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Knitting for Complete Beginners - How to Knit a Coaster

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8 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Lesson one - Materials & Tools

    • 3. Lesson Two - Casting On Stitches

    • 4. Lesson Three - Knit Stitch

    • 5. Lesson Four - Purl Stitch

    • 6. Lesson Five - Making a Coaster - Class Project

    • 7. Lesson six - Casting Off

    • 8. Lesson Seven - Finishing your Coaster

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This class is suitable for complete beginners to knitting. You will learn about tools & materials, how to cast on, how to knit & purl, how to do stocking stitch and cast off. I'll also guide you step by step through making your own coaster from scratch.

You can also download a free copy of the coaster pattern I use in the class from the class materials section.

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1. Trailer: I will come to my knitting for complete beginners class in which will be learning how to knit a course that from scratch My name is Lisa from Miss Islam. I am a patent designer on maker of knitting bags. We look over which materials that you will need For this course we'll link over how to cast on your stitches how to knit stitch how to Purl stitch on Then how to put these both together to make stocking stitch. Well, then go through the step by step instructions off how to make your Coster. We'll cover how to cast off your project on then how to finish your project off. You will also be able download a free copy off the course that pattern from the class material section off this course 2. Lesson one - Materials & Tools: in this first lesson, we're just gonna go over which materials and tools you will need for this course. The young that I've got here is what's called a double knit yawn. Oh a d k. On what double knit means. It was first to the thickness off the actual piece of yawn. Different thicknesses. Everyone have different names or different weights. You might find that the names very from country to country. But there are websites such as my own why you will find a simple chart which will work as a little bit of a translation for you. So it's not too confusing. But for this project, we're going to use double knit. It's about a medium weight yawn. It's between There have been at least wait yawns, and then you go through. The thickness is open till you get to a chunky on. Obviously, the dinner. The owners, the longer it's going to be Genet, something on the thicker the owners the last time it's going to take so people have to make things a big, chunky blankets was very thick war because they are very quick to Netapp, whereas they will be quite time consuming with a sock with tonight. Yawn with the needles that we have here. The are a pair of four millimeter street intending knitting needles. Uh, these are what you need to get started. There are lots of different types of knitting needle, but straight ones are the best for in your beginning when you're learning at size. Getting I mentioned, that was a four millimeter. Obviously, the size off the Knitting needle or the thickness of the Knitting needle depends on which young you are using. So smaller needles go with not so thick you on to Sochi on larger, very wide needles will go with bulky on. Normally, when you buy on, you find that there is a young ball on the ball this one hasn't got once. It's for my my little stash, Um, but on the on ball, it will explain what thickness the onus, and also which size of needle will be best suited to that yawn. Same with the needles is with the young waits. You will find that in some countries, the knitting needle sizes are known by Melanie s. So four millimeters. In this case, in other countries, they may be known by a letter or a number again. There are lots of conversion charts out there at three. To find out what the different names mean on how they match up again. I've got the whole of on my website. If you need to have a look at it, I'm again. This is double knit yawn on some four millimeter needles. 3. Lesson Two - Casting On Stitches: or case. What we're going to learn in this lesson is how to cast on. So we need Are you on on our form, element and needles? The technique that I'm going to show you at Castan is called a long tail Castan. There are several different ways that you can cast on, depending on what project you're working on. However, I think this one is quite easy. It's the one that I was taught by my mom when I was learning. Um and this one, I think, is the easiest to kind of grass for a beginner. But if you don't grasp it, there are other methods that you can try. This is just on that I prefer personally now what you need to do with a long tail. Castan. Firstly, we need to leave quite a bit of spay yawn. So a why recommend is probably about an inch per stitch that you going to cast on a little bit spare. So I need the cast on about 10 stitches here just for a little test piece that we're going to need to show you how to net that sort of. I go for probably about 10 inches and Nancy, if I have a