Let’s do a refresh on basic stitches!

With sales, opportunities to stock up yarns increase … even for the less experienced knitter!

What about doing a little refresh on basic stitches?

Garter Stitch: This is the most basic of all stitch patterns and is achieved by knitting every row. The end result is a flat, reversible, ridged fabric that stands up well to wear and does not roll at the edges.

Knit Stitch and Purl Stitch: They are two basic stitches and the combination of knit and purl stitches which unlocks endless knitting pattern possibilities.

The purl stitch is sometimes thought of as the opposite of a knit stitch. Even the look of the knit and purl stitches bears this out: the purl stitch is a raised loop, while the knit stitch is a flat half-V.

 

Seed Stitch (or Moss Stitch): It is made by working 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch across a row, and then they are alternated every other row by knitting the purl stitches and purling the knit stitches. Seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the knitted fabric — the little purl bumps look like scattered seeds.

Once you master these basic stitches you are ready to face many knitting challenges!