It's time for our first proper tutorial! The first thing you need to learn is how to cast on. This means transferring your yarn onto the needles, ready to start knitting. There's a whole bunch of different methods of casting on. This one is called the Thumb Cast-On, and it's the first method I was taught as a child. It gives quite a stretchy cast-on edge, which means it's great for things like beanie hats and wrist edges, where you need that extra "give" in the finished piece
Getting started with any new craft can be scary, but not to worry! Here at Yours Yarnfully, we'll help you get on your way. Step 1 - Find a Pattern Find a pattern you like and that is easy to get started with. Ravelry has some amazing free patterns from the community. You're looking for any pattern that's knitted on straight needles (also known as "working flat" as opposed to "worked in the round") and is fairly simple,but otherwise it's completely up to your personal taste!