little bit spare as well. So I mean that my spare bit and then probably going about their If you have got too much, that's fine. You can cut it off or you contained a little ball Feli around for you to weave in. However, you want to make sure that you do actually have enough left there to be able to cast on your stitches because we're going to be using both tales that hell it's attached to the ball on this tale. With the end, we're going to use both of them to cast ons. You need have enough on this length here. So what? We first due to cast on, we only need one needle. But firstly, what we do is we need to make a slipknot sort, make a slipknot. I wrap it around my fingers like that. Um then the young that's behind there. I then pull it through the middle like lot. We have a little slipknot. Then put that note on your war needle like so and then if you pull on both ends like that, it will take no. Now you don't want the stitches or the loops to be to tight on your needle, Especially when you're learning. Because when you're knitting, you need to build that you're the needle through the loop easily to be able to make your mid stage. So eat and see that I've gotta loosen up some major one more fit in. Don't make them too tight. The dominant to lease either. Just try and get the more about the same tightness. Okay, so that's your first slip stitch what you start with? Don't worry. The slides around a moment. It will you keep it in place with your finger like that. Now the were that We do this long. Tail Castorama got ball here. We've got the other spare end across here. Okay, So you get your hand on. You want to make a bit of a triangle over your fingers. So put one end the ball end behind your some What would around your son like that? The other end you can see is going between knows. Two fingers my middle on this finger. Okay, so I'm looking around bosses. Um I then put this yohn to that. Nothing like that. She put them look over the back XO of your two fingers. And then if you used the rest of your hand toe, hold the two ends. Okay? Now what we're going to do to cast A I'm gonna do this several times. We're going to custom 10 stitches in order to make a little sample peace. Just seal in her in it. So what we're going to do to cast on that issue first stitch you slips, said not there. And then the first thing that you do is you take your needle, the end, put it under look. And there that's only saw kids to your hand around on this one. That's over your finger. Here, put that over the top of the needle like that. The newsies film to pull that loop over the end, like so on. Put both the ends, detain it up, but not too tight. You so that you could two stitches there. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to repeat that. Andi, I'm going to do it over and over so that you can see exactly what you need to do to customs . Just sort man's out. Normally, when I'm casting on, I don't have that ends this neat, but I'm trying to keep them neat and in the right place so that it's easier for you to see what to do. Okay, So get you. You two threads again, round your thumb on this finger. Like so. Okay, get your needle. See? Hold it with the with the fingers. Here, get your needle. Put it under that loop that is on your some use this sleep that is over that finger and pull that around the front on. Then this loop. That's when you thump over the end of a needle like that. Slide oven tightening on there is you, Stitch. You've got three stitches there. So called under the lip on you, Some the one that on your finger over the top on. Then bring the some loop over the end of the needle. Drop it on, then tighten it. Like so he says the buffalo. So by the back of your fingers like that holding you yawn there in your palm of your hand. Take the needle. Put it under this loop on your thought. Pull this thread on this finger around over the front of your needle, into the box. Pull this one over the end. Drop it on tight knit trickle five. So you can see that That my stitches are I actually don't know. Quite tight post. He would just dio try and do them evenly. So they're all about the same tightness. So we've got the five there, so pick move began. So, like that you needle put under. There's someone bring the finger on over the front and towards the back on some loop round there over the end. Drop bid on Titan. Just a couple more times. You just see how you do it. You got me out of lost count. It's I need another two from there. That all the fun of that from that for the front. Turn it over the end. Drop it on Titan. I should then have our 10 stitches, So yeah, I've got the 10 into their evenly spaced out. If you need to do this 10 times, that is absolutely fine. If you need the unravel it and do it again. Watch this video over and over. That is fine. It will take it a little while to grasp it. But once you have, you be absolutely flying. Okay, so he just custom with that method you see? Quite a bit. You're left the hunger tons. Um, if need be cut that, like I say, we can tie into a little or later on. If you start off by casting on new 10 stitches under in the next lesson, we will learn how to do knit stitch. 