The Try Guys Try Knitting

The Try Guys Try Knitting

♪ It’s a wonder ♪ ♪ The spell I’m under ♪ ♪ Because of the chill in the air ♪ – You just made me fuck up! (yelling incoherently) – I didn’t do it. – We’re knitting. (upbeat music) – I have never knitted. It’s something you do while watching TV. You feel like you didn’t waste
all that time watching TV. – When I think about knitting, I think about ooh, cozy fireplace, hot cup of tea, being
old, ooh, rocking chair. Do I, can I get a rocking chair for this? – I would consider myself an artsy person, so I’m actually kind of
pumped for this video. Also, knitting needles
look like giant chopsticks, and I’m great at using chopsticks. – I used to, as a kid, do
cross stitch with my mom. I do remember how, at the
end, it was rewarding. – Look, I’m always
looking for new hobbies. – I’ll take some long
needles and whip together some thread pasta and
see what I come up with. – As an adult, I can’t possibly
fathom this being enjoyable and people say this is a nice hobby. I already have hobbies, y’all. I have a goddamn baby. (wind whooshing) Take the baby on a walk, go
take the baby to the park, take the baby to the movies. Last movie I saw was The Last Jedi. (laughing) – [Keith] We’re gonna learn to knit over the course of 24 hours. – At the end, we’re going to
be giving each other gifts in the first ever Try
Guys Secret Santa, ooh. Who am I gonna get? (upbeat music) – Hi, I am Frankie Santos,
I am a knitting expert, and also a prop maker. – How does one knit? – The way I like to explain knitting, it’s putting a loop through a loop. I think people enjoy it
because it’s very meditative. There is a mug that I
kind of want that says, I knit because stabbing
people is frowned upon. I probably should not say that on camera. – I want that mug. – No, I love that. This became way more exciting. Even though I hate Christmas,
I do love giving gifts, and I’m fucking good at it. – I’m an okay gift giver. I’m excited to knit something, and then present it to my friend, because then they’ll have to wear it. That’s the rule of the gift. If you make somebody clothes,
they have to wear it once. Nancy got it for you,
Aunt Nancy bought it, your gonna wear it to Thanksgiving dinner. – So this shop, The Little
Knittery is the originator of the pussyhat, which became
the great symbol of resistance at the beginning of 2017. – That’s amazing.
– That’s awesome. – Who do you think’s gonna knit the best? – I’m thinking that Keith is actually gonna be the best knitter. (gasping) – What?
– Wow. – Are you guys ready to grab some needles and learn how to knit? – [All] Yeah! Oh! – Hi, guys.
– Hi, Frankie. – Hey.
– Okay, so the way you’re gonna start is you’re gonna have,
this is called the work, the little bit of knitting that you have, you’re gonna put that in your left hand. – Work, girl.
– Work. – And then you’re getting insert it– – Which loop?
– There’s so many. – The very first loop.
– Top loop. – [Keith] What do you
mean, the first loop? – Right here, like that. You’re going in the back side. – I’m going in the back side? I don’t wanna go in the back side. (laughing) – Oh! You said it’s putting a
loop inside of a loop. – Correct. – How does make a sweater? – Are we doing it? – Repeatedly, they got the idea. – Well, wait, I wanna get in on this. What are you guys talking about? – We’re a sweater now. – Let me just sneak over here. – Yeah, there you go. – Now you guys have made a cable. – Oh!
– Wow! – We’ll never be on cable. – [Frankie] We’re gonna have it peek. – Peek through. Ooh, I might need to see that again. – I lost you.
– All right. In through the front
door, around the back. ♪ In through the front
door, around the back, ♪ – [Frankie] Peek through the window. – [All] Peek through the window. – And off jumps Jack. – [All] And off jumps Jack. ♪ In through the front door ♪ ♪ Round around the kitchen ♪ ♪ Back to the back door ♪ ♪ And off comes Jack ♪ – Are there different types of knitting? – There are many different
types of knitting, many different methods. I’m gonna teach you how to knit today, it’s called the English method. The method that I often
use is called Continental. Well, since you guys are
already learned the knit stitch, you’re gonna learn the purl stitch, which is just the same
thing, but the opposite. (groaning)
