Who loves knitting? Oh, me too! Knitting is so much fun and is a great hobby. Lots of people do it with so much passion. Not to mention the spicy gossip time you can have with your knitting group! And now that it’s Christmas time, I am sure a lot of you must have started knitting something for your special ones. It feels so amazing to gift others what you made with your own hands and lots of love. Revamping wardrobe with your self-made scarfs and gloves and beanies is fun!
Now, knitting might seems difficult but once you get the gist of it, you can easily face the music. And if you want to try some different stitches, we have brought you some beautiful knitting stitches that will create gorgeous pieces. Even if you are a newbie, you can create some amazing knitwear. But you don’t need to get overwhelmed with all these numerous knitting stitches and patterns. Read this article and simply take your needles and yarns and grab a corner of your house to start on it. But before you begin, you must buy bundles of beautiful and colourful yarns and here is how you would examine the quality.
Easy Knitting Stitches & Patterns for Beginners | Complete Tutorials
Moss Stitch Knitting Patterns
Moss stitch is also called as Seed stitch. This moss stitch is very simple and easy. It gives a look of scattered seeds and hence the name. And the best thing is they don’t take much time. Just one purl and just one knit! See. So simple, isn’t it? In one row keep one knit and then one purl alternating all the way. In another row simply reverse the order and you get a beautiful moss stitch in your hands.
Herringbone Knit Stitch Patterns
It might look messy but is absolutely not! The complexity of this pattern is what makes it more beautiful. The yarn is entangled with fine details and creates a very pleasant texture. First, knit then purl and then slip stitches. Try to remember this pattern and you will be easily able to do this.
Honeycomb Stitch Knitting Pattern
Interesting name! It’s a pretty textured stitch. Now, now, don’t start biting your nails off. It’s not as cumbersome as it seems. Once you know its stitching method, no one can stop you. It’s an easy cable knit pattern that you can also try with a diamond honeycomb pattern.
Woven knitting stitch is really a cool one. As the name suggests, it simply creates a woven texture. And we all love the natural woven pattern of the clothes, right? The woven stitch is simple to knit and looks gorgeous on bags and blankets.
Basketweave Stitch Pattern
Basket Weave stitch is a basic easy knitting stitch. And there are so many pattern variations in it. You have a lot of options with basket weave stitch such as braided basket weave, basket diagonal and pie crust basketweave stitch. So many choices, isn’t it? Try these different patterns and make lovely knit wears.
The Stockinette Stitch
The Stockinette stitch is also known as stocking stitch. This is the most common stitch you will come across. The knits create a v-like pattern while the purls create little bumps in the fabric. It’s simply one-row purl and one-row knitting and Stockinette stitch are ready. Twisted Stockinette or double Stockinette stitches are also other variations of Stockinette stitch. It’s elegant, nice and stretchy.
1×1 Rib Stitch Knitting
Just like the basket weave stitch, rib stitch also comes with many different patterns. Some of these are fisherman rib stitch, right diagonal rib stitch, ridge rib stitch or reverse ridge stitch. Rib stitch is mostly used for the fabrics that are needed to be stretchy. If you know knitting and purling then you can easily do the rib stitch knitting.
Seersucker stitch is one of the most pretty textured stitches. It is also a simple knit and purl stitch. For beginners it’s a perfect stitch to start from. It creates a lovely textured pattern with little offset diamonds. It kind of looks like a seersucker fabric. So what are you waiting for? Start on it now!
Celtic Cable Saxon Stitch
The Celtic Cable Saxon stitches are eye-catching. It creates a braided texture that will give your fabric a look to die for. These stitches will look best on scarves and pullovers and almost everything. With the unique pattern and gorgeous design, Celtic Cable Saxon stitch has become one of my favourites.
Lattice Knit Stitch
The lattice stitch is another type of cable stitches. I know! The cable stitches are so great! And lattice stitch too has many variations. Double lattice, diamond lattice, interlocking lattice and many more. Using different combinations of stitches with this stitch, different new patterns can be created for your lovely knitted fabric.
Granite stitches are easy to make and are so gorgeous to look at. It is a simple even pattern of stitches which keeps on repeating after every four rows. It uses both increasing and decreasing of knits. So it’s pretty easy to remember. This stitch is perfect for rugs and blankets.
Daisy Stitch Knitting and Designs
If you are a fan of floral designs like me, then you will definitely love this daisy stitch. As the name says, the texture that is created with this stitch looks like a sweet little daisy flower. They are easy to make and looks so cute and also add a bit of thickness to the fabric. If you are in a cheery mood, go for this one.
Bee Stitch and Knitting Pattern
Where’s there a honeycomb, there’s a bee! We have seen honeycomb stitch earlier and now is time for this lovely bee stitch. This stitch is a bit troublesome to understand but just like any other stitches once you learn its pattern you can make some really cosy knitted fabric. And it will take not much time.
Purl Twists Stitch
Purl twists stitch is simply wonderful. It’s basically kinds of purl and twists with lots of twists that might be hard. Like any other stitch, this too looks difficult at first but with time and practice, you can easily learn this stitch too. It’s kinda new and looks amazing. It creates a unique texture of the fabric and suits for scarves and sweaters.
Raspberry/ Trinity Stitch
Such a yummy name! Raspberry stitch or Trinity stitch also known as Blackberry stitch is one of the most popular stitches. What is it with the fruits’ name? It is also known as cluster or a bramble stitch. And if someone talks about an Astrakhan stitch then relax, they are talking about this same trinity stitch. A raspberry stitch creates soft little bubbles on the fabric that looks like raspberries. It looks good on pillows or washcloths or blankets.
Every stitch is unique and looks magnificent on different knit wears. You might think some are easy while others are difficult. But with time and patience, you will master all of these stitches. So good luck and start having fun with them! Now!