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The Berry Stitch

Description

The Berry Stitch creates a stunning bobbled appearance using variations on Knit & Purl stitches.

The stitch creates this bobbled, raised texture by using a combination of increases and decreases on alternating rows. The right-side rows using a (knit 1, knit 1 through the back loop, knit one) in the same stitch, to create a two stitch increase, and using a purl three together in the wrong side rows to decrease.

The Berry Stitch is similar in appearance to the Trinity (US) or Bramble (UK) Stitch, but has a subtly different look to it.

The stitch, in my opinion, is best used for smaller knitting projects such as purses or hats, as I feel a large swathe of fabric knitted in this pattern may be a bit overwhelming. However, as ever, this is done to personal taste so feel free to prove me wrong!

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of four plus three stitches for your project.

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The Basketweave Rib Stitch

Description

The Basketweave Rib stitch is a truly stunning Rib Stitch pattern and definately one of my favorites.

The stitch creates a small six stitch diagonal basketweave pattern along the ribs, on the background of a reverse stockinette stitch. The basketweave pattern may look like a cable, but doesn't require a cable needle as we use a series of cross two knit left and cross two purl right stitches to generate this texture.

On first look, these cross knit stitches may seem intimidating, but if it's new to you, try a few practices on a test swatch, and we're sure you'll pick it up pretty quickly.

The stitch, while not strictly reversible looks beautiful on both sides, and has a fair bit of give. This stitch is best used for the whole fabric, or as a decorative panel on a garment rather than using as ribbing around the collars or cuffs (although, do as you wish!).

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of twelve plus five stitches for your project.

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The Box Stitch

Description

The Box stitch is a pretty straightforward to knit member of the Knit & Purl Stitch family and creates a lovely raised bumpy texture.

The stitch is similar in appearance to several others such as the Trinity Stitch or the Moss Stitch with it's raised bumpy appearance.

The stitch is reversable and creates diagonal lines of raised bumps by using a knit two/purl two staggered sequence..

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Instructions

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

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The Purl Ridge Stitch

Description

The Purl Ridge stitch is a simple variation on the Stockinette Stitch and a member of the Knit & Purl Stitch family.

The stitch produces raised rows of "purl bumps" across the fabric. In our instructions, we create a purl ridge every four rows; although the width between these ridges can be varied depending on the look you are after (see picture).

The ridges are only visible on the right side of the fabric, with the wrong side looking like a standard garter or stockinette (WS) pattern. It's a very versatile stitch that will lend itself well to a multitude of projects, and can be especially useful for adding a bit more detail to a simple pattern.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of stitches for your project.

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The Wasp's Nest Stitch

Description

The Wasp's Nest stitch is a great knit stitch variation and a member of the Knit & Purl Stitch family.

The stitch clearly resembles a wasp's nest with it's raised 3-dimensional hexagonal texture. The effect is created by twisting or crossing stitches then knitting them, basically, a mock cable effect without the need for a cable needle.

On first look, these cross knit stitches may seem intimidating, but if it's new to you, try a few practices on a test swatch, and we're sure you'll pick it up pretty quickly.

The stitch has a little bit of give to it and is excellent for paneling on sweaters or if you want to go the full hog, would be fabulous for hats.

Raring to go? Ok, lets head to the instructions...

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of four stitches for your project.

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