Get Your Knit on with Ryan DeBonville
A 101 to dive on in.
Ryan DeBonville, who makes exceedingly cozy scarves and hats, wasn’t a knitting natural—despite his grandmother’s best efforts. “I took an official class about 10 years ago, but I am basically self-taught,” he says. And as a result, his methods are a little, er, unconventional. Here, he shows us how to cast on—knitting-speak for “get the party started.”
Step 1: Watch These YouTube Videos.
Step 2: Make a Chain.
Step 3: Thread the Needle.
“The second step is to thread the knitting needle through the chain.
Step 4: Get Knitting.
“The final step in casting on is to begin knitting! Anytime I get stuck on a stitch or can’t get a piece quite right, I check back to YouTube.”