How to Knit – Casting On from Penny Dablin – http://www.TheKnittingSite.com
Very clear instruction, assumes no prior knowledge and is has a good visual everything’s done very slowly, even so I had to replay the video a few times before I got it (and have gone back to it for every new project since!)
– I found on some other videos the hands sometimes masked what what was happening a little or it was done a it quicker maybe?
Apparently there are two methods to casting on and according to [this article ](http://www.coatscrafts.co.uk/Crafts/Knitting/Howtos/How+to+Cast+On.htm) the thumb method, shown in the video above, gives a less firm edge to your knitting. Maybe it would be worth trying to learn the other method – which uses two needles, but I didn’t find a video I could follow using that method – if you know of one please post a link in the comments!
Now I had had previous instruction in the knitting part, so just needed to find a reminder
but this video is really clear and I’m sure will make it easy for someone who’s never seen it (sorry the permissions for embedding this were disabled, but it’s a really good vid).
I like this video – especially the size of the needles used.
Threadheads have a clip, which joins all of these together which is a good refresher if you know the basics but need a reminder:
[This glossary of knitting terminology](http://www.craftexpert.co.uk/GlossaryKnittingTerminology.html) might come in useful once we get onto using patterns.
My next project is going to be a shrug – my mum’s tested the patten, her dog (Buddy) ate a chunk of it, the lady in John Lewis helped me find the right wool and needles.
So far I’ve just asked which needles I will need as I buy the wool but this video explains the different types of needles and the different materials they can be made from.
So there you go – using those videos you should be able to wow your friends with your scarves 🙂