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  • More Knitting Techniques & Stitches

    More Knitting Techniques & Stitches
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    More Knitting Techniques & Stitches

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    1 - Pick Up and Knit

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    This will show you a technique for picking up stitches. This is commonly used when knitting sweaters and picking up stitches to create a sleeve.

     

    2 - Linen Stitch

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    This is a basic stitch pattern and creates a nice flat fabric that looks like weaving.

     

    3 - Seed Stitch

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    This is a basic stitch pattern and creates a textured fabric using knit and purl stitches.

     

    4 - Moss Stitch

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    This is a basic stitch pattern, similar to the Seed Stitch, that creates a textured fabric using knit and purl stitches.

     

    5 - Duplicate Stitch

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    This is a technique used to embroider a design on top of your finished work or to reinforce a weak spot.

     

    6 - Mitered Squares

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    This is a technique for knitting squares with stripes (or without) in a V formation using decreases. This technique is often used when making blankets or washcloths.

     

    7 - Cables

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    This video explains the basics of cables and will hopefully make you feel more comfortable tackling a cable project. For the cable needle she suggests in the video check out the Brittany Cable Needles

     

    8 - Buttonholes

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    This video explains how to make buttonholes and is useful if you've never made them before or it's been a while since you've used the technique.

     

    9 - Lifelines

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    Lifelines can be just that. They can save you if you need to rip out many rows when working in a difficult stitch pattern like lace.

     

    10 - Knit 1 Below

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    This is a simple stitch pattern that leaves you with a double long stitch.

     

    11 - Purl 1 Below

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    This is a simple stitch pattern that leaves you with a double long stitch.

     

    12 - Twisted Knit Stitches

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    This video shows how to make a Twisted Knit Stitch intentionally and how to fix it if you've done it by mistake. 

     

    13 - I-Cord Side Edging

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    This technique is used to make neat and sturdy finished edges. Use it with the I-Cord Cast-On and I-Cord Bind Off for a seamless look all the way around.

     

    13 - Setting in Sleeves

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    This video will help you learn how to set a sleeve for a pieced sweater and to achieve a polished look on your finished garment.

     

    14 - Brioche Stitch

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    This is a popular advanced stitch pattern that creates a nice thick double sided fabric.

     

    15 - Steeking: Crochet Method

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    This video demonstrates steeking using a swatch and the crochet technique. This is an advanced technique often used in fair isle knitting.

     

    16 - Steeking: Sewn Method

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    This video demonstrates steeking using a tapestry needle. This goes a little more in depth on the technique and shows how it would work on a real sweater.

     

    17 - Double Knitting

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    This is an uncommon technique that allows for both sides of your work to be in stockinette stitch.

     

    18 - Thrums

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    This is an advanced technique used to add bulk and warmth to mittens. This is used to make Uncle Chubbs Mittens.

     

    19 - Knitting a Square from the Center

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    This is an uncommon technique for knitting squares, but it has a unique look and would make an interesting blanket. This technique uses the Pinhole Cast-On.

     

    Looking for a technique or stitch you don't see listed here? Check some of our other lists or send us an email with suggestions or questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.