Category Archives: Beginners

The Moss Stitch

Description

The Moss Stitch is another excellent reversible stitch giving a rugged raised dimpled effect.

The stitch is closely related to the Seed Stitch, and indeed can cause some confusion as the Moss Stitch is also known as the Double Moss stitch in the UK/Aus/Nz, where the Seed Stitch is called the Moss Stitch!The Moss Stitch is reversible and doesn't curl making it excellent for a wide range of projects.

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The Seed Stitch

Description

The seed stitch is a very easy Knit and Purl stitch that gives a beautiful raised dimple effect, almost like scattered seeds.

The seed stitch (also known in the UK/Australia/New Zealand as the Moss Stitch) is similar to the Garter Stitch in that it doesn't curl. This makes it ideal for any part of a project you wish to remain flat like the border or cuffs of a cardigan.

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The Stockinette Stitch

Description

In the world of knitting you could say the Stockinette Stitch is the meat to the potatoes of the Garter Stitch.

The stockinette stitch (also known in the UK/Australia/New Zealand as the Stocking Stitch) gives a smooth stacked "V" appearance (right side) and resembles the the raised ridges of the garter stitch on the reverse (wrong side).

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The Garter Stitch

Introduction

The garter stitch is the first step into the world of knitting for the majority of people, as it is one of the easiest and (possibly as a result) the most common stitch patterns used in knitting projects.

The garter stitch gives a rugged look, comprised of a series of horizontal ridges which will feel bumpy to the touch - these ridges formed from the tops of knitted loops on every other row.

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