What is a stitch?
Oct13

What is a stitch?

Terminology used in knitting can be confusing for the beginner. Thanks to the ambiguity of the English language, the word ‘stitch’ in knitting can mean two completely separate things. 1 – Refers to a singular stitch on the needle and the method by which it is created. An example of this would be a knit stitch or a purl stitch. 2 – Refers to a combination of stitches which create a pattern in the fabric being...

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How to do a knit stitch
Oct13

How to do a knit stitch

[vsw id=”ICcdXQnGKIg” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] The knit stitch is one of the two basic stitches which form the structure of all knitting patterns. Used on it’s own to knit both sides of a row, it will form “Garter stitch”. Following a pattern or chart, this stitch will be indicated as a “K” followed by the number...

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Casting on – Single needle method
Oct11

Casting on – Single needle method

[vsw id=”MJdSkWx4TiE” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Casting on, is the knitting term used to describe the method of creating the first row of stitches and there are a number of ways to do this. How much yarn? Before casting on using the single needle method, you are going to have to determine how much yarn will be needed for the first row of...

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Casting on – First Stitch
Oct11

Casting on – First Stitch

[vsw id=”kc0nLCDM9p0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Casting on, is the knitting term used to describe the method of creating the first row of stitches. How much yarn? Before casting on, you are going to have to determine how much will be needed for the first row of stitches. As a general rule 1 cm = 1 stitch.  However, a knitting pattern may give...

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