Let’s make a swatch (do not crumble, you know you’ll need it) – cast on 13 stitches, knit 4 rows and 20 rows of stockinette stitch.
This is how my swatch looks like:
First, we’ll be picking up stitches. Usually, pattern will state exactly on which row and which stitches will be picked up. For now, we will just pick some row.
Take your work, wrong side facing you. Pick a row and start picking up stitches from left to right. See the picture (I tried to mark stitches so you can get an idea).
Now fold your work
And start knitting stitches from both needles together.
1. Slip first stitch from picking up needle onto working needle
2. Knit 2 together
Basically, it’s like sewing but with needles.
Some of my patterns will require step 5 and this is cast off step.
5. Cast off by slipping first stitch over second:
Repeat steps 3 to 5 and you’ll get something like this.
And the outcome: