Knitting Stitches: K2, p2 ribbing

Knitting Stitches: K2, p2 ribbing

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Also called 2/2 ribbing Flat Worked over a multiple of 4 plus 2 stitches Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from *, end k2. Row 2: *P2, k2; rep from *, end p2. Repeat rows 1-2 In the round Worked over a multiple of 4 All rounds: *K2, p2; rep from *.

Knitting Stitches: K1, P1 Ribbing

Knitting Stitches: K1, P1 Ribbing

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Flat Worked over an odd number of sts Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *, end k1. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from *, end p1. Repeat rows 1-2 In the round Worked over an even number of sts All rounds: *K1, p1; rep from *.

How to sort your knitting swatches

How to sort your knitting swatches

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When you knit a lot of test swatches, it’s challenging not to be precious with every little knitted sample. You kind of want to keep them around, to admire and fondle them. But let’s get organized. Let’s declutter and move on. 

Knitting Stitches: Fools Welt

Knitting Stitches: Fools Welt

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From Barbara Walker’s Treasury of knitting patterns Worked over any number of stitches Row 1 (Right side): Knit all stitches Row 2: Purl all stitches Rows 3-8: Knit all stitches Repeat Rows 1-8

Knitting Stitches: Crest of the Wave

Knitting Stitches: Crest of the Wave

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From Walker’s Treasury of knitting patterns Multiple of 12 sts plus 1. Rows 1-4: Knit all stitches Row 5: K1, * [k2 tog] twice, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] twice, k1; rep from * Row 6: Purl all stitches Rows 7-12: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 3 times Repeat Rows 1-12.

Knitting Stitches: Castellane Border Pattern

Knitting Stitches: Castellane Border Pattern

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This stitch pattern is used in the Castellane Pullover. Worked over a multiple of 10 minus 1 stitches Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: Knit. Row 5: *K2tog, yo; rep from *, k1. Row 6: Knit. Row 7: Knit. Row 8: Knit. Row 9: Knit. Row 10: Purl. Row … Read More

Knitting Stitches: Ripple Stitch

Knitting Stitches: Ripple Stitch

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Worked over a multiple of 8 minus 2 stitches Row 1: K6, * p2, k6 rep from * Row 2: K1, * p4, k4 rep from *, p4, k1 Row 3: P2, * k2, p2 rep from * Row 4: P1, * k4, p4 rep from *, k4, p1 Row 5: K2, * p2, k6 … Read More

Knitting Stitches: King Charles Brocade

Knitting Stitches: King Charles Brocade

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This is a very attractive stitch. According to Barbara Walker, this stitch was used in a vest (undershirt) for King Charles I, which he wore on the day of his execution. You can see a photo of the vest (bloodstained) at the at getty images. It is worked in very fine silk. Imagine that amount … Read More

Knitting Stitches: Sand Stitch

Knitting Stitches: Sand Stitch

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Work over an odd number of sts Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from *, end k1. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from *, end p1. Row 4: Knit. Repeat rows 1-4. Sand stitch makes a reversible fabric. Here it is in action in the Washcloth Quartet pattern.