How to Knit
Getting UK Knitting
How to Knit
How to Crochet
Holding the needles & yarn
Knitting in rounds
Lace knitting & eyelet stitches
Picking up dropped stitches
Picking up stitches along an edge
Joining yarns & working with colour
The Basic Stitches
The knit stitch (k)
2. Wind the yarn over the right hand needle (Fig.31).
3. Pull through a loop (Fig.32).
4. Slip the original stitch off the left hand needle (Fig.33).
Repeat until all the stitches have been transferred from the left to the right hand needle.
To knit into the back of a stitch (KB1)
then follow steps 2 to 4 for the knit stitch.
The purl stitch (p)
2. Wind the yarn round the right hand needle (Fig.36).
3. Draw a loop through to the back (Fig.37).
4. Slip the original stitch off the left hand needle (Fig.38).
To purl into the back of a stitch (PB1)
then follow steps 2 to 4 for the purl stitch.
The garter stitch
The same effect can also be achieved by working every row as purl.
Knit one Below (K1B)
This stitch is used in Fishermen’s rib. Insert the right hand needle into the next stitch but in the row below the stitch on the left hand needle. Then knit the stitch as normal (Fig.43).
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