Stitch of the Week: 3

Linen Stitch

The linen stitch is so much easier then it looks. If you can knit and purl then you can do this stitch.

Right side
Wrong side

YF- move yarn to the front of work

YB- move yarn to the back of work

SL- slip stitch

Cast on an even amount.

Row 1: (right side) *k1, yf, sl 1, yb; rep from * to end.

Row 2:(wrong side) *p1, yb, sl 1, yf; rep from * to end.

Repeat these two rows.

yf, sl 1, yb right side

Moving the yarn to the front and back wraps the slipped stitch making the unique design. This makes for a pretty dense fabric that is great for scarves, cowls and dish towels.

Stitch of the Week: 2

This week we have another simple and widely used stitch pattern. The stockinette (or stocking) stitch is an easy pattern. Cast on any amount of stitches. Alternate between knit rows and purl rows. When working in the round stockinette is just knit row after knit row.

Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette stitch is all smooth and made of a bunch of hearts together. If you purl when you should’ve knitted it’ll be pretty easy to tell the difference.

Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Reverse stockinette stitch just means the other side of stockinette. Typically reverse stockinette is going to be the ‘wrong side’ of your work.

Stockinette can be tricky because it is prone to curling. If you were to make a square of stockinette it’d end up being a tube. It can be managed by adding garter stitch to the border.

Happy knitting!