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The Twist to the Left Stitch

Description

The Twist to the Left Stitch creates a Twisted Rib pattern that will give your rib stitches a little more variety.

This stitch, and it's mirror, the Twist to the Right Stitch, takes a twisting technique and applies it to the 2x2 Rib Stitch. The result is a beautiful variation to the standard rib stitch.

This stitch can be varied to generate wider twisted ribs, by doubling up the rib segment i.e. four, six, eight stitches instead of the two shown below.

Raring to get started? Let's head to the instructions.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four plus two stitches for your project.

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The Crossed Ribs with Faggots Stitch

Description

The Crossed Ribs with Faggots Stitch takes Ribing, Cabling and Lace techniques and combines them beautifully.

The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then interspersed with decreases and yarnovers to create the faggoting effect. Then on top of this, we add some cabling every twelve rows to give the ribs the impression of crossing over.

This is quite a complicated stitch with a lot going on. Even the cable four forward, involves some decreasing/increasing. While it is an advanced stitch, please don't be dissuaded from trying it, just make sure you fully understand the instructions and techniques and take your time, to begin with.

Lets get on with it, shall we?

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six plus two stitches for your project.

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The Chain Cable Stitch

Description

The Chained Cable Stitch is a big, bold Cable stitch that will give any project some "density".

This is another cable stitch that is produced from a base layer of simple Knit & Purl stitches. The repeating knit and purl pattern is interspersed with cable six forward and cable six back stitches to generate the chain like appearance.

Let's get to the instructions.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of eighteen plus six stitches for your project.

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The Berry in a Box Stitch

Description

The Berry in a Box Stitch combines Knit & Purl increases to produce a beautiful layered, textured effect.

This stitch is pretty tricky to do, with plenty of increases and decreases to generate the little berries sitting in their boxes. Make sure you understand all the techniques involved before you start and take you time for the first few repeats until you find your rhythm.

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

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of six plus one stitches for your project.

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The Lotus Stitch

Description

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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