Category Archives: Knitting Stitches

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 Crossed Ribs 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.

Be careful when doing the cabling, as it is a little more complicated than your standard Cable Six - as you will slip four onto the cable, knit two and then slip two stitches back onto the left-hand needle again and purl them before knitting the last two off the cable needle.

Ready to get going?

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Instructions

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

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The Plaited Cable Stitch

Description

The Plaited Cable Stitch produces a very wide pattern Cable effect where a bold accent is desired.

The wide plaited effect is created by a series of cable six forward and cable six back repeats on a garter stitch background. The stitch works well on wide panels in conjunction with other Aran patterns.

Time for some instructions.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of twenty-three plus five stitches for your project.

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