There are hundreds of different types of knitting stitches that can yield a range of inspirational knitting designs.
Here at eKnittingStitches.com we aim to provide an ever expanding free online Knitting Stitch Library! We hope this provides you with the inspiration you need. Such as new and easy knitting stitches for beginners learning the craft. As well as lace knitting stitches for that delicate babies knit blanket you wanted to make your first grandchild.
To make our online stitch dictionary easy to navigate, you can search through our catalogue of beautiful stitches by type. Such as a bread and butter Knit and Purl or if you are looking for something more rugged and chunky for that sweater, maybe Cables and Twists are more what you are looking for.
Alternatively, you can browse our knitting stitch library by difficulty.
Knitting Stitches by Technique
Knit and Purl Knitting Stitches
The first category is the Knit and Purl. It builds a range of different knitting stitches on the two most basic knitting techniques (Knit and Purl).
This includes basic knitting stitches for beginners such as Garter Stitch or Stockinette Stitch. But includes more advanced variations such as the Fur Stitch as well.
Eyelet and Lace
The eyelet and lace category can add some beauty and complexity to your next project! These involve creating eyelets by using simple wraps and yarn overs, thus creating a myriad of stunning lace patterns.
The different stitches can create a vast variety of patterns. From very simple delicate flower motifs to much more complex chunky textures.
Rib stitches generate raised waves by alternating different stitches along a row. Hugely popular for cuffs and collars they are often found in sweater and scarf designs.
Rib stitches vary greatly in difficultly! From the simple knit and purl 1×1 Rib Stitch to involving complex lace patterns into the ribbing design.
Cables and Twists
Mention cables and twists and your mind is instantly transported to days gone by. Sitting on the beach, watching the fishermen bringing in their haul in their chunky knitwear.
Fancy adding some fun twists and cable stitches to your knitwear, like the Woven Cable or the chunky Braid Cable?
This stitch was potentially developed from an accidental missed stitch and some experimentation! Slip stitching allows for weaving together multiple colors or textures together into one fabric.
Fancy creating some interesting colour work or looking to add some wonderful texture like the Slip Stitch Honeycomb?
Knitting Stitches by Difficulty
Seasoned Pro or Complete Beginner
You may just be perusing for a specific technique or looking for a stitch. But we will soon also provide the ability to search for different knitting stitches patterns by difficulty. In the meantime, a quick search on our page of your expected difficulty level can return the appropriate stitches!
Whether you are a seasoned knitter looking for a more taxing challenge or a complete beginner, researching for your first few stitches (where we also suggest checking out or special beginners section). Then we are sure you will be able to find something to wet your appetite.