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Collection of Free Stitch Patterns. Vogue stitchionary. Knitting Fool. Lace Knitting Stitches. Free knitting stitch library. Knitting Stitch Patterns. Reversible Stitch Patterns. Reversible Stitch PatternsPatterns Box Stitch Multiple of 4 + 2Row 1: k2, *p2, k2*; rep from *Row 2: p2, *k2, p2*; rep from *Row 3: Rep Row 2Row 4: Rep Row 1See Abbreviations Checks & Ridges Multiple of 4 + 2Row 1: KnitRow 2: KnitRow 3: p2, *k2, p2; rep from *Row 4: k2, *p2, k2; rep from * See Abbreviations Close Checks Multiple of 6Rows 1-4: *p3, k3; rep from *Rows 5-8: *k3, p3; rep from * See Abbreviations Condo Stitch Any number of sts for garter or stocking stitch Use any weight yarn and two sizes of needles.

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Diagonals. Edge stitches (selvedges) Soooo… you want to be a better knitter?

Edge stitches (selvedges)

Probably one of the single biggest wholesale improvements you can make to your knitting is: use edge stitches . Unfortunately, this is one of those knitting things that sometimes I hear complaints about: that no one explicitly spells out this for you in a knitting pattern — you’re supposed to somehow just "know" about them, and how to do them. Well, if you really want to be a better knitter, you’ll educate yourself! Read on, sister! Why use edge stitches? Edge stitches, or selvedges, have so many advantages I will probably miss at least one or two — but you are welcome to add anything I miss in the comments.

New knitters ask me if one is supposed to "always" use edge sts. Mostly, the advantages of edge stitches far outweigh any potential disadvantages. Advantage #1: Neater edges Edge st techniques are, for the most part, formulated to minimize that "loopy last st" problem — which everyone has, to some degree. KNITTING STITCHES. Library of Knitting Stitches - Knitting Stitch Patterns. Free Fancy Knitting Stitch No. 10. Free knitting stitch library. Cables. If you've stuck to knitting in single colors, or maybe just ventured into stripes, here's some good news: You can achieve what appear to be complicated color patterns while using only one yarn at a time!

Many knitters suffer from fear of Fair Isle because they are loathe to carry two colors at once. It seems complicated and unwieldy. If you're ready for a little more adventurous use of color and pattern, why not try mosaic knitting? Using a simple slip-stitch technique, you can create bands and borders in pattern, or even a whole sweater, and you won't ever have to carry a second yarn along! How to Knit the Oblique Rib Stitch. Music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the oblique rib stitch.

How to Knit the Oblique Rib Stitch

This simple rib pattern creates a diagonal broken rib and is great for large pieces of fabric like afghans and pillows, or scarves. How to Knit the Woven Cable Stitch. Music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the woven cable stitch.

How to Knit the Woven Cable Stitch

This cable pattern creates a tight, dense fabric with a woven look. It does not drape very well, but may be good for pillows and afghans. Know this Pattern???? Technickety: How to unvent a simple cable. I had a heap of messages asking where the cable for Jeff's glove came from.

Technickety: How to unvent a simple cable

It's a fairly generic multi-strand cable; called a "Saxon Braid" (thanks, Purly White!). I see Wendy at wendyknits has used it for a sweater, and I'm sure it's to be found in stitch dictionaries. That said, being able to read an existing cable and knowing how to reconstruct it is a very useful skill. I'm not suggesting, of course, that the following be used in any way that takes credit away from a designer of a garment - rather, this is a reference for understanding how a simple cable works and how to write a chart.

The actual process is far more intuitive than what follows, but I've written each step out, just for documentation's sake. ***I should say my intention here isn't to be patronizing at all; I'm sure most of you have been doing this for a long time without this kind of manic detail. According to my definition, a "simple cable": Step by step 9) Add your WS row with strands as established. See? How to Knit a Reversible Tweed Stitch. Dewdrop Cloth. Latest Post It must be Thursday… I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

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