- 1 ball of yarn
- A pair of knitting needles (size according to the yarn thickness)
- Make a slip knot at the end of the yarn and place it on one of the knitting needles.
- Hold the needle with the slip knot in your left hand and insert the other needle into the loop from front to back.
- With your right hand, bring the yarn over the right-hand needle from back to front.
- Use the right-hand needle to pull the loop of yarn through the loop on the left-hand needle, creating a new stitch on the right-hand needle.
- Repeat steps 2-4 until you have the desired number of stitches on the right-hand needle.
- Turn the work and repeat steps 2-5 until you have the desired length of fabric.
- To finish the piece, knit two stitches together to decrease the number of stitches on the needle until there is only one stitch left. Cut the yarn and pull it through the final stitch to secure it.
This basic pattern
will create a simple rectangle of stockinette stitch. You can vary the pattern by changing the type of stitch used, adding in stripes or other colors, or incorporating different knitting techniques.