Step by Step Guide for Knitting a Fashionable Dress

Step by Step Guide for Knitting a Fashionable Dress

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So you’re interested in knitting your own dress? Well, grab some knitting tools, buy a ball of yarn online, and get started because we have the perfect step-by-step guide to help you knit a fashionable dress!

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  1. To start with your first stitch, make a slip knot, and then place it on a needle. Then, tighten the yarn by pulling one end of it – this makes your first stitch. Hold the needle with your left hand, put the second needle in your right hand into the first stitch, loop the yarn under it, and then around it.
  1. With the second needle (right hand), pull the loop you made with the yarn through the existing stitch, and pass this loop onto the needle in your left hand – this is your second stitch.
  1. Put the needle in your right hand between the two stitches you have made. Loop the yarn under and around the needle, just like what you did in the previous step.
  1. Using the needle in your right hand, pull the loop of the yarn through this new stitch and then pass the loop onto the needle in your left hand – this is your third stitch. Repeat these steps until you complete the required number of stitches.

 

How to do knit/garter stitches

  1. Slip the needle in your right hand into the front of the stitch from around the needle in your left hand, so that the pointy end of the needle in your right hand is now behind the needle in your left hand.
  1. Pass the yarn around the needle in you right hand.
  1. Put the yarn loop through the stitch so that you are making a new stitch in the needle in your right hand. While doing this, you are sliding the older stitch off the needle in your left hand. Continue until you reach the end of the row.

 

How to do purl stitches

  1. The yarn should be at the front of the work when doing this. Put the needle from your right hand into the stitch on the needle in your left hand. This should bring the pointy end of the needle in your right hand out in the front of the needle in your left hand.
  1. Put the yarn over and around the needle in your right hand.
  1. Pull the loop of your yarn through the existing stitch to make a new one on the needle in your right hand, slipping the old stitch off the needle in your left hand. Continue these steps until you reach the end of the row.

 

How to cast off

  1. Knit the first two stitches onto the needle in your right hand. Make sure the yarn is kept at the back of the work and then put the needle in your left hand into the first stitch.
  1. Lift this stitch over the second stitch to take it off the needle in your right hand.
  1. There will only be one stitch left in the needle in your right hand by now. Knit another stitch on it, and then repeat the steps until you reach the end of the row.
  1. Once there is only one stitch left, slip this stitch off of the needle and put the yarn through the loop to secure the knit.

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See? It’s not that complicated. All you need are some tools for knitting such as two knitting needles and some different colors of yarn, which you can find online. Happy stitching!

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13 Comment

  1. Never could knit although I could crochet just about anything. Now the fingers are too arthritic…nice ideas though!

  2. Lynne B says:

    I remember learning to knit in the afterschool program in the 2nd grade. My mom already knew how to knit and crochet. For whatever reason, I stopped doing it. Looking at the pictures in your post, I wish I had continued! How awesome would it be to actually knit your own cute dress!

  3. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I would love to learn how to knit. I think I might give this a try soon. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. Dotty J Boucher says:

    This is beautiful and if I could knit I would, I have tried to learn but only ended up hurting my thumb,so I must have been doing something wrong, but either way , This dress is lovely..
    @tisonlyme143

  5. Kristen Schwarz says:

    I feel like i’m a ways away from being able to knit myself clothing. But eventually I will get there. THis is awesome. and super cozy 😀

  6. michele soyer says:

    Oh my how lovely but I would never be able to do this…maybe a straight afghan but never anything that looks like this….sharing with a friend who can…

  7. Cheryl Everitt says:

    Thank you sharing the instructions. Now I have to get the yarn and pick a color.

  8. Lauryn R says:

    This is such a helpful post, thank you so much for sharing! These dresses are beautiful, I only wish I could make one as good! I have actually never knitted before, but I have always wanted to learn! 🙂

  9. Lynne B says:

    My aunt knits and crochets – I’m going to ask her to teach me. Maybe I could start out with a dress for my little niece!

  10. molli taylor says:

    i am not even close enough to talented enough for this no matter how easy anyone says it is hahahah!

  11. Jana Williams says:

    Ooh I Love These Outfits & I Would Buy Them if I Saw Them in the Store! Unfortunately I Can’t Knit or Sew but I have Always Wanted to Learn, When I See Others do it They Make it Look So Easy! Thanks So Much for Sharing, You are Very Good at Explaining How to Knit Though So Maybe I’ll Give it a Try! Thanks So Much, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  12. Stacy says:

    This is a beautiful dress! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Rebecca b says:

    Well now, that does seem pretty simple. Now why can’t I get my knitting to look like those dresses?!? 🙂

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