So now you know the knit and purl stitch and the very popular stockinette stitch pattern. But do you really know your stitches? Can you tell what would come next if you put your work down and had to pick up from where you left off?
Today’s video will show you how to read your stitches so you can do just that. No matter where you are in your project, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off and continue on with no problems.
The video will go over just reading knit and purl stitches since that are all we have covered so far. But in the future, I will add more stitches and videos for them.
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It’s finally time to learn your first stitch pattern! The stockinette is the most recognizable knit fabric. With knit on one side and purl stitches on the other, you will be using this stitch pattern for the rest of your knit life.
The video below not only goes over the stitch pattern but also some helpful tips on keeping your stitches looking nice on the edges and how to keep your fabric from rolling up.
I think next to perfecting my cast on, the purl stitch gave me the most problems. I tried countless different ways to do my purl. Finally, after watching a Craftsy class on Continental knitting, it clicked!
The purl is a very subjective stitch. You will see many different versions and I don’t think anyone of them is better than the other. However, I do think you will find one is better for you than all the others. I’m sharing with you my purl, but if it doesn’t click for you, DON”T GIVE UP! Watch more videos, go to your LYS, find other ones to try. I promise, one will click and you’ll be good to go after that.
So check mine out below, see how it works for you. Let me know in the comments if you’ve found a great purl, where you found it, so if mine doesn’t work others can check out your recommendation.
Have you ever been in the middle of a pattern and it calls for a DTR, or a picot, and you just can’t remember how to do it. Sure, you’ve done it before, but you can’t remember if you should yarn over 3 or 4 times and you don’t want to watch a 10-minute video to figure it out.
Well, I’m here for ya. I’ve created the Super Fast Stitch Refresher Series to get you that info in the shortest time possible. I’ve compiled the most used stitches and made a short video for each. No extra talking, no extra explaining, just a fast video to show you the stitch so you can move on with your project.
The current line up is below. I have a few more I’m working on as well, but if you can think of any other stitches you wish you had a quick video to reference, let me know in the comments below and I’ll add them to my to-do list.
Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope all your holidays will be wonderful.
If you get some yarn under your tree and need to whip up a quick baby gift, consider this new free pattern.
The Super Easy Baby Beanie will give you a darling product in just a couple of hours. The alternating single crochet, double crochet rounds give it a striped effect with no effort. Consider changing colors during those rounds for an even more fun look.