Basic Knit Stitch


Basic Knit stitch


This is a video demonstration of the Basic Knit Stitch, or as you would see it written in you patterns “K”. Some examples would be “K3”, meaning use the knit stitch three times. Or “K to the end”, you would use the knit stitch from that point until the end of that row.

Long Tail Cast On For Knitting


Long Tail Cast On


When my grandma taught me how to knit, casting on was something that I had the most trouble with. It’s easy to forget! You cast on, spend how much time following your pattern, finish that pattern and then you have to think back to how you started the last time. The Long Tail Cast On is what I use for most of my projects.

Casting on was not difficult, once you got the hang of it. It’s just not done as frequently as any of the stitches you are doing.

Welcome to A Chick And Her Garden!

Welcome to my blog! I would like to use this platform to share with you my experiences on our little homestead! I am a preschool teacher by profession, but a homesteader at heart!


In July of 2013, my husband and I bought our little house with 3 acres of land knowing that, although it needed some love, this was going to be our forever home! Fortunately for this girl, I found myself a pretty handy guy. Nick is an electrician and I am lucky to find a guy that would prefer to DIY just like me!