Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Lotus Stitch

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If you are looking for something delicate to adorn one of your knitting projects then maybe the beautiful Lotus Stitch is what you are looking for.

This stitch is quite fiddly so most beginners will struggle with this one. In addition, it requires a lot of yarn to create this flower effect.

So, what is a Lotus Stitch? The Lotus Stitch will have you purling/making for around about half the time, alternating with whole rows of purl stitches. If you are unsure how to purl and make, then please follow the links below to the techniques used in the stitch. Happy knitting!

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Instructions

Begin by casting on multiples of 6 + 1 stitches.

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5 Advantages of Knitting with Cotton Yarn

It likely doesn’t come as a surprise that cotton yarn is the most widely used fiber in the world. After all, it is comfortable to wear, especially during the hot summer months; it’s very durable; and comes in a multitude of different colours.

In our article we'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of knitting with cotton, which knitting projects are most suited to cotton yarn and how to maintain them.

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The Daisy Stitch

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The Daisy stitch gives a beautiful repeating slipped flower pattern is a member of the Slip Stitch family.

The stitch involves looping several knit stitches into previously created rows to give the daisy flower effect. This effect is done on a background of the Stockinette Stitch.

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of 10 + 8 stitches.

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The Clover Stitch

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The Clover stitch gives you the opportunity to practice (master) several different techniques and is a member of the Eyelet & Lace Stitch family.

The stitch combines several techniques to generate a series of 3 eyelet holes grouped together on a stockinette stitch background. Notice the way they are grouped together? If you haven't guessed the stitch gets its name from the resemblance between the grouping of the eyelet holes and a three-leaf clover.

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The Ridged Ribbon Stitch

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The Ridged Ribbon stitch is an easy to master member of the Eyelet & Lace Stitch family consisting of a repeating pattern of raised eyelets in rows on a stockinette stitch background.

So, what is the Raised Ribbon Stitch? The stitch can be divided in half, into two distinct patterns - the first three rows are a simple stockinette stitch to give the background and the second set of three rows produce the raised row of eyelets. This raised row of eyelets is very simple to create by following a repeating two stitch increasing pattern of knitting two together followed by a yarnover.

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