3 Knit stitch – a step-by-step guide

Working a knit stitch is the next step once you know how to make a slip knot and cast on. Just follow these step-by-step instructions or watch the video at the bottom of the page.

Knit – step 1

Knit stitch step 1

About to knit the fourth stitch in the row. The yarn is at the back of the work and at the moment there are three stitches on the right-hand needle.

Knit – step 2

Knit stitch step 2

Insert right needle through next stitch on left-hand needle, taking the needle from left of stitch through the middle towards the back.

Knit – step 3

Knit stitch step 3

Wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle in an anticlockwise direction, 

Knit – step 4

Knit stitch step 4

Take the yarn between the needles and back towards the right. 

Knit – step 5

Knit stitch step 5

Take the right-hand needle under the left-hand needle through the middle of the stitch, sliding it towards the front, bringing the yarn with you – it’s now forming a loop on the right-hand needle.

Knit – step 6

Knit stitch step 6

Slip the original stitch off the left-hand needle, leaving the new loop (now the knitted stitch) on the right-hand needle. There are now four stitches on the right-hand needle.

Video showing how to work a knit stitch