Let’s Knit: Purl Through Back Loop – P1 TBL + Tutorial

Purl Together in the Back Loop - P TBL

Purl Through Back Loop – P TBL Purling through the back look sounds more complicated than it is. This motion causes the stitch to turn around. Instead of diving straight in to purl, you have to move the needle to around the back and come at the loop from the opposite direction. This method takes a bit of practice but isn’t hard to do. In patterns this is P TBL. TBL is short form for Through Back Loop. Follow the tutorial below. Tutorial

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Let’s Knit: Seed Stitch + Tutorial

Let's Knit: Seed Stitch

Seed Stitch The seed stitch is like the garter or stockinette stitch. It’s a technical term and not a fancy stitch in knitting. It’s the act of knitting what appears to be the opposite of the row below. To keep this stitch simple, you should do an odd number in your cast on. This way, you can start every row the same way. You will start as follows: Knit 1, Purl 1…. Keep repeating to the end. Start the new row the exact same way. It’s an easy technique and…

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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

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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  

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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

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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

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