– Oh, fuck. – So when do you decide to
switch between a knit stitch and a purl stitch? – [Frankie] It’s just to get
whatever look that you want. – [Eugene] Oh, okay. – [Frankie] You would do one row of knit, and then one row of purl. – So if we do that for our actual gift, we’ll be a little more
advanced than people who don’t. – Potentially. – I really, really don’t wanna get Eugene. – ‘Cause he’s gonna be
harsh in his criticism. – I do know however draws me is gonna have a really tough time
thinking of something good. Not a scarf, though. Fucking better not make me a scarf. – I’m hoping to knit a scarf, obviously, it’s the simplest thing. – If you gave a gift that
you personally knitted, is everyone like, oh,
Frankie’s here, she– – Oh, see, this is where I get to tell you about the sweater curse. – What’s the sweater curse? (wind whooshing) – [Frankie] Okay. – I didn’t know it was gonna get spooky. – The sweater curse is
if you are a knitter, and you have a partner to
whom you are not married, if you make them a sweater,
and you give it to them, you’re gonna break up. (gasping)
– No! – What? – But when you’re married, it’s okay? – When you’re married, it’s totally fine, because then they’re yours. – So what you’re telling
me is if you wanna break up with someone and you don’t
know how to tell them, you knit them a sweater. – Mm, it’s kind of a roundabout way. I think there’s a little
bit more direct route. – I love it. Do they have knit underwear,
like a knit thong? That would be pretty dope. Wow, that’d be great for
Keith, a crochet crotch. That’s definitely gonna be
Keith’s present if I pull him. Now I hope I have Keith. I’m so nervous. (bright holiday music) (chuckling) I’m gonna give him the
sluttiest knitted thing ever. – Which is? – A thong. – [Frankie] Oh, you’re gonna make a thong. – I’ll make a thong. I would love the sparkliest, most beautiful blue yarn you have. – Right over here. It has sparkles–
– Perfect. – Right inside.
– Can I use this one, too? – You could use that one, too, just like you could use
two, you can also use three, but then that just might
make you a little tangled. – I’m already so tangled, girl. I just hope it covers up his, um– – His stuff? – His little Habersberger.
– Got it. – What if I wove these
two together to create the main part of the thong? – Sure. – And these can be somehow knit
for the strings on the side. – Oh, that’s very clever.
– Yes. I’m going to make Christmas slutty! – Oh, my, (gasping) what? Oh, I get to pick somebody? This is how it works? And it’s coming out of
this official Try Guys mug, only available at I got Ned, which means I got Wes, yes! Fuck, yeah. I’m making something for the baby. – I don’t know. Honestly, whatever I get is
probably going in the garbage. (snorting and chuckling) – I think I wanna make Wes a little hat. I didn’t even think about what
kind of yarn I’m gonna pick. Are we going yarn shopping? (twinkling music) So my gift is for the Fulmers, and they have a very beautiful living room that has some gold, some
blues, some silvers, so I feel like I should
just make their baby match their aesthetic. – Yeah, I was gonna ask if
you’d really want the baby to blend into the–
– Mm-hmm. So you know, it’s really
sort of a decoration in the living room. Oh my goodness. This looks.
– Oh, that looks nice. – This is like this, but
a little less intense. I like this. So what we’re gonna do
is we’re gonna make, for the beanie, like a long sheet, and then I’m gonna wrap it
around, and sort of seam it up. I’m gonna use the internet to help me out, or maybe I’ll stop by
the Friday Night Social. – Who am I hoping to pick? Uh, I guess Zach? I feel like Zach’s always cold, you know. (gasping) I got Zach! I get to knit something
for sweet little Baby Korn. This is fine. I’m just making a gift for Zach. It doesn’t matter if it’s good or not. He drinks tea all the
time, so I want to make him like a koozie for his tea cup. – Oh, I love it. – To make sure it stays nice and warm. – So you’re thinking of a blue yarn? – I’m thinking like a bluish gray. – This is really nice and thick, so you can just get–
– Yeah. – You can get fewer stitches,
but be a lot faster. – Do you ever mix two
types of yarn together? – You can definitely mix
two types of yarn together. It just makes it a
