Knitting

Using a needle and a yarn of wool you can knit anything!

What is knitting?

Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric. Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches. Knitting has multiple stitches on the needle at a time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of interlocking loops.

Where did Knitting originate from?

Evidence of the earliest knitting, using two needles, is believed to come from Egypt. In the eleventh century, where more knitted socks were found. But from there we jump to thirteenth and fourteenth century Europe, particularly France, Germany and Britain. Fun fact: One of the first pairs of socks ever knitted looks nothing at all like the socks we wear today.

What is knitting used for?

Knitting is used to make things like scarves, blankets, jumpers, socks, beanies etc. The objects knitted are usually to keep you warm as wool is a natural fibre and contains tiny pockets of air within each woolen fibre which provides insulation and breathability.

Method for knitting.

1. Make a slip knot and place it on the needle.

2. Pull it into a stitch and loop the yarn under and around.

3. With the right-hand needle, pull the loop of yarn through the stitch and slip the loop onto the left-hand needle to form a second stitch.

4. Put the right-hand needle between the two stitches you've just made. Loop the yarn under and around the right-hand needle as before.

5.With the right-hand needle, pull the loop of yarn through the stitch and slip the loop onto the left-hand needle to form the third stitch. Continue until you have the required number of stitches.

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What I like about knitting and what would I produce if I were to use it in your own project

I like knitting because it is a very useful technique and can improve your concentration and focus. Knitting keeps you occupied and is very easy as soon as you get the hang of it. If I was to use it in my own project I would knit the outside of the fabric book to connect it all together.