The Basics

The Basics pattern book contains instructions for 3 beginner knitting projects and each pattern is written for 3 different yarn weights (DK, Worsted or Bulky). Each pattern also contains links to The Brown Stitch YouTube channel where you can watch video tutorials on each of the beginner techniques used.
These patterns are perfect for the beginner knitter or anyone looking for basic accessory patterns for multiple yarn weights. I also recommend using this collection if you are a knitting instructor and looking for patterns that are basic enough for a true-blue beginner and will help guide them through the process of learning to knit.

Cost for eBook containing all 3 patterns: $5.00

#1: APPLETON:

This garter stitch scarf is a great first project for the beginner knitter. It introduces the 3 basic knitting tech­niques: casting on, the knit stitch and binding off. Video tutorials were made for this pattern that show how to do these basic techniques.

Yarn Weight: DK (Worsted, Bulky)

Gauge: 6 (5, 4) sts = 1” / 2.5 cm in Garter stitch

Yarn: Approx. 350 (300, 240) yds DK (Worsted, Bulky) weight yarn, shown in Worsted ver­sion using Vintage by Berroco (50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon; 100g = 217 yds), 2 skeins.

Needles & Other Supplies
• US 6 (8, 10) / 4 (5, 6) mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

#2: BETHEL

In this ribbed scarf project you’ll incorporate all of the basic knitting techniques, such as casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch and binding off. It creates a warm and cozy accessory that you can wear in multiple ways. Video tutorials were made for this pattern that show how to do these basic techniques.

Yarn Weight: DK (Worsted, Bulky)

Gauge: 5.5 (4.5, 3.5) sts = 1” / 2.5 cm in Rib, fully stretched

Yarn: Approx. 450 (375, 260) yds DK (Worsted, Bulky) weight yarn, shown in Bulky ver­sion using Vintage Chunky by Berroco (50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon; 100g = 130 yds), 2 skeins (note: entire 2 skeins was used in sample with no yardage leftover so you may want to consider purchasing 3 skeins to be safe).

Needles & Other Supplies:
• US 6 (8, 10) / 4 (5, 6) mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

#3: CANAAN

In this cowl project you’ll incorporate all of the basic knitting techniques, such as casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch and binding off and also learn to knit in the round on a circular knitting needle. I created a video for this project as well that shows you how to join to work in the round (especially helpful if you’ve never done it before!)
It’s designed to be worn long, with the option to wrap around your neck twice for a closer fit.

Yarn Weight: DK (Worsted, Bulky)

Gauge: 5.5 (4.5, 3.5) sts = 1” / 2.5 cm in pattern

Yarn: Approx. 280 (240, 180) yds DK (Worsted, Bulky) weight yarn, shown in DK version using Vintage DK by Berroco (50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon; 100g = 288 yds), 1 skein.

Needles & Other Supplies:
• 24” / 61 cm circular knitting needle in size US 6 (8, 10) / 4 (5, 6) mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• 1 stitch marker
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

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