little more complicated. – Mm. I’ll just stick with this one. – All right. This is a much bigger yarn than this one. What you wanna do is use much
bigger needles, like these. – What? – These are.
(Ned yelling) – So, okay, so I have my start now, and then, do I just start knitting? – [Frankie] No, you can just
start knitting, yeah, exactly. – Easy. – Well, keep knitting, and good luck. – Thank you.
– Thank you. – I appreciate it. – I’m just like, please
give me Ned, you know? I feel like he’s got a lot of
needs in his life right now, really, anything you give him,
he’ll be like, oh, thank you. The guys are used to like,
oh, Zach, he fucks things up, he has fun bumbling around
and messing shit up. Not today. I am going to blow the
collective dicks off of my friends. No whammies, no whammies,
no whammies, no whammies. (blowing raspberry) (laughing) Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck. (dramatic music) I am no longer excited for this video. My Secret Santa target, I have Eugene. – Okay. – He’s very opinionated, is
prone to hate anything I make, so I really wanna wow him. But Eugene is a fashionable person. – Yes.
– So I was thinking I could make him a bow tie. – Wonderful.
– Yes. – I think that’s a great idea.
(Zach exhaling) So I usually recommend thicker yarn, just because that means fewer stitches and a lot faster. – I’m leaning towards this, ’cause this is clearly
the Zach color palette. – So I’m gonna get you
started because really, all you need to do to make a bow tie? Is a strip.
– Great. Just curious. You guys, do you guys, you do commission, like commission work, right? – I do, I do, yeah. – Yeah, how much would like,
(Frankie laughing) like a bow tie cost? (magical holiday music) – [Keith] You can see
where she did it for us, and then where I stated. It’s a pretty obviously different. – [Zach] Like what’s this
going, what’s going on there? How’d this, how’d that happen? – What?
– Got any tips? I am making friends left and right. – It’s kind of a chilly day,
so I’m having a glass of tea while I knit my tea koozie for Zach. Wondering if anyone will
come up and talk to me, asking me what I am doing. – Is it like, almost like a cult of people who like, really, like when you see people–
– Cult, cult? – Knit.
– Cult, cult? – Well, you know, like the cult of blank, what is the bond that you
instantly have with knitters? – Talking about the project, and about how you selected your yarn, typically who you’re making it for. People sometimes have
very strong preferences. The whole English and Continental thing. – So it’s less like a
cult, and more like a gang. – So it just happened. I made a new friend, probably
because I was knitting and definitely not because
she was a Try Guys fan. Bu I never thought this
would be a social hobby. – All right, I’m in the shed. I’m basically in my
blanket, like a grandma. Got my yarn set up. – Oh, yeah, we’re getting cozy up in here. I’m gonna sit by my fire with these nondenominational stockings, and I’m gonna knit a bomb ass present. Um, that’s my yarn. I need that. – I just sat down to try and knit, and I have no clue. – So what are some ways we can mess up? – You can add a stitch. – It just looks kinda big. – Yeah, that’s what they said to do. They said it would be better to start big. – I hope you don’t– – You just made me fuck up. (yelling incoherently) The lady said it needed
to be 15 inches long. I need you to back off. I’m supposed to be meditating. – You need to calm down. – You can drop a stitch. – I don’t know what I’m gonna do. (dog barking) No, come on, Bean,
you’re ruining my chill. We are relaxing right now. – Or you can go back the
other direction unknowingly. – It just seems like
it should be so simple. I just got a yarn, and two sticks. Why is it not easy? What’s happening? (whooshing)
(dramatic music) Oh, God. Okay, don’t panic, but my needle fell out. I wanna scream, but I don’t
wanna alert the neighbors. – So my yarn got like
snagged in another part, and I started pulling it out, and then, I just have this situation going on, and I don’t know what to do at all. – I am getting a little confused. I put my knitting
niddles, needles, oh boy. This is, it was so much
easier in the store. Oh. – From my face to my hands. Come on, Eugene, there we go. – So this is my piece. I really messed up the
