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tashabear
tashabear
five easy stitches
I thought that this might help, given the confusion some folks have about doing certain stitches. Stitch patterns sometimes change, given the number of stitches that you cast on, so stating that seed stitch is "k1,p1" isn't always correct. Anyway, without further ado,


  1. Garter Stitch: Knit all stitches.

  2. Stockinette or Stocking Stitch:


    Row 1: Knit all stitches.

    Row 2: Purl all stitches

    this stitch will curl when worked alone


  3. Seed Stitch

    On an even number of stitches:

    Row 1: *k1,p1* rep from * (ends on p1)

    Row 2: *p1,k1* rep from * (ends on k1)


    On an odd number of stitches:

    *k1,p1* rep from * (ends on k1). Turn work and repeat.



  4. Single Rib

    On an even number of stitches:

    *k1,p1* rep from *. Turn work and repeat.

    On an odd number of stitches:

    Row 1: *k1,p1* rep from * (ends on k1).

    Row 2: *p1,k1* rep from * (ends on p1).




  5. Double Rib
    this is easiest to work on an even number of stitches that divides evenly

    *k2,p2* rep from * to end.

    On an even number of stitches that does not divide evenly (ie 18, 22, 26, etc):

    Row 1: *k2,p2* rep from * to end.
    Row 2: *p2,k2* rep from * to end.

    Odd numbers of stitches are a whole other thing with double rib; I'll leave the math up to you.

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