Sooo I’m guessing you wanna make a super cute slouch. But you need to know how to join with knitting first, right? Yeah, sounds familiar. So let me show you how it’s done. I’ll show you with huge circular needles and super bulky yarn so it’s easier to see. Keep in mind, you don’t have to use this size, although it’s a lot easier for beginners to use bigger yarn and needles at first. Trust me, I know….
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First here is a video tutorial to help ya out
But if you aren’t good with videos and prefer a photo tutorial, I’ve got that for ya too!
Step 1: Make sure your cast on isn’t twisted, or it will twist with each round you make.
Step 2: Insert the right needle, under the left needle. Like you would to make the knit stitch.
Step 3: Take the yarn over the needle like you would with the knit stitch.
Step 4: Slide the stitch off the needle like you would with a knit stitch.
Step 5: Yay!!! You’ve learn to join with knitting!! Congrats!
Method Two – This method requires an extra cast on.
Step 1: Insert the needle in purl-wise.
Step 2: Take the yarn over the needle, like you would purl-wise.
Step 3: Take the yarn off the needle like you would purl-wise.
Step 4: Now you are left with a purl stitch on the left needle. See the second stitch on the right needle? Yup, that one.
Step 6: Take that second stitch over the first stitch as shown below.
Step 7: Take that second stitch off the needle. YAY!!! You have learned 2 new ways to join. Now you can make that super cute slouch you’ve had your eye on!! 🙂
Difference between method 1 & 2
Method 1: Most common joining method, also can leave a nice little bar at the bottom of your project.
Method 2: You have to add an extra cast on to use this method. Also, you don’t have that nice little bar at the bottom of your project.
What method do you prefer making?
And before I completely forget, I know sometimes you need some extra help with something. Well since I'm really busy, it can take me a day or 2 before I can get back to you. The thing is, I feel REALLY bad about that. So I created the Ultimate Knit and Crochet Facebook group. It's got some really awesome women that love to share their projects, help out and get inspired from your cool adventures. But if you'd rather wait, you can always DM me on Insta for a lil extra help. :) All good?
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