stitches in the middle. I think the word I’m
looking for is shitty. I finished my bow tie. Maggie, what do you think? – That’s not what you said
when the camera wasn’t rolling. – I might start over and do it again. Which is crazy, but I
want this gift to be good. – It’s Sunday morning, and I’m having a lovely time knitting. This is my progress so far. A purl stitch, and a
knit stitch to alternate. I’m pretty proud of that. I’ve given myself a little
bit of design interest. The size of the mug is too small, or maybe it’s my tea koozie is too large. (gasping) My bread. I’m also baking bread this morning. – Pretty far along. I’ve enjoyed the process, actually. The more I’ve gotten used to it, the more like it is something I’d do while just sitting and chilling. I’ve been watching some YouTube videos, been doing some knitting. – Weirdly, I think I get it now? The muscle memory is
back, and I think that I, I think I’m excited to do this over. – So rather than continuing it, I’m just gonna stop, and I’m
gonna see if I can stretch it around the tea cup. – There is something so
satisfying about when you get into a groove, I actually
totally see the appeal here, now that I’m not totally fucking up. – This past weekend, I was finishing up The Trevor Project video, and I hosted TrevorLIVE L.A. That was a huge time commitment. I only have one more night to finish it before our gift exchange,
and it turns out, I’m taking my new friend
Hannah to her first drag show, and the only thing I
can do is try to do it while being entertained by drag queens. (“The Nutcracker Suite” by
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) So we are now at the club,
and I am here with Hannah. – Hi, guys!
– And Julissa. – Hey! – So what’s great is that
I can expose you to drag, and you can maybe help me knit? I heard you knit. – Oh, yeah, I knit. I knit socktapuses, so like
octopus with socks on it. I can do scarves, I can
purl, I can do anything. – Is that why you’re named Stocking? – Yeah.
(all laughing) – Hey, Wes, you gonna help me knit? Yeah. Looks pretty good! Eh, uh oh. Maybe this is the little space where you get to see the detail. Oh, yes, I did it on purpose. – I’m doing pretty good
on my new, my new row. There’s something really
nice and almost meditative about it, I don’t know. I kinda feel like I needed this. – I’m knitting you a whole row right now. Do you want me to purl? I got you, if you want me to. – [Eugene] Girl. – I wrote a little song about knitting. Do you guys wanna learn it and play it? – Yeah, yeah.
– Let’s do it. ♪ People say my friends and I’s hobby ♪ ♪ Is knotty ♪ ♪ And when they see us doing it ♪ ♪ It leaves them in stitches ♪ ♪ It’s something that takes longer ♪ ♪ When your project is haughty ♪ ♪ But your outcome is as soft ♪ ♪ As our musical pitches ♪ ♪ And it’s totally fitting ♪ ♪ That the best part about knitting ♪ ♪ Is that friends who knit ♪ ♪ Are close-knit friends ♪ ♪ Yes, friends who knit ♪ ♪ Are close-knit friends ♪ – Hey! (bright holiday music) – [All] Yeah! – Here we are. It’s time. We’re gonna give each other the gifts we’ve been making all weekend long, and nobody knows who got who what? – Of course, we all were
knitting all weekend long. – You got all of last night. – Well, I had to take
Hannah to the drag show. – Had to, had to. – [Eugene] Yeah, I promised Hannah. – Well, up first is Zach. – I’m excited to open my gift. Which one do I think is for me? Oh, yes, the beautiful one,
the only beautiful one. Thank you to whoever got
this gift for thinking of inclusive wrapping. Ooh, what do we got? (gasping) Oh, shit. Something to keep my tea warm. – Wow! – A tea koozie. – Wow. – Hey, oh my God. What a beautiful mug. Where did you guys get this mug? – Is that, is that the KNZE
emoji mug from – Wow!
– – Zach, react to your gift. – Wow, it’s like, almost like a pillow. – So Zach, I got you this gift. – Oh, wow, thanks! – I was the one that made it.
– Aww. – [Zach] Thanks, Ned! – I did it in alternating
purl and knit stitch, to give it a nice stripe. I have a hole there for
the handle, but then also– – Oh, it’s just you and me!
– It’s just you and me! – Suck it, everyone else. – Can that not come off the mug? – What? – You–
– Did you knit it on the mug? – Yeah, yeah, yeah. (all laughing) – I can never wash this ever. (laughing) – Oh no! – Just so you guys
