HANDLE
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Thread the
buttons onto
the bag
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L3
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L4
L5
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16cm
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knitting
2cm
knit stitch
is
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Create 2 handles measuring16cm x 2cm.
To make your handles thicker, it would
Sew the handles onto your bag.
be best to use double yarn whilst
knitting. Choose 2 different coloured
yarns to create a mixed yarn effect.
Cut 3 lengths of different coloured yarn, each at
90cm. Thread them along the rim of the bag,
leaving the yarn loose to create a ruffle effect.
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First complete a knit
work measuring 21cm
x 8.5cm using Knit
Stitch.
Cut 2 lengths of green Tie a knot.
yarn, each at 15cm.
Thread them through
the rim of your
knitting.
Stitch the left seam
together , then join the
right side together in
the same way.
WEAVING LOOM
Let your creativity and imagination bloom with
this beginner’s Weaving Loom! This kit
contains everything needed to create three
coasters and a mobile phone bag. You won’t
believe what you can weave!
QUESTION AND COMMENTS
2cm
16cm
Fold your knitting in half.
8.5cm
Knit Stitch
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E7
It should look like this. Carry When you have only one Insert the loose end through Now
your
on casting off by repeating stitch left on your right-hand the loop, gently pull on the completed.
steps H3-H9.
needle, pull up the final loop end of the yarn and tighten it.
and trim the yarn.
Continue by knitting alternate
rows of Knit Stitch and Purl
Stitch. The effect will be
smooth on one side and
bumpy on the other. This is
what is known as Stocking
Stitch.
back side
of your work
21cm
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24cm
Insert your left needle down Lift the first stitch over the
into the first stitch made on second stitch and off the tip
your right needle. Slide the of the needle.
stitches to the tip of the
right-hand needle.
2cm
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Swap the needles over, so the
one with stitches is back in
your left hand. Bring the yarn
to the front. Now begin the
row in Purl Stitch.
Lovely and Fun!
L. How to Make a Mini Music Player Holder
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When all stitches have been
made onto your right-hand
needle, you will have finished
the first row of your knitting.
Now that you have acquired the basic techniques of knitting, below are some cool suggestions for everyday projects that you
can now make yourself.
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You will see 2 stitches
remaining on your right-hand
needle. (note: never work
with more than 2 stitches on
your right-hand needle.)
Now you will see a stitch
made on your right-hand
needle. Your first knit stitch is
made.
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K1 8.5cm
Weaving in Ends
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Wrap the yarn around the
back of your right needle,
then between the tips of the
two needles.
Continue until you reach your
desired length and bind off.
Your finished piece should
look like this and will look
very much the same as the
Knit Stitch.
K. How to Make a Colourful Cushion
J. How to Make a Mini Handbag
Bring the loop of yarn through
the second stitch on your left
needle. Slide the right needle
away from your left-hand needle.
Now you will see another stitch
made on your right-hand needle.
Bring the loop of yarn through
the first stitch on your left
needle. Slip the stitch off
your left-hand needle.
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B. Seaming
back side
of your
work
Slip one stitch onto your It will look like this.
right-hand needle.
your You will now have one stitch Pull the working yarn in your
made on your right-hand right hand a little to tighten
needle.
then knit each stitch in the
row in the same way.
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When you have finished your knitting, you will want to secure all stitches so that they will not unravel. This is called Casting Off.
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F9
off
tighten
the loose
end
H. Basics of Knitting 5: Casting Off
H2
E8
Bring the loop of yarn through Slip the stitch
the first stitch on your left left-hand needle.
needle.
CASTING ON
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H1
Wrap the yarn around the Bring the loop of yarn
back of your right needle, through the first stitch on
then between the tips of the your left needle.
two needles.
8.5cm
D1
Now the right hand needle will
be under your left-hand
needle.
Select a button and
attach it to the front of
the mini holder. Now
your mini music player
holder is done.
CROSS STITCH
Cross stitch craftwork is a fun hobby you can
enjoy for a lifetime. It includes detailed
instructions and patterns, sufficent to make 1
butterfly fashion bag or 1 pen holder plus 4
fancy coasters. The fun is umlimited!
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