Ba­sic Stitches

Creative Knitting - - KNITTING SCHOOL -

Garter Stitch When work­ing back and forth in rows, knit ev­ery row. When work­ing in the round, knit one round, then purl one round. Stock­inette Stitch When work­ing back and forth in rows, knit right-side rows and purl wrong­side rows. When work­ing in the round, knit all rounds. Re­verse Stock­inette Stitch When work­ing back and forth in rows, purl right-side rows and knit wrong­side rows. When work­ing in the round, purl all rounds. Rib­bing Rib­bing com­bines knit and purl stitches within a row to give stretch to the gar­ment. Rib­bing is most of­ten used for the lower edge of the front and back, the cuffs and neck edge of gar­ments.

The rib pat­tern is es­tab­lished on the first row. On sub­se­quent rows, the knit stitches are knit­ted and purl stitches are purled to form the ribs.

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