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Knit stitch

Cast on 20 stitches (sts)
Hold the needle with the stitches (sts) on it in your left and right hands. Hold the empty needle in your right hand, looping the yarn round your fingers as described under casting on.

Insert the point of the right hand needle through the first on the left hand needle from front to back. The yarn is at the back of the work. Using your right forefinger, take the yarn under, up and over the right needle tip close to the stitch.

Using the right hand needle tip, draw a new loop towards you through the stitch. Keep the new loop on the right hand needle and slip the left needle hand out of the old stitch, now that it has been knitted.

Knit the next stitch on the left hand needle in the same way. Work right across the row, knitting all 20 stitches, one by one. When all the new stitches are on the right hand needle, you have worked one row.

To knit the next row, hold the needle with the stitches on it in your left hand and the empty needle in your left hand wrong side (WS) facing, loop the yarn around your fingers as you did before. Insert the right hand needle tip in the first stitch from front to back and knit the stitch.

Continue in the same way and knit 20 rows. Rows of stitches make a looped ridged pattern called garter stitch.

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