Learning how to knit the knit stitch is one of the first things every knitter must learn! If you can knit the knit stitch, you can knit anything!


Let’s get started!

Things you’ll need:


  • Yarn of choice

  • Needles of choice




Prep Step!

Make a slip knot and cast-on as many stitches as you’d like.

(10 or more works best if you want lots of practice!)


Step 1

From the left side to the right, insert your free needle into the first loop of the first stitch on your active needle.


Free needle: needle with no stitches

Active needle: needle with stitches


Step 2

Wrap your working yarn counter-clockwise around the inserted needle.


Step 3

Pull wrapped yarn through the stitch using the inserted needle.


Step 4

Pull knitted stitch off of the active needle



Repeat steps 1-4 until entire row is done.

If you’d like to get some more practice in, feel free to knit another row!



If you’ve done multiple knit rows, you should have something that looks similar to this:


This simple and striped knit pattern is called the Garter Stitch!


Great job!


Now that you’ve learned one of the basic stitches of knitting, you can start making a scarf, a dishcloth, or maybe even a blanket! Whatever you want to make, its up to you!

Dont know what to knit yet?

Try learning one of these cool knit stitch patterns!