A Knitting Journey….Part 4
The Stocking Stitch
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Now that you have practiced the knit and purl stitches you can use them together to form the Stocking Stitch!
If you are still need to learn or practice these two stitches you can still do so here: The Knit Stitch & The Purl Stitch
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The Stocking Stitch:
Stocking Stitch is created from alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. It has a flat side of interlocking V-Shapes (see photo) and a reverse side of raised interlocking horizontal ridges. The flat side is the knit side and is the RIGHT side of the fabric and the ridges side is the purl side and is the WRONG side.
Cast on the required number of stitches – making sure that the stitches are even and that the interlocked row beneath the needle has an even texture. Place the needle with the cast on stitches in your left hand to begin knitting.
ROW 1: KNIT the first row of stitches in the usual way so that all the stitches are on the right-hand needle
ROW 2: Place the needle with the stitches in the left-had and PURL the next row. Purl to the end of the row so that all the stitches are o the right0hand needle. THE side with the horizontal ridges (WRONGSIDE) will be facing you.
Continue to alternate KNIT and PURL rows (repeating ROWS 1 & 2) until you reach the number of rows required.
The knitted fabric will look like this –
BEGINNER’S STITCH GUIDE:
Stocking Stitch is abbreviated in a pattern to ‘st st’
The instructions will usually tell you how many rows or how what length to knit in Stocking Stitch
For exp: ‘continue in st st until the work measures 30 cm from the cast on edge’
Join me on the 30th of March (Wednesday) as we are going to learn the Single Rib!
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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