Hey, isn’t knitting a flat stitch? Not the bumpy texture from rows of knitting! The secret is to alternate rows of knitting with rows of purling. So let’s learn to purl.
Congratulations you just learned twonew stitches. That’s right 2 new stitches! And for the second lesson in a row. Alternating a row of the knit stitches with a row of purl stitches you also learned the stockinette stitch. Who’d a thought – another two-fer. Talk about double knit.
Now that you have cast your stitches onto your needles, it’s time to learn the knit stitch!
Over tightening stitches will make it difficult and frustrating to knit.
Aim for consistency. It will come with practice.
Congratulations you just learned twonew stitches. That’s right 2 new stitches! The knit stitch of course and by repeating the knit stitch over and over, row after row you also learned the garter stitch. Who’d a thought – a two-fer.
The Garter Stitch creates a fun bumpy texture. We particularly like that bumpy texture for dish clothes as it makes cleaning dishes easier. Look for our video on dish clothes coming soon!
In order to start your knitting project, you need to learn to add stitches to your needles otherwise known as casting on.
Now that you have completed the foundation row, you are ready to take the next step in your journey in learn to knit. MainelyDiY is delighted to be along you side as you learn to knit. The next step is is learning the knit stitch.
Do want to continue your Granny Square row in the same color? Try this color keeper technique.
In this lesson in the granny square series, you how to make more than one row in the same color yarn without tying off and then restarting.