How To Knit – by Jesse James

Hi – I am Jesse James and I am a guest blogger on my Aunt Shel’s blog.

I learned how to knit this year when I worked on making a Fish Hat for our friend Mary.  I am 8 years old.  I did the mauve stripe and the light pink stripe.  Now I am working on my first very own project – a hat!

I am making the Wilted Warlock Hat pattern by Kelly McClure

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Kelly has “favorited” my project on Ravelry and I am going to show her my hat when it is finished.

Knitting is not hard.  I am going to explain how to do the basic knit stitch.

First, make sure the yarn is behind your right hand needle

Then, put the tip of your right hand needle into the front of the first stitch on your left hand needle going from the front to the back – like this. 

Then you wrap the yarn (that is behind the needles) around the tip of the right hand needle going from the back to the front of the needle – like this.

Then you pull the right hand needle through the loop on the left hand needle, catching the yarn you just wrapped around the needle, and pulling it through to make a new loop that is on your right hand needle – like this.

Then, as you pull the loop up on your right hand needle, you let the loop that was on the left hand needle pull off and drop – like this.

 Then you do it all over again.  I am knitting this hat on circular needles, which means I just keep knitting around in a circle.  I have knit 30 rounds of stitches.  When you knit them all correctly, it looks like this.

I also changed the pattern so I could do two big stripes in two different colors instead on just one color of stripes.  Here is what my hat looks like now.

Now that you know how easy it is to knit, you can try knitting with a parent and then, if you get that right, you can try knitting something else – like I did.

Thank you Jesse for joining my blog today and showing everyone how easy it is to knit when you are 8 years old. (from Aunt Shel)

About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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3 Responses to How To Knit – by Jesse James

  1. danielle says:

    Wow Jesse! I am super impressed and very proud of you. Someday I want to teach Emmet how to knit, and when that day comes, I will have to have him read this blog post so it can help him learn. Your hat looks like it’s going to be really great! Make sure you show it to all of us when it’s done, ok? Love, Aunt Danielle

  2. I will show it to all of you when it is done. Thank you for reading my post. I hope that Emmet learns how to knit when he gets bigger. I will help Emmet learn how to knit. When I am done with my hat I am going to make handwarmers to match it. I love you Aunt Danielle – Jesse

  3. Barbara Antonelli says:

    My ‘little pink boy’Jesse,I’m so proud of you, you knit so well! Your hat is coming out great!!! and you look so handsome in it…. too bad it’s getting warm out now.Looks like you’ll have to wait a few more months till you can wear it…

    Love you honey,Grandma xoxoxoxoxxo

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