know, this is not a bit. I always love tea. I got tea hanging out back here, hidden. – I can tell that this tea is
already getting a little cold. In the future, that won’t happen. (liquid splashing) – Oh, and this is nice. I can do that thing that
girls on Instagram do when they’re trying to be
cute, and they go, (blowing). – [Ned] Yay! – Happy Hanukkah to all. – [All] Yeah! – My turn.
– Yes. Merry Christmas, Eugene. – I don’t think I’ve
actually physically opened a Christmas present in like eight years. – Well–
– Whoa, that’s horrible. – ‘Cause my family just like, we just Venmo each other money. – Well, lucky for you, you
don’t just have a gift. You got the big boy gift. – Okay, you ready? ♪ Silent night ♪ – You can tell he hasn’t
done this in awhile. ♪ Holy night ♪ – [Keith] What is it? What is it? Open it up.
– It’s a good present. – Wow!
(all laughing) Yeah! – Oh my God! This is the best Christmas present ever. Was this you, Zach? – It was me. – [All] Yay! – [Zach] ‘Cause I wanted
to make you something dope, so I made you a bow tie. – [Eugene] Thank you. – [Zach] So you can wear that bow tie. – Yeah, I think I’ll keep it on Pikachu. – Damn it. – [Eugene] But it’s
really, it’s really good. – So close. – This is my failed first one, so you and I could totally match, Eugene. – Oh, wow. – You and I could match. We could wear bow ties together. – Guys. Oh, maybe it goes to the bottom. – Oh, no! (laughing) (distorted slow motion talking) – You just spilled.
– Oh, no. – All the tea everywhere. – [Ned] It looks like pee pee. – [All] Yeah! – Wow. I’m so excited to get my gift. I kind of know, at this
point, who got it for me. I know that they didn’t have as much time, but you know what? They had a very busy weekend. The fact that they did it at all, they could’ve just given up. Oh, oh! Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh. Ah. What is it? – It’s–
– Oh, I know what it is! – [Ned] I know what it is. – It’s a string thong. (all laughing) In blue squares. – This is pretty good. That’s pretty cool. – Yeah, it’s a–
(all laughing) Hopefully, it’s your size. I think it is. – Well, I have been working out. I’m gonna take stuff out of my pockets. – Yeah.
– Turn around. – [Keith] I think my balls
would fall right out of it, but. – [Zach] Wow. – [All] Ooh. – Yeah! – I got–
– It’s very well knit. – So it’s two different yarns.
– Thank you. That’s a great, beautiful
rectangle, Eugene. It can cover my dick, or it can cover something else. – Hannah did about two rows. (Keith laughing) So this is also made by Hannah. – So this is Keith’s thong
featuring Hannah Stocking. – Yep.
– It’s a dick stocking. – [All] Yeah! – Ah, what a Christmas
this has been, you guys, and I know now that
this was made by Keith. – Mm-hmm.
– Wow. Thank you, Keith. Oh my God! It’s a little hat! – [All] Wow! – Holy shit! – You made a hat. – [Zach] Oh my God! – Thank you. Oh, it’s awesome. – Holy shit, that’s beautiful. – The poof ball is actually
made very similar to this. You tie, you bundle just a
bunch of yarn around a thing, tie it together, and
then you cut the ends, and then it poofs out. – You made the poof ball?
– Yeah, with the ladies at the shop. – Keith, that’s amazing. – You gotta send me a picture
of Wes in the hat, though. It’s got a little poof ball. – Especially little poof ball. – Does he have a poof ball hat yet? – It almost looks like a crown, the little dimples on top. – It’s a cute little–
– Man, I can’t believe you did a poof. That’s so cool.
– Yeah. – Thank you.
– Yeah. – Thank you for thinking of Wes. – I will say, that when I
got to the end of the hat, and I totally finished it, I was like, aw. I don’t have anything to knit anymore. – This might actually be the
first thing that we’ve done in a Try Guys video that will genuinely become a hobby of mine. – I thought it would take so long and that it wouldn’t be that fun, but as soon as I realized I
was doing it for someone else, then the whole thing was
infused, that it’s like, oh, I wonder what they’re
gonna think about this. – I learned that you probably
shouldn’t knit in a gay club while watching a drag show. – God bless us, everyone. (upbeat music) Look Wes! You got a new hat! Yeahhhhhhh!!! Oh no Oh no [laughing] It doesn’t fit Well, that’s fun