4. Lesson Three - Knit Stitch: Okay, so now that we've got our 10 cast on stitches there, we're going. Now we learn how it doing it, Stitch. Okay, So what we need is representing our for the needle here. A bowl of yon we're going to put over here to the right. The needle of that has your cast on stitches. Needs to be in your left hand on your the one in your rate. Now what? The first thing that you need to do for a knit stitch is get this needle, your right needle on puppet into that loop in the front. Like so. So it goes through really on towards the back. So this through that loop in the back. Now, you see how I have managed to put that straight three. Because that loop is quite not very tight. As I was saying, when you cast on, try and leave. Um, not not really time. Not really loose. Just kind of a medium tension on these loops, because if you don't have you met him too tight, it will make a very hard to get your needle into your cast on stitches on. That isn't helpful when you're learning. So if you find that you've custom on to tighten it. That's absolutely fine. Just pull him off the needle, like so Unravel your thread. Yawn. Sorry and custom on again. We'll just quickly passed this on again. So this is just gonna be a really little piece of knitting. You can see there will evenly spaced there. So going back to what we were we're drink with our needle, so keep this spare end of yarn. Just only way. Okay? You want you loops Relatively close to the end of the needle but not so close that they're gonna fall off when you net on K So I tender I hold my knitting needles a little bit strangely. Apparently so. I just had a hold mine. Hi, rope. But your first step is get your right needle with your cast on stitches on your left needle . You are the right needle. Pop it into the loop like so it's going to the friend Denise on. Then what we're going to do is we're gonna take hold off this right? Working end of the honor. Okay? Now, you always want to try and hold onto this piece of young with the same tension. So you don't want to pull it really tightly sometimes and have it really slack like that of the times You want to have it about the same tightness on your finger. So you knitting. Otherwise you will get bits of knitting where Bunches up looks very tight or delivery. Got me or Negus girl Haleigh at. Okay. So to make sure it looks just nice and even with the holes, you always try and hold this the same. Okay, So what I do is I have the young over my finger there like that, and then I tend to try and loop it around my finger. Sometimes they actually look around twice because I'm quite slack. So I find it slipped through my fingers, and I need to hold it with a little bit tough more tightly, but for yourself, try it with just around your finger. The ones that that just loop it around. And then if you close your hand on the end like that, you don't wanna have it. Have it out here. You also don't want kind of appear You want somewhere in the between that you're control. Withholding it pre. Then it on case. And once you're needle is through this search here, were they going to do is take this yawn with this hand, we're gonna take it around the back off this back needle. So roundabout. See there around back, make. So should you be See there that there is, then that's the working, and they're so we've looked it. It's me. Drop my stick. Yeah, round the back of your needle on. Then what we then do is our right needle. We pull it like so through this loop that you got on the left needle and it will catch city . This loop here that's going that needle there, that is a touched you working end. So that's the look that you just created. So you pull up onto right needle, and then you use this hand to them. Port this loop off this No. Like that on you've known it a stitch, and you've transferred onto the other needle, and then we do. The 2nd 1 is do the same again. So uncertain through the back, like so use. You want to go around on Denise the needle, bringing you'll through on puller blooper there that you just made through and slide that of any on off the end You can see that might make things a little bit loose as just cause I need pull this string tighten my first itch So again And that was the needle of monies Take your young round and under the back needle And across to form this loop Yeah, on then Got the loop on the right Neil, you pull along on we pull that off the left needle. Being very careful not to police. It's such a so we'll just keep going. So put me in, Denise around to the back Pick this to job on Slipped the old one off there So in through the front of underneath, around Pick up this stitch Take off the other needle, You know, aim around the bat needle Take up that Luke Call your stitch off and pick up Slide off in around pick cope, slide in around, pick up slide from the last stitch. So put the needle pain around the back whistle working on pick crowd of, uh, and then slide the last stitch off. And there you will say, even know it's very low. You've got your first raw off the prestigious. So you see there that you've got this little raw bumps that is your