A Knitting Journey…..Part 2
The Knit Stitch (Garter Stitch)
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Once you have learned to cast on your first row of stitches you are ready to start knitting! The most simplest stitch of all IS the knit stitch and it is created with an easy four step process – in, around, under and off!
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The Knit Stitch:
Rows of the knit stitch build up to form an interlocking fabric – which is called the Garter Stitch.
This can create some confusion because the name Garter Stitch is the pattern rather than the actual stitch, which is the Knit Stitch!
Knitted rows of the Knit Stitch forms a fabric which is identical from either side and is therefore reversible.
Insert the point of the right-hand needle in the stitch on the left-hand needle, from front to back, take the yarn that is attached to the ball around and under the point of the right-hand needle.
Draw the new loop on the right-hand needle under and through the first loop on the left-hand needle
This forms a new stitch on the right-hand needle. Slide the original stitch off the left-hand needle
You now have a new stitch on the right-hand needle and you are ready to make the next stitch by repeating Steps 1- 3 🙂
Swap the right-hand needle into your left-hand and begin the next row in exactly the same way!
Rows of knit look like this –
Forming a garter stitch pattern with horizontal rows of interlocking stitches!
Join me on the 2nd of March (Wednesday) as we are going to learn the Purl Stitch!
Plus there will be a beginners pattern available on my blog (Creative Crochet Workshop)
to help you (and me) practice this stitch 🙂
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