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Grab your needles and yarn and get ready to knit baby gifts, blankets, hats, scarves, and more.
You Will Need
- Your knitting project, with the appropriate number of "cast on" stitches
Hold the needle with all the cast-on stitches in your left hand, and the empty needle in your right. Position your work so the cast on-stitches are at the bottom of the needle, and the yarn trails away to your right.
Slip needle through loop
Slip the point of the empty needle through the topmost loop on your left needle. The tops of the needles will now be forming an "X".
Hold the crossed needles in your left hand and, with your right hand, wrap the yarn under and around the bottom needle in a counterclockwise direction. It should now be positioned between the two needles and trailing to the right side again.
Taking the right-hand needle back in your right hand, push its tip down with your left index finger and carefully bring it forward, catching the yarn sitting between the two needles as you do so. The right needle should now be on the top of the X with the yarn looped around it.
Slip off loop
Move the left needle down, so that the loop now at the top of it slips off--but don't let the new loop on your right needle fall off while you're doing this. You have just knitted a knit stitch.
Complete first row
Hold both needles with the fingers of your left hand again, repeating the steps to knit as many stitches as you cast on. When all your stitches have moved from the needle in your left hand to the needle in your right hand, you've completed your first row.
Swap the needles so the one with the stitches is back in your left hand and the empty one is back in your right hand. Continue knitting the stitches from one needle to the other as your pattern requires.