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  1. My grandma has a shirt that says"I crochet so I don't unravel" I find it funny she wears it when she is making Christmas presents

  2. The other try guys: this was an awesome experience I learned a lot

    Eugene: I learned not to knit in a gay club while watching a drag show

  3. At 3:59 I get wut he meant when he was like ohhhh that weird face and Zack was like I don't wanna go in the back end that came out wrong

  4. I don’t know if he realized this but instead of knitting it onto the mug he could have used the hole for the handle

  5. Eugene:the foker better not make me a scarf ╭∩╮( ̄▽ ̄)╭∩╮
    Ned:I'm making a scarf (*°∀°)=3

    Lol even tho it's secret Santa

  6. I was going to comment that ned at 20:38 sounded like lola from big mouth but i scrolled down and saw somebody already said that ? anyways i’m still commenting about it ??

  7. They all look and act gay and eugene is the only one who is not but the truth is all of them are straight and have wives except eugene cause hes gay

  8. did you see how after the women in the purple sweater talked to zach she walked away very fast like she was running away? lol

  9. Came here directly after watching the acupuncture video after learning that this was the doctor's first impression of them

  10. me: well what are they going to do for Zach? Everyone else picked before him, are they just going to put one paper in the mug?
    8:22 me: …it seems like there were multiple papers in there, did all 3 papers just say Eugene?
    me: … what if… what if all of the papers were pre-assigned by the try staff… like Eugene's mug had 3 Keith's, Keith's mug had 3 Ned's, Ned's mug had 3 Zach's as well, so the guys thought THEY were randomly choosing someone but they really had no choice…

    also me: you're overthinking this, just watch the damn video

  11. 9:29 wait… but if they're watching each other knit, they'll be able to tell who made what even before it's revealed because of the yarn colors…

    but also neither Zach or Keith have each other so it doesn't matter

  12. At 2:34–2:36 I’d like to imagine that they had to walk like that until they got to there destination

  13. So in the end we have a thong that junk slips out of, a bowtie that won't be worn, a hat that doesn't fit and a cup that can't be washed. The true lesson here is don't make your Christmas gifts in a single weekend.

  14. Me, crocheting in school because we have free time:
    Person that pissed me off: oMg U kNIt?!?!

  15. I love that they tried this and that they liked it, so few men try it, and it's such a relaxing thing to do ? unfortunately my husband is not ever going to like doing knitting, so I can't have long nights cuddled up knitting together, so it's just me knitting ?

  16. This is a tad bit unrelated but when Eugene said Hannah I thought he was talking about Hannah,the worlds okest mom lmao. Nice it’s Hannah stocking..

    I’m jealous..

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