Category Archives: Knitting Stitches

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.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six stitches for your project.

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The Travelling Vine Stitch

Description

The Travelling Vine Stitch uses Eyelet & Lace techniques to create a fabric of staggered vine leaves climbing the fabric.

Simply an excellent choice for light-weight cardigans or scarves, particularly when paired with a less elastic yarn like cotton to create a chic draping effect.

This stitch gets fairly involved with several knit two/purl two together and knitting/purling through the back loop decrease techniques. If you are a less experienced knitter, then make sure you acquaint yourself with all the techniques before you get going.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of eight stitches for your project.

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The Herringbone Twill Stitch

Description

The Herringbone Twill Stitch uses Slip Stitches to create a side-to-side zigzag pattern than produces a very firm fabric.

The stitch gives a very distinct and very firm pattern, particularly useful for projects (or areas of projects) that you do not want a lot of stretch or give.

The effect is created by slipping stitches knitwise in a series of progressively moving four stitch repeats, offset with a couple of knit (or purl) stitches to create the overall effect.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four stitches for your project.

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The Crossed Cables Stitch

Description

The Crossed Rib Stitch is a beautiful example of the 2x2 Rib Stitch that has been varied with some Cabling techniques.

The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then offset by the use of cable six forward/backward techniques to producing the crossing effect.

It is similar to the Crossed Ribs stitch, but with less rows between the cables producing a much more intricate criss-crossing effect.

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Instructions

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

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The Twist to the Right Stitch

Description

The Twist to the Right 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 Left 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.

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Instructions

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

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