netted stitch. So what we're gonna do is I'm gonna do a couple more rules and you see how it starts form. So once you've got the end of your netting, he raw. That's a role referred once you got the end and you've got all of your stitches from your left needle on your right needle. What you then Dio is switch this needle in your hands so you would then put this into your left hand. This is the end up we're not using. That's now across there again you're working on is on the right again. Take your second needle on then, as we did before, you just pop it in through the in Denise to the buck They could be on around your finger. Keep hold, but not too tight, Not too loose. Loop it around the back like so when it through Pick it up and slide that off And that's all you do And every role is Just turn the needle around, put it in your other hand on repeat what you've just done. So it is easy is that when you're just sitting knit stitches so in around the back three off he's quite slowly. I am not a first knitter I've been knitting for 10 years on I am really slow compared to a lot of people. But are slow this down a little bit more. Shouldn't see what I'm doing. Some basic You just knitting all of these stitches tonight. We didn't the first rule. I was there, the last ball around on off. So now I got to pours like so C and C, I've got a little bit of it, a loose. But they so obviously one of my cast on stitches wasn't quite tight enough, But you can see all of the other ones. So all of this little twisted edge here all really. Even so That means that this stitches that I cast on we're all about the same tension part may be the 1st 1 which that's no noble. And then you can see here that when I've done to those earning, you can save you see on this yawn, there's one rule of little bumps and then you've got another off bombs kind of in between a both that is your second moving. And when you look at the back, the back will look exactly the same. So this is how we do next itch. So what I'm going to do is I'm just calling it a few more rules. I'm going to speed it up a little bit and to see you can see again how it's done. Like I said, don't be for it or cheese of yours 10 times if you need a that's absolutely fine. So we start on Rule number three. So we've swapped this and come out of the hand on We've picked up this with our right hand on. We're just going in it. All of these stitches three rules done. Important to add that you cast on stitches that you do with your loops. Fiscus on. They are not classes a role just the ones you actually knit with your needles. Our classes were also we've got three there, so I'll do rule number four. That's for number Force you see there now that you've got to to roars there on each rose, do a little lanes of Webley stitches the our units stitches until you've got one laying there with two rolls of net. So that's two rules together. And then another rule with two more. So that means you don't four walls. So that's how you count your rules. You count these little Taney bobbly bits to steal a couple more rules on. Then I saw a what looks like now what? Six rules there. Engine talks. You've got three rules of to bones. So that's what looks like on the front on it. It looks I don't go on the back, So that is your knit stitch. 5. Lesson Four - Purl Stitch: Okay, So what we might learn in this lesson is how to Purl Stitch. So why was starting off with again? Here is 10 cast on stitches Are you unraveled? My little net Peace and cast on 10 again. We'll start by knitting one rule. Firstly, So according it all the stitches like we did in the last lesson. So you got your first role of net stitches. So same as when you're doing train chance with the needle. So this one is now in your left hand pump beyond orange finger again. Now, this time, instead of going in like that for a net stitch and threw it underneath, we are going to go from that was the direction. So for a pill, you go this way. So on the front of the needle on buck towards so your right needle is on top. Okay, so you would do that. And what you do is order you on in the CME way with your hand around your finger, like saw. But they're having you young back here. You have it in front. So you pop near your needle into your loop there around the front course. That way to the left. Then you get you yawn. Okay, we wrap it around the back off this from needle on. Then just take this catch the loop that you did with the nets, Stitch, Pull it through that way on. Then we slide this loop off the end, so it's basically a knit stitch reversed. So instead of doing it through the back, you do everything through the front. So we go in through this front loop with needle like this. Then we take the own around this for nasal around the back of it. We take our needle down, we catch that loop the once you've caught the Luepnitz on the right needle, we take the old one and we slide it off the left needle, being careful not to slide these on work stitches off. So in the front, like, so around like that. Catch that with that needle. Slide that one off. So in the front, around the But catch the loop. We'll slide that off. I'll