Category Archives: Knit & Purl Stitches

The Hazelnut Stitch

Description

The Hazelnut Stitch uses Knit & Purl and increase/decreases to create a flat/broad knot that looks embossed.

This stitch is an excellent choice for adding a bit of raised texture to any sweater, cardigan or hat.

This is quite a short and straightforward pattern, but don't let that fool you into complacency, there are a couple of tricky advanced techniques in there, so make sure you fully understand them before you start.

Looking to get started, well lets move on to the instructions...

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four stitches for your project.

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The Ridge Stitch

Description

The Ridge Stitch produces horizontal ridges that stand out in strong relief against a stockinette stitch background.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of two stitches for your project.

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The Birch Stitch

Description

The Birch Stitch is a very straight-forward stitch relies on just three Knit/Purl variations, used in consecutive rows.

This stitch is a complete accident, generated by not paying attention whilst trying to knit the Trinity/Bramble Stitch whilst watching television at the same time! We named this, the Birch Stitch, although if anyone knows the real name for it then please let us know!

Guess it's that time to get on with the instructions now!

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of three stitches for your project.

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The Andalusian Stitch

Description

The Andalusian Stitch takes the humble Stockinette Stitch and with just a little tweek of the Knit & Purl creates a subtle, yet beautiful texture.

The stitch itself is very much based on the stockinette pattern, but with every third row of what would typically be knit stitches replaced by a row of ribbing.

This deft change helps break up the uniformness of the plain old stockinette stitch and creates a subtle grid-like texture to the fabric. The great thing about this pattern is that it is still so simple, after a few four-row repeats you will find yourself on autopilot with the garment almost knitting itself.

Ready to get going, then let's head to the instructions...

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of two stitches for your project.

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The Tartan Weave Stitch

Description

The Tartan Weave Stitch uses Knit & Purl to create a mock tartan effect.

The mock tartan texture is very striking and is an easy alternative to the stockinette stitch, the pattern being super simple to knock out very quickly.

The effect is created by alternating three rows of a 3x3 rib stitch with three rows of Stockinete Stitch.

Ready to get started, well lets move on to the instructions...

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six stitches for your project.

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