Knitting

It’s not difficult to see why knitting has been so popular for so long. There aren’t many crafts that feel as cozy as using yarn and two needles to create soft, wearable fabric. Learn a creative, three-dimensional and deeply relaxing craft that’s been shown to be good for your health.

Knitting

It’s not difficult to see why knitting has been so popular for so long. There aren’t many crafts that feel as cozy as using yarn and two needles to create soft, wearable fabric. Learn a creative, three-dimensional and deeply relaxing craft that’s been shown to be good for your health.

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Introducing
Knitting

Knitting uses two long pointed needles and yarn to create fabric. There are lots of different knitting stitches you can use to add texture and shaping to the pieces you make, which can be stitched together to create clothes, toys and homewares. Knitting needles come in lots of different thicknesses and lengths. The size of the needle you choose will change the fabric you knit. Fine yarn knitted on small needles will create a dense fabric while the same yarn knitted on much bigger needles will give you a loose loopy effect.

There are lots of different types of yarn. It comes in different thicknesses. The band that's wrapped around the ball or skein of yarn you buy will tell you what the yarn is made of, what size needles to use, the length, the gauge, washing instructions and a dye lot number. Learning to knit with good quality yarn and accessories will make your experience more enjoyable. We sell a fantastic range of yarns of different weights and styles, knitting needles and accessories. If you already love knitting you’ll probably want to dive right in and choose your favorite yarns and patterns and get knitting. If you prefer someone to gather everything you need for you, we have developed a range of knitting kits that contain everything you need.

If you are just starting out it's a good idea to start with a simple pattern with a basic square or rectangular shape, like a scarf or blanket. We also have video tutorials and a detailed knitting guide with step by step stitch descriptions and diagrams to help you master knitting.

Your essential knitting toolkit

Knitting needles in the right size for your project

Enough yarn for your pattern

Sharp scissors

Tape measure to ensure your knitting is the right size

Stitch markers to keep track of where you are

Pattern

Introducing
Knitting

Knitting uses two long pointed needles and yarn to create fabric. There are lots of different knitting stitches you can use to add texture and shaping to the pieces you make, which can be stitched together to create clothes, toys and homewares. Knitting needles come in lots of different thicknesses and lengths. The size of the needle you choose will change the fabric you knit. Fine yarn knitted on small needles will create a dense fabric while the same yarn knitted on much bigger needles will give you a loose loopy effect.

There are lots of different types of yarn. It comes in different thicknesses. The band that's wrapped around the ball or skein of yarn you buy will tell you what the yarn is made of, what size needles to use, the length, the gauge, washing instructions and a dye lot number. Learning to knit with good quality yarn and accessories will make your experience more enjoyable. We sell a fantastic range of yarns of different weights and styles, knitting needles and accessories. If you already love knitting you’ll probably want to dive right in and choose your favorite yarns and patterns and get knitting. If you prefer someone to gather everything you need for you, we have developed a range of knitting kits that contain everything you need.

If you are just starting out it's a good idea to start with a simple pattern with a basic square or rectangular shape, like a scarf or blanket. We also have video tutorials and a detailed knitting guide with step by step stitch descriptions and diagrams to help you master knitting.

Your essential knitting toolkit

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Visit the DMC Craft Studio for helpful hints, tips and step by step stitch diagrams as well as more detailed articles about knitting.

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Knitting
Learn with us
Knitting

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Knitting How To: Tie A Slip Knot And Cast On
Learn how to start your knitting in this easy to follow tutorial.

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Knitting How To: Knit Stitch
Learn how to knit the knit stitch in this easy to follow tutorial.

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How to Knit the Purl Stitch
Learn how to knit the purl stitch in this easy to follow tutorial.
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