just do the next story, see and say so to that around that And do the front, like so around the back. Catch that loop that you just made this one off the plan, so I used my thumb a lot. Have eight my most with my needles trying to get out the way. So insert like that around the buck picks the a new pope. Take the loop off the end like that next, stitch through off through the front, like so around the back cuts the stitch and Africa. So that is your first raw off pill stitches you'll see on this site but looks pretty much the same. You've got your lines of bumps the real little bit tighter together when they were on the Net of Peace Boat. If you turn them over, it looks completely different. You've got little V stitches, so this is known as stockings, it stocking stitch or stock Annette Stitch. Um, depending on where you come from, So what I'll do is I'll do a couple more roles to show you, and then you'll see more clearly what it looks like. But the basis off during a Purl stitch is so that it's reversed so that you get all of the bubbles on one side and these V stitches on the other, and that then makes a piece that looks a little bit different on you would alternate one more of net and one with pill. So we've done on it Raw first were just in our pill. So what would you do now is in no that net role. So if you see these little babies facing you, that means you have to knit, Okay, so I'll just go ahead and it's, like, normal like we did in the first lesson. So around my finger on it, Mr That's like normal. But some next minute rule done So when you turn it over, you see all the bumps on the back again. So for roar number four, we're going uphill. So when these little bumps are phasing you, you're doing pail stitch that keeps all the bumps of one side All the vase on the other case So we'll do this pale again So and so you needle will be on Okay, you know, through the front yon runs back Pick it off Slide it off through around Pick it up Slide it off three around, pick it up, Slide it off Hey, so starting to see here a bit more You've got all the vase on this side on and you've got on them on the outside. See the vase? It's just that until it bumps the net stitches on the back. So what I'm gonna do is I'm quickly going in. A few more rules are speeded up, but I'm alternating when I can see the vase on this side. I am doing a roll of net stitching on one and see these bombs on facing me. I am doing a roll off pill. So did to more rules that on do you can see the Veysel lining up on that side on the little bumps on the other? So this is stock in that stitch where you only wanna roll off net when you have these bees facing you on. When you have the other way around and you can see these bumps facing you, you would pill on it would come out like that if you had a payroll of your stitches. You build every single role. It would just exactly the same. So this is what you get with the starting such every old net closest a bit, nita. And it's just a bit less a bit flat out rather than being bromby. But they recalled that starting at such, and we'll use that in the pattern which we're going to use to make the course that in the next lesson. 6. Lesson Five - Making a Coaster - Class Project: Okay, so in this lesson, we are going to make a Costa. It's just going to be a little simple in its square, but we're going to make using the net stitches on the postage is that we've learned I'm going to put a little border around the square. Okay, so the first thing that we need to do is you need to get you on and the needle uncrossed on the stitches, so I'll just speed this up or that cast on. But I am just using the method long tail. My thought that I mentioned before making sure that I have a long enough peace of these ditches so much longer than I have a 10. Andi, I'll just us forward this while I cast on my face. Stitches. Okay, so now that I have my 30 stitches, I am now going Teoh nit. My first role again. If you need Teoh on the Net stitch, have another look at the video for nets it and pill stash. Before we equal head with this, make sure that you've got them clear in your head before we start. So we're going to knit our 1st 3 rules. I'll just go ahead on in it. My 1st 3 Okay, so you can see that now that I am in my 1st 3 rules. So I've got my free all those bombs. That's where I'm at. All three of those rules. Author of my stitches. Now the next ruler is going to be slightly different. And this is how we form our border around this Costa. Now, this might seem like it's white bigot the minute, but it will probably get a lot but smaller as we keep knitting. So pre one quote this while at the finish, and it is gonna be quite big course, But what we're gonna do is we're gonna make a border with net stitchers and have the middle is going to stop net. So the way we're going to do that is we start our next role 1st 4 stitches are going to be knitted it. So you do fall so well knit our first stitch. Second stitch it, Stritch. Andi, I waas both stitch. Then what we're going to do is we're then gonna pill the rest of thes stitches until we've got four left in our needle. We're going to pull the next 