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Beginner’s Guide to Knit Rib Stitches

Beginner’s Guide to Knit Rib Stitches

Rib stitches are an essential stitch technique for every knitter, new or experienced. In the knitting world, among an array of stitches, the humble rib stitch stands out as a timeless favorite and offers a world of creative possibilities. A simple combination of knit and purl stitches made with any of your knitting needles, the stitch has served sock cuffs, garment necklines, hats, and many knit projects. Rib stitches are known for matchless versatility in any project; enhancing visual interest while providing functionality with stretchiness. In this blog, we'll explore the world of rib stitches, inspiring you to create beautiful,...

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How To Do Tunisian Double Crochet

How To Do Tunisian Double Crochet

Do you want to expand your knowledge of Tunisian crochet stitches? Then we've got an easy stitch pattern that promises beautiful textures and versatility with your crochet hooks—the Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch. Just gather your tools, any smooth interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook, and yarn. You can choose stitch markers, a measuring tape, scissors, or crochet accessories. In this blog, we'll walk you through the steps to do Tunisian Double Crochet and projects you can work on with the stitch pattern. What you'll need to know about Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch The Tunisian Double Stitch (TDC) is an easy-to-make stitch that...

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Knitting Decreases: How to Purl Two Stitches Together (P2TOG)

Knitting Decreases: How to Purl Two Stitches Together (P2TOG)

Purl two together is a common knitting decrease technique used for various projects. You may encounter this instruction when you have socks, a hat, or a garment on your knitting needles. The method works similarly to knit two together (k2tog), where you make two knit stitches into one, while in purl two together (p2tog), you purl two stitches. In knitting, all stitches work with knit and purl stitches and combinations. Purl is a mirror version of the knit stitch, or for a better explanation, two sides of the same coin. While the knit stitch works with yarn over from back...

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Mastering the Stitch: Yarn Over vs. Yarn Under in Crochet

In crochet, you work with yarn by making loops. You basically pick or loop the yarn with your crochet hook. For a beginner crocheter, even the basic stitches and techniques might seem overwhelming. But fear not! You just need to learn to work on the yarn loops and the rest will follow. Two fundamental techniques – yarn over (YO) and yarn under (YU) – form the foundation of almost every basic crochet stitch therefore every possible creation and project. Understanding these simple maneuvers and their differences unlocks possibilities. To assist you with the concepts of yarn over and yarn under,...

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