Mastering Knitting Basics: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, Binding Off

By Pam Allen, Shannon Okey

Every knitting project, whether simple or advanced, requires you to use four techniques: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. When you’re starting out with knitting, following written instructions — even good ones — can be tough. Here are four videos, one for each technique, that you can watch to get a feel for the hand motions and needle movements. Sometimes watching someone else perform a stitch can help you go from “What?!” to “Oh! I get it!”