OK so Still not a knitting blog but here is another knitting post. I have a burning desire to knit but not the funding to purchase a bunch of yarn to knit what I want SO I decided to take some of the ends of yarns and acrylic junk I had and make some samples of different stitches. I used YouTube and ran the gauntlet of different videos to create my samples. I have decided to show case my samples and the corresponding videos to help you create them as well. This is not a learn to knit, you need to know the basics of how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl though I will show some videos to help out with some basic things.
Row 1: knit 1, purl 1 all the way across.
Row 2: start using whatever is the opposite of what you see. If your last stitch on the previous row was knitting, then knit the first stitch. Don’t remember what the last row was? Look at what is on your needle. If you see a knit, start with purl, if you see a purl knit. Use the above video to know how to tell the difference. Do that the entire row across, knitting on purls, purling on knits.
Row 1: Knit 1, purl 1, to end of row
Row2: Knit the knits, purl the purls till end of row
Row 3: Knit the Purls, Purl the Knits till end of row
Row 4: Knit the Knits, Purl the Purls till end of row
Repeat from row 3 on.
Probably confused? A video:
Row 2: Purl all stitches.
Starting with Row 2, work the following two rows to desired length.
Row 1 (right side): *Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front*, repeat between the * across to end of row
Row 2: *Purl 1, slip 1 with yarn in back*, repeat between the * across to end of row
Row 2: knit 1, *All in one stitch knit1 purl1 knit 1 then let it off needle, purl 3 together, Repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, knit last stitch.
Row 2: Purl 2 together, dropping only the first stitch from left needle. Purl next two stitches together, dropping only first stitch as before. Continue working in this manner to last stitch, Purl one as normal.
Row 1: Knit all stitches (Right side of fabric)
Row 2: Purl 1, *Make Star, Purl 1* Repeat from * to end
Row3: Knit all stitches
Row 4: Purl 3, Make Star, *Purl 1, Make Star* Repeat from * to last 3 stitches, Purl 3
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.
You need a loose cast on and MUST use Long Tail Cast on!
Next: Work in Stockinette Stitch for 5 rows (or whatever you did in beginning)
Next Row: Fold knitting in half at lace row (the knit 2 together row) and knit each stitch on the needle together with the purl bump from the cast on row in the column directly blow the stitch.
I am sure there are lots of other stitches but some only mild searching has yielded these results. I am exhausted from all that compiling and typing. I think I’ll take a nap….