22 stitches. So the weights you change from knitting to panic. You bring your own on, bringing a round back over your right needle on through the middle of the two. So it's now at the front and then it just like so. So to repeat unit in your having you on there. But to switch the pill around the back of this needle on in the middle of the two and round to the front. Okay, so sustained that back up on the hand. I'm going toe till the next 22 stitches. See, we'll find Now that you've got more stitches on your needles, you will have to keep interestings on moving. Yes, Stitches on there along on distant Just on the left, honey toe aboard the end, but not too far. You don't want before off. So keep hurting for more postage of my last pool and then you into the result. Four stitches left on that. So we just moved these long and I do them now I'm going to switch from Purl stitch back to message. So remember the way that we moved on from the back to the front. We're just going to do that in Mervis. So we got you on here. We're going to take it through the middle of the two needles through the back, on around the back of the rate on. So I'm ready to net again. Well, good, innit? These last four stitches, We're going in it last four. Okay, now, innit? Our last for stitches. So look, sim, that But when we turned over, you will just see the beginning of a border. You see, this tiny But here, his strong stitch. So on this next rule go in our 1st 4 stitches again. So fistful it's on then Because we want this to be starting stage, we actually need to knit all the ones in the middle that we pill before. That's all the bumps on the back. We're just going into the end because the last four stitches in the world wouldn't it anyway. And we want them all to be net on every rule. So well knit. Listen, Tirol. Okay, so now net that will roll. Say that this little make paying in the middle this little square in the middle. That's starting. Just starting to get a bit bigger and you're starting to see the net border Ganz organ look pretty much the same. A little bit different along that edge on the back boat, Pretty much all the name on the block. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna continent repeat. It was two rows. So uncle over the macabre obtains with you. So the fist are going to do when you've got the side facing toward it with the bumps you were going to do. You rule where you do four knit stitches and you change the pill and you do 22 stitches on , then unit your lust for So this is what's called the wrong side. So the reasons called the wrong side is this is going to be the Bach when you use a coaster . So that's gonna be down on the table and you're going to see this. Pretty little border is gonna be operate, and that is called the right side. Okay, So when the wrong side is facing you, you can do your role where you do the chip formats such as 22 pill unfortunate on the edge for your border. Now, if you want to, you can actually mark this side everyone Chua, which is the right and wrong side. You can mark that with stitch marker if you won't do it to think I might do on just made a bit clearer for you. Okay, so I've just done my rule with my four net border stitches my 22 pill in the middle. And then my fault, the end. And you see, I have marked this side, which is the wrong size. This girl was bumps facing. You have marked that with this last ditch marker is too smart guys, basically just like a little clique Anger, different styles of the meeting Get ones that setting your needle But if you want to mark the right and wrong side one like this is quite good. So you just basically pork it through the stitches like that and do it up a bit like safety pin. It will not be pin, so these ones are just little chippy ones. Um, yeah. So I'm just more and that's one of that word. And see that I do my what you call fancy or my border role was so the one marine dimple on its stitches on when I turned over on I can only see that little part of the such a God. And I see these stitches stocking stitch is that is when I just knit all the stitches. Okay, so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna continue this, Um, until it starts to get square on, then we'll show you how to do the next border. So I'll just, uh, fast forward this little bit while I do my next couple of rules. Okay, See and see that I have now completed at 30 raws off this section where we were doing a border off four stitches in it on then pill in the middle for the practice. That just there and four stitches on this border. It doesn't say now that I've done 30 rolls in that pattern or playing that with a roll of net on the other side. And so you've now got this nice and square in the middle That is stocking stitch with this lovely border of net stitch around the edge. So after we've there are 30 stitches. We're going down it the border at the end, descend before we cast off our stitches. Unfinished this up. Okay, So what, we're gonna do is we're going to need another three rules off just planet to try and create this border at this end. This ball. Okay, so what I'll do is we're just going to let this, like, normal. I'll speed this little bit. - Okay ? So you can see that I have now three more rules at this end. Just in instead. So you got a little border. What you have at the start. By the time we crossed that off, it'll be about the same size she can see. Now that you've got bored on the two sides on the border, on the top of the bottom. So in the next video, I'm going to show us how to cast off your stitches. 