Have you always wanted to have a go at knitting and thought it was too hard? Well simple knitting is easy, you can do it, and with these slow motion videos, it’s easy to learn.

You will simply need to pick some wool in a colour you like and some knitting needles, which you can purchase at your local Spotlight or Lincraft.

Here is an easy guide to learning to knit!

1. You have to firstly cast on stitches onto your needle

This Youtube video is in slow motion and easy to follow.

2. The second step is knitting stitches to add length, just keep going until it’s your desired length.

Watch the Youtube video which is in slow motion and easy to follow.

Once you’ve mastered this, Kristen has many YouTube videos where you can learn more complex stitches.

Try it out and let us know how you go! SHARE your thoughts with us in the comments below.


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  • We can all start knitting a scarf :D


  • I love that it is in slow motion, yay!


  • This is great for people who want to start knitting. You don’t see much of it being done these days but I still keep my hand in


  • I love to knit, idem for crocheting. I knitted my first jumper when I was 8 years old and remember me and my sister would all knit together. I have done many projects since and always make up my own patterns, My kids knit too, but aren’t such a big lovers as I was when I was young.


  • Looks so straight forward and easy yet my fingers never seem to do what I want them to do with knitting!


  • Youtube videos are awesome for learning new things. My Mum was left-handed, so whilst she loved to knot, it never worked when she tried to teach us. No excuses now.


  • Fantastic post, it will help others I am sure. I have knitted from about age 10 and love knitting. But others still haven’t learned the craft. I made sure all my children, both boys and girls could knot and they all knitted themselves a scarf. But I bet they have long forgotten the craft.


  • I love knitting – I have slowed down recently as I have felt too busy but I must return. It is very therapeutic and my stress levels have gone up.


  • I’ve just started knitting over the holidays and I really like this way of casting on. I think my needles are too small though… bigger gets through things quicker. I’m knitting squares for a blanket and trying different styles of knitting (or stitches? I don’t know the terminology yet!)


  • great post, I find it really hard to keep the correct tension in the knitting..


  • I love knitting. Its so therapeutic watching the garment come together. Just the action of picking up needles and wool makes me feel good. I would recommend it to everyone.


  • I watch my wonderful Mother in Law, Brother in Law and Grandmother in Law knit such beautiful things and I always wish I could do the same. Now might be the time to learn!


  • I can never get the tension right! I think you are cleverer than me!


  • I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit. I never really took the time to learn from my grandma before she passed away :( I would love to be able to pass on things like this to my own daughter. Think i’ll add it to my list of things to do this year, as well as learning to sew :)


  • This is how I learnt the very basics of knitting and crotcheting by watching Utube. With knitting I found it harder as you have to concentrate more and tension is very important in making a good piece of wool. My mother and mother in law was taught hands and knitted a lot of children’s clothing . For some reason I don’t think they enjoyed it much as it was more for survival so they never really took it as a hobby like most of us would .


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