Knit Stepping Stripes Pillow + Tutorial

Knit Stepping Stripes Pillow

Knit Stepping Stripes Pillow If you love decorator pillows, then you will love the knit Stepping Stripes Pillow from Yarnspirations. This beginner project features a simple knit and purl stitch to create a lovely textured pillow.  The pretty stripes will brighten up any decor.  Choose from many colors available using the Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn. Tutorial

Read More

Knit Ridges Blanket Pattern + Tutorial

Knit Ridges Blanket by Yarnspirations

Knit Ridges Blanket Pattern Introducing a cozy knit Ridges Blanket by Yarnspirations. This beginner knit pattern features an easy mix of knit and purl stitches to create a lovely textured project.  The Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn makes this quick and simple. Plug out your needles and give this one a go. Tutorial  

Read More

Knit Beachside Pillow Pattern + Tutorial

Knit Beachside Pillow - Basketweave

Knit Beachside Pillow Take a look at this decorator knit pattern Beachside Pillow by Yarnspirations. This lovely basketweave style knit pillow makes a great accent piece to your home.  Done with knit and purl stitches, it creates a nice textured look.  Knitted using Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn makes this a quick and easy project, even for the beginner. Tutorial

Read More

Let’s Knit: Slip Slip Purl – SSP + Tutorial

Slip Slip Purl - SSP

Slip Slip Purl – SSP The act of Slip Slip Purl, known in abbreviations as SSP is about making two stitches into one. But it’s not about purling 2 together… well not exactly. The first two stitches are slip stitched knitwise individually onto the other needle. Then, brought back to the original needle. Notice in the tutorial on how it is done. Then, you purl the two stitches together. The act of doing the slip stitching allows you to turn the loops giving a more desirable look. Follow the tutorial…

Read More

Let’s Knit: Slip, Slip, Knit – SSK + Tutorial

Slip, Slip, Knit - SSK

Slip, Slip, Knit – SSK The act of Slip Stitching in Knitwise is more than just moving the loops from one needle to another. You have to pretend you are going to knit but don’t actually do it. The first two slip stiches are done as Slip Knitwise. So you insert your needles in as if you were going to knit but don’t wrap the needle, just transfer one at a time to the other needle. This is helping to turn the stitch look around for the best look possible….

Read More

Knitting Abbreviations Guide

Knit Abbreviations - The Knit Crowd

Knitting Abbreviations Guide Knitting abbreviations are used in patterns. If you are new to knitting, it may take you a bit to get used to seeing short form abbreviations in the instructions. This is done so that patterns don’t have to be mini novels. It can simplify instructions. The list is general and typically if a designer has used something unusual, they generally make a note and explain the abbreviation. Think of the Pyramids I compare reading stitch patterns like I am reading the shapes and special symbols of reading…

Read More

Let’s Knit: Purl 4 Together – P4 Tog + Tutorial

Let's Knit: Purl 4 Together - P4 Tog

Purl 4 Together – P4 Tog Putting purl stitches together is really easy. When putting 4 stitches together as 1 for purling, it’s known as Purl 4 Together. In abbreviations it’s known as P4 Tog. Instead purling with just one stitch, you will collect 4 stitches and purl them together as if they are one stitch. This converts 4 stitches into 1. Review the tutorial below if you need further assistance. Tutorial

Read More

Let’s Knit: Knit 4 Together – K4 Tog + Tutorial

Knit 4 Together - K4 Tog + Tutorial

Knit 4 Together – K4 Tog + Tutorial Putting together 4 stitches using the knit stitch is referred to as Knit 4 Together. The abbreviation is called K4 Tog. Instead of knitting one stitch with the knit stitch, you are going to collect 4 stitches on the knitting needles and put with all 4 at the same time. This will convert 4 stitches to be only 1 by the time you are done. This is used in subtracting out stitches like a top of a hat and etc. Follow the…

Read More

Let’s Knit: Knit Increase in Front and Back Loops – K Inc + Tutorial

Let's Knit: Knit Increase in Front and Back Loops - K Inc + Tutorial

Knit Increase in Front and Back Loops – K Inc Increase the stitch count in a knit stitch is called Knit Increase. In patterns it’s referred to as K Inc. This is the act of making 1 stitch into 2 before passing the stitch from one needle to other. In this stitch, you knit as normal but do not slide off the stitch from the needle. Rotate the needle around and go into the same stitch on the back side and knit as normal. Now you have 2 loops on…

Read More

Let’s Knit: Purl 3 Together – P3 Tog + Tutorial

Let's Knit: Purl 3 Together - P3 Tog

Purl 3 Together – P3 Tog Let’s put 3 Purl Stitches together with Purl 3 Together. In abbreviations, this is referred to us as P3 Tog. Using the purl stitch, instead of purling 1 stitch, you are going to purl 3 as if they are one. So insert your needle and collect 3 stitches and purl as normal. This converts 3 stitches into 1. Review the tutorial below to see how it’s done. Tutorial

Read More