Free knitting stitches and how to knit a stitch
wool yarn cotton yarn knitting yarn crochet yarn cashmere yarn merino yarn
blended yarn novelty yarn luxury yarn
Synthetics/acrylics: has a tendency to pill and fade, acrylics have made
a big comeback.
Generally they feel nice to wear, wash better than wool products. They
are more hypoallergenic, which is great
for babies and people who are
allergic to wool
Wool: Wool will last forever and is very durable through many years of
wear and tear.
Although some people have severe allergies to wool. In
the wash it needs extra care.
Cotton: Cotton is easy to wash, wonderful to wear, and looks great.
Cotton can stretch out of shape and can
look a little odd when this
Novelty: Yarns like boucle, which has the zig-zag appearance, fun fur,
eyelash, chenille, and heaps of others.
The knitter looking for
something funky and different will find it in this category. I would say
if you are beginning
maybe progress on to these yarns when you have
mastered other yarns as they are difficult to work with and
may not turn
out they way you want.
Long-haired: These yarns are quite expensive and more for the
luxurious knitter who like such yarns as angora
and mohair. These yarns
can be more expensive for the beginning knitter because if you make a
mistake it will
cost you dearly in extra yarn.
Chunky Weight is a heavier yarn for winter type garments like some warm
sweaters or jumpers, scarves and
other garments requiring chunky Yarn.
techniques learn to
knit and other knitting tips.
Knitting instructions with illustrations
all the common knitting stitches with illustrations page 1
all the common knitting stitches
with illustrations page 2
Japanese knitting stitches with illustrations page 1
Japanese knitting stitches with illustrations page 2
Japanese, American and British needle sizes
Knit a tension swatch in lace stitch
or knit cables, then choose your knitting pattern.
patterns for woman or
free knitting patterns for baby
free knitting patterns for child
free knitting patterns
to create your own pattern.
COMBINE knitting stitch
OR CABLES AND BASIC KNITTING PATTERNS, TO CREATE YOUR OWN EXCLUSIVE PATTERN
Knitting in symbols is much easier than
knitting with a text pattern.
You can already imagine, how you're
pattern is going to look like, on the symbol knitting chart.
The symbols are short hand for knitting stitch, print this file or save
it on your computer.
symbols for Lace stitches
For Aran knitting, cables,
you will find another symbol file, on this page.
These Aran symbols are used all over the world by knitters. And specially
on this knitting chart you can see how
the cables are going to look like.
You can try out your knitting pattern while knitting your tension swatch.
Haiku art form
( from A. S. Kline's FREE Archive )
to give a little thought )
Love links us to the generations,
the child, the living, and the dead.
Love links us to the generations.
Beyond the present is our homeland,
to read charts
You have to check this website out,
on this website you can buy a software program.
Nothing new ?, O yes, it is.
Type in a stitch pattern to see a chart created for you. That is unique
Interprets circular and flat patterns easily. Patterns are created
in charts and text, at the same time.
And much more.
I am not affiliated or attached in any way, I just like it.
I have made all the new knitting stitches charts with this software.
When the new release is out, you can change the knitting stitches yourself.
Lace stitch patterns and other stitches in text
lace pattern stitches (text)
knit and purl stitches patterns (text) 1 with brioche stitch
knit and purl stitches patterns (text) 2
knit and purl stitches patterns (text) 3
knit and purl stitches patterns (text) 4
Right and Left Slant Decreases
click on the image for an animation of the knit stitch
A few types of knitted fabric are so fundamental, that they have been adopted as part of the language of knitting,
similar to techniques such
as yarn over or decrease.
Stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch, garter stitch, seed stitch, faggoting, and tricot.
In some cases, these fabrics appear differently on the right side (as seen when making the stitch) than on the
wrong side (as seen from
the other side, when the work is turned).