7. Lesson six - Casting Off: Okay, So in this video, I'm going to teach you how to do is to cast off your stitches, which is basically where we take the stitches off this needle. Onda. We knit them so they're fastened off so that you could just so in you're ends over yawn. And you've gotta finish, right? So we'll go through this golf it quite slowly, and I go through it quite a few times. But if you need to watch this lots of times over, all right? Don't worry about that. You will get the hang of it eventually. Okay, So the first thing that you do is you pick up your yawn. Any needle, as if you are going to net normally. Andi unit, Your first it so even it like like normal. You then need to net another stitch. You see that? You've now got two stitches there that you've knitted what you then need to do. This is the important part. Makes even it bought the stitchers on. Then you pick hope this first stitch se pick credit with you or the needle vestige. And then if you pull it over the top like saw off the second stitch pull it off the end of your right needle. Andi, offer. You left me up and drop it. And that is your first stitch crust off. You can see there that you've got the loop there. That is actually the loop of your first steps. You can see it goes around back. And it is Luke, ground this second stitch. So we do that with all of them. So from now on, we've got the existing second stitch there on the needle. So what we're gonna do is we're going to get one more stitch, and then you do the same again. The one that you've got for this towards yourself. On that, even it first out the two, you pick it up with the needle, pull it over the top on over off the end off the Neil and drop it. I received about the to two loops there that I cast off. I will keep doing them and I'll go through what I'm doing. So notice stitch as normal. Lift up the first of the two stitches. That's closest to you. Put over the top of the message over the top of the end of that needle on drop it so nit. According to the stitch before this one over the end damage you will find that slides around a little bit. Honestly, you'll just concept of at least because you've only got the one or to Sitges on there, that's fine. Just be careful not to pull it off the end. Um, I just trying holder love, but with my film, we'll just keep going. So we do this with all of them. So net stitch pick up the one before, pull it over that stitching off the end, loops around the back make so I'll just keep casting these off. I crossed off the next few so that you can see and then I'll fast forward things a little bit too. Point my, I've got molten. It's okay so you can see that I've cast a four of these ditches on our own life with just this one on my needle. So what you do here is leave this one on your needle. The end. That's a touch to the bowl. If we couldn't lent but leave enough Teoh so in. So if we could about that, then we're going Teoh loop the tale of non that was just quoting. We're going to just put it through this lip lock so we just feed that through. Look, unless you see it straight through the slipknot on, then we just take that needle out. Andi just probably slipped out, like, so untainted up. There you go. He cast off. Seems you, Scott. Really nice, neat edge. What? You've crossed it off, actually looks quite someone day the edge that you've cast on. You want to make sure that when you are casting off, like when you're casting on you want to make sure that you keep the same tension on your needles as best he can so that you don't get really tight Castoff stitches because it probably ended. I'm no looking at what? At the end. So what we're gonna do now is in the next with younger history how to finish off. You cost her. Okay, So what we need to do to completely finished the course there 8. Lesson Seven - Finishing your Coaster: Okay, So in this video, we're going to show you how to finish off your course there. So what you'll need is to do. This is just a Paris is us. These are the services as a quite sharp. But as long as you've got a Nisa says, that's Frayne kitchens is us no problem. And also you will need a needle with a wide I seen for you on through it. You see, this one's got a slightly curved and that's just quite good for sewing in ends in. But again, as long as you've got a needle with a long why'd I like that? It's fine. It doesn't have to have a caved. And so the first thing we want to do finish off is I'm going to remove this stitch mark, but that we had from the false, honest unclip that cool over then. Now what I had done with the start, Castellan tail is I have just tied it in a little. Also, just untie this. So what we need do is we need that So in both these tales, So yes, they were going