Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Learn to Knit Day 11 - Stitch Patterns

Today we're not learning a new stitch so much as we are learning what cool things we can do with the stitches you already know, namely the knit and purl stitches.

These stitch patterns will let you practice both knitting and purling as well as show you some cool textures you can create with them!

First, stockinette:

This pattern consists of two rows: Knit one row, Purl the next row, simple, no?

Second, ribbing:

This pattern is very useful when making pieces that you would like to be stretchy, its pattern is some variation of the following:
CO 16
K2, P2 across row
You do this for all rows

Third, seed stitch:

This pattern is where you vary your knit and purl stitches, like so:
CO 16
K1, P1 across row
you will do this for all rows with an even number of stitches, for odd amounts, the second row will be to P1, K1 across all the stitches

1 comment:

..SOCIAL BUTTERFLY.. said...

Im new here. Infact I just stumbled upon this blog. The creativity really interested me! Knitting is something that I have never been able to do, and when I seen 'learn how to knit' I was convinced, started following, and well.. I really wish i could learn how. lol! have a good day.

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