Stockinette stitch (in the UK, Stocking Stitch) is the most basic knitted fabric; every stitch (as seen from the right side)
knit stitch. In the round, stockinette stitch is produced by knitting every stitch; by contrast, in the flat,
stockinette stitch is
produced by knitting and purling alternate rows.
Stockinette-stitch fabric is very smooth and each column ("wale") resembles a stacked set of "V"'s.
It has a strong tendency to
curl horizontally and vertically because of the asymmetry of its faces.
Reverse stockinette stitch is produced in the same way as stockinette, except that the purl stitches are done on
the right side and
the knit stitches on the wrong side. In the round, reverse stockinette stitch is produced by
purling every stitch
Seed stitch is the most basic form of a basketweave pattern;
knit and purl stitches alternate in every column
("wale") and every row ("course"). In other words, every knit stitch is flanked on
all four sides
(left and right, top and bottom) by purl stitches, and vice versa. Seed stitch is also known as Moss Stitch.
Seed-stitch fabrics lie flat; the symmetry of their two faces prevents them from curling to one side or the other.
Hence, it makes
an excellent choice for edging, e.g., the central edges of a cardigan.
However, seed stitch is "nubbly", not nearly as smooth as
Garter stitch is the most basic form of welting (as seen from the right side). In the round, garter stitch is produced
knitting and purling alternate rows. By contrast, in the flat, garter stitch is produced by knitting every stitch
(or purling every
stitch, though this is much less common).
In garter-stitch fabrics, the "purl" rows stand out from the "knit" rows, which provides the basis for shadow knitting.
Garter-stitch fabric has significant lengthwise elasticity and little tendency to curl, due to the symmetry of its faces.
Lace patterns and other stitches in symbols
Lace knitting is a style of knitting
characterized by stable "holes" in the fabric arranged with consideration
aesthetic value. Lace is sometimes considered the pinnacle of knitting,
because of its complexity and because
woven fabrics cannot have holes
(easily). True knitted lace has pattern stitches on both the right and
knitting with pattern stitches on only one side of the
fabric, so that holes are separated by at least two threads,
not lace, but often called "lacy knitting".
symbols lace stitches English You need this file to
knit the stitches in symbols correctly.
The symbols, this is your pattern,
are knitted at the right side of your pattern, at the wrong side, knit
as they are on the needle.
Purl when it is a purl stitch at the wrong side and Knit when it is
a Knit stitch at the right side
In this case only the uneven rows are given; 1. 3. 5. and so on.
the yarn overs at the wrong side.
When there are also stitches made at the wrong side, all the rows are
given; 1. 2. 4. 5 , a.s.o.
Some examples of knitted sweaters or cardigans with a lace stitch, just to inspire you.
A hole can be introduced into a knitted fabric by pairing a yarn-over
stitch with a nearby (usually adjacent) decrease.
If the decrease precedes
the yarn-over, it should typically slant right as seen from the right
( k2tog, not k2tog tbl).
If the decrease follows the yarn-over, it should
typically slant left as seen from the right side ( k2tog tbl, not k2tog).
These slants pull the fabric away from the yarn-over, opening up the
Pairing a yarn-over with a decrease keeps the stitch count constant.
Many beautiful patterns separate the yarn-over and decrease stitches,
k2tog, k5, yo.
Separating the yarn-over from its decrease "tilts" all
the intervening stitches towards the decrease.
The tilt may form part
of the design, e.g., mimicking the veins in a leaf.
There are few constraints on positioning the holes, so practically any
picture or pattern can be outlined with holes.
Common motifs include
leaves, rosettes, ferns and flowers.
To design a simple lace motif,
a knitter can draw its lines on a piece of knitting graph paper; right-slanting
should be produced with "k2tog, yo". Stitch-pairs (as seen on
the right side) whereas left-slanting lines should
be produced with
"yo, k2tog tbl"
(or, equivalently, "yo, ssk" or "yo, skp") stitch pairs (again, as seen
on the right side). More sophisticated patterns
will change the grain
of the fabric to help the design, by separating the yarn-overs and decreases.