Dash Stitch

The Dash stitch is an easy stitch that requires basic increase and decrease techniques to achieve. This stitch is done in a 4-row repeat and in a multiple of 2 stitches. The Dash stitch is an easier alternative to the Tiny Bobbles stitch and its easy pattern makes it perfect for TV knitting. Great for all types of projects!

Dash Stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 2sts

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: *k2tog; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: *kf&b; rep from * to the end.
Row 4: purl.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

 

 

Slip Stitch Basketweave Stitch

The Slip Stitch Basketweave stitch is a slip stitch pattern which resembles the Basketweave stitch. This stitch is a done in a reverse stockinette stitch which, in turn, is separated by slip stitches. The Slip Stitch Bastketweave stitch has a unique look and is suitable for many types of knits including scarves, sweaters, blankets and dish towels.

Slip Stitch Basketweave Stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 6 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: *sl 1 wyib, p5; rep from * to the last st, sl 1 wyib.
Row 4: sl 1 wyif, *k5, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to end of row.
Row 5: rep Row 3.
Row 6: rep Row 4.
Row 7: rep Row 1.
Row 8: rep Row 2.
Row 9: *p3, sl 1 wyib, p2; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 10: k1, *k2, sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from * to end of row.
Row 11: rep Row 9.
Row 12: rep Row 10.

Repeat Rows 1-12.

More more help, view the video tutorial below on How To Knit The Slip Stitch Basketweave Stitch.

 

 

Tiny Bobbles Stitch

The Tiny Bobbles stitch involves increasing and decreasing techniques which produces small bobbles on a stockinette background. The design work on the stitch pattern looks as though there is a string of bobbles running horizontally across the work. This stitch is not a lace stitch so therefore does not drape well. The Tiny Bobbles stitch is great for edgings and additional designs for projects such as sweaters, scarves and many other Fall and Winter knits.

tiny bobbles stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, *(k1, yo, k1) into the next st, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: p1, *sl 1 wyib,  k3tog tbl; rep from * to the last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

 

 

Left Twist Stitch

The Left Twist stitch is a knit stitch similar to the Right Twist stitch with the only difference being that it leans to the left instead of the right. Like the Right Twist stitch, the Left Twist stitch has a “waffle”-like design and is knitted with twisted stitches and is traditionally knitted using a cable needle. The pattern below is knitted with no cable required.

Do you like the Left Twist stitch? Check out the Easy Day Knitted Headband pattern!

left twist stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts

Row 1 (RS): k1, *LT; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: k1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 3: k2, *RT; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: k1, purl to last st, k1.

LT (Left Twist): on the right side, knit through the back loop (ktbl) of the second stitch, leaving stitch on the left needle. K2tog through the back loops (tbl) of the first and second stitch. Slide both stitches off the left needle.

Here is a video on how to knit the Left Twist Stitch.

 

Right Twist Stitch

The Right Twist stitch is a twist stitch pattern that produces a “waffle” design which leans towards the right. This stitch pattern can be done by using a cable needle as well as without. The tutorial below shows how to knit the Right Twist stitch without using a cable needle. The Right Twist stitch is great for many projects including hats, scarves, bags and more!

Do you like the Right Twist stitch? Check out the Easy Day Knitted Headband pattern!

Right Twist Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts

Row 1 (RS): k1, *RT; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: k1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 3: k2, *RT; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: k1, purl to last st, k1.

RT (Right Twist): on the right side, K2tog but leave both stitches on the left needle. Knit into the first stitch again. Slide both stitches off the left hand needle.

 

Stockinette Elongated Stitch

The Stockinette Elongated stitch is a stockinette stitch with elongated stitches running horizontally across the work. These elongated stitches are known by most drop stitches. Though this is not technically correct (drop stitches run vertical and not horizontal), the elongated stitches  are done by literally “dropping” the additional wraps around the working needle as you are knitting.

This technique creates an airy and light open fabric with very nice drape. It’s a great way to introduce beginners to lace. Because it is a stockinette stitch, curling may occur so therefore, blocking is recommended. The Stockinette Elongated stitch has an excellent drape and is perfect for scarves and cowls.

Do you like the Stockinette Elongated Stitch? Check out the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf pattern!

stockinette drop stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Any number of sts

Knitting Flat or Back and Forth

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: *k1, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: *p1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Knitting In The Round

Rd 1: knit.
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 4: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.

Repeat Rds 1-4.

Here is a video on how to knit the Stockinette Elongated Stitch.