to do you is just bridge. But you on through the needle seeks. It's got big eyes. Studies e on Then going to do is just We've this and in here a lot of people will do this differently. Well, so it ends differently. There's lots of ways to do it. I just try and make. It is neat as possible. Always do it on the the wrong side on the underside to that society is gonna be on the table so you won't hide it. So I'm basically just as you say, just picking up a couple of stitches like that. I'm a needle going sue under them and just weaving the end open down through them as neatly as I can. Took issue but easier to dio on the net side anywhere. And what if you try and do this with stocking stitch? So I'm just going backwards and forwards make up in town, You see? You see, where of then it we just Teoh Maybe two more times up that direction. Pull it through. And I think if I go this week back down cool. You see, that's nice and neat. You can't see it there. So just pull out through Gadgil was two Texans wanted the government in the US is us, Andi, if we just clip as close as we can towards recent work, but not so close that you cut your work oversee. Just be very careful to snip it off. Then you can save you. Just sort of the out. You can't even see where it's being. So if we just repeat this with the other end, just get rid of it. So it doesn't really matter how much of a cast on and jihad, because anything when you've finished throwing it in, you just cut it off anyway. So you've got to just absolutely fine seeing with when you've crossed it off yourself. Quite a big but here. So because this is a little bit loose were of cast off my my last stitch. I'm actually gonna try and just tighten this up while we were There was Well, someone do the same thing. I just picked not going through this direction first. But just when I do it will destroy it on the edge of a little bit. C and C that's already pulled it. It got that quite well. So perhaps so, I just take it down age a little, but more so maybe another to that's just pulling that corner and Tate. So it's just cover together a bit better. I might go back up this way through three this time. Not way. Polian through. Not to tape, but not too loose on. Then if I go back in the other direction three that way, and then I'll go back up towards the sand schoolbook about where I grew up, see, how about sitting for could end off. It'll tighten when there's not quite perfect, but it's good enough for me. So what we'll do is now that we've got back and forwards for five times, just clip it off. Were you close to my work? That which is a little, uh, there he could see about that is no finished. Now you'll notice that the edges are curling up. That's perfectly normal. What you can do is if you just dump in this with either a war esprit or E, just pop it into a sink of water for a couple of seconds just to dampen it off a little bit on didn't do what's called booking, so you basically went eight and then you put out into the correct sheep, but you wanted to bay so you're not stretching. It may be, but you're just stretching through the corners to make. It was through it like that. On day you come. He's a pity it down. You can get specialist blocking boards that just like the form kind of jigsaw play mats like you get so you can use. That's what I use so basically would get one of them on just dumping it, put it on top and then pin it under the form art or we it down. But you do it that way as well. There are lots of different ways to block look things which I think I make went on our into in another class. But really just so that you've got something so that you can weigh it down because it's gonna be a course there. So, you know, as long as you've got something that's going to weigh it down and ST these and just that it's fine. It's not as important to block this as it will be a CE jump our peace clothing. That has to be a particular shape. But there you go. There is your finished course there with all the ends and everything, so on in, feel free to play around with this. If you want to make smaller ones, you just check. Do less stitches in the middle, or unless rolls you see. It's just about square, so you know it doesn't have to be a perfect square, but it's just very square. So if you want, we just it and do it, that's fine. You want to do it where it's all just knit stitch. That's absolutely fine to. Or if you want to try one, that's all starting that stitch. Just play around with it and just broke the space and then you off. So then really waiting wanted, Perhaps make another thing. So if you can make a square like this, you can very easily make a scarf. You could very easily make squares like this on, then stitched together to make a blanket, which is a really good idea for beginners, so you could just see may lots of thes and then stitch that just together and then make a Patrick blanket, which would be really nice. Um, really Do anything you want if you have any questions or any queries were, and I think that I've taught you in this course just struck a question in the discussion tableau. 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