Join stockinette knitting with this easy to execute stitch that yields professional results.
Month: July 2012
Invisible Horizontal Seam
This sturdy seam creates a row of knit stitches that flow between two pieces as they are joined. It is an excellent choice for shoulder seams, pillows and more.
Circular Gauge (Knit Flat)
Knitting in the round may yield a different gauge than flat knitting. In flat knitting, the right side of the stockinette stitch is all knit with the wrong side comprised of purl stitches. When knitting stockinette in the round, every stitch is a knit stitch. For many knitters there is a discrepancy in size between a knit and a purl stitch which can impact the stitch count of your gauge. To ensure the accuracy of your gauge, the swatch should be knit in the same manner as the garment. For example, if you are knitting a sweater in the round then your gauge should also be knit in the round.
You can cut your swatching time in half with this short cut that will give you the proper circular gauge as you knit flat.
Dropped Stitch (Fixing Mistakes)
Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a knitter more than a dropped stitch. Learn to pick up a dropped stitch and repair your work easily with the use of a crochet hook. This simple technique will save you time and turn you into a fearless knitter!
The one row, horizontal buttonhole is a sturdy and tidy buttonhole. It is a great choice for pieces where the buttonhole receives a lot of stress. You will be delighted with its easy execution and professional appearance.