Thursday, February 7, 2013

Knitting Stitch Series

I have been mulling over creating a series that shows different knitting stitch patters for a while now. I think I have finally worked up the courage to put it out there and see what happens.

The goal of this series is not to show the reader how to do the basic stitches. Knit, purl, yarn over and the like. This series is more on how to use these basic stitches together to make a pattern. I want this to be more of an inspiration to create your own knitted works of art!

These are patterns that are the building blocks for many final designs. Many designers, myself included, start out with a basic stitch pattern we want to use and then build from there. The hope is that you'll be able to create your own unique designs.

The first stitch pattern is the garter stitch. This is one of the most basic of stitch patterns. Any number of stitches can be used. Any type of yarn and needle size is also suitable for this stitch.

To create the garter stitch fabric all you do is knit every stitch and every row. That's it! Very very easy right! Here is an example of garter stitched fabric.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

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