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Seed stitch knitting pattern

How to Knit Seed Stitch on Circular Needles?

Want to try out textured knitting stitches? All you need is your knitting needles, yarn and some easy stitch pattern. All stitches in all knitting patterns are based on knit and purl stitches. The seed stitch is not different. It follows the pattern of single knits and purls that alternate both horizontally and vertically whether you are knitting flat or circular. The stitch technique is considered so easy-to-do that many patterns don't actually explain how to do it. If you are new to knitting, we’ll take you through the process of knitting the seed stitch on circular needles. We’ll also...

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How to Knit and Purl Stitches in Tunisian Crochet?

Do you like the look of knitting, but prefer to crochet? Then it’s time to explore the unique technique of Tunisian crochet with the unique Tunisian crochet hooks! Sometimes called “Afghan Crochet”, is a hybrid of knitting and crochet. Like knitting, Tunisian crochet has knit and purl stitches. There are many other unique stitches in Tunisian crochet work that look like a cross between knitting and crochet. In this blog, let’s take a look at the knit and purl stitches. Materials you’ll need  Crochet hook: Tunisian crochet requires a special tool. Different from traditional crochet hooks, Tunisian hooks are special...

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basket weave knit

How to Knit the Basketweave Pattern in Easy Steps

The basketweave pattern provides a gorgeous texture to your knitted fabric. With your favorite knitting needles and yarn, you can easily knit the beautiful textured pattern. The technique of knitting a basketweave texture is easy, even though it looks complex. Like many stitches in knitting, the stitch comprises knit and purl stitches. Interestingly, the pattern comes in many variations and you can try others or even design your own. This stitch is perfect for beginners while advanced knitters can enjoy making their own designs. Typically the basketweave stitch uses an even number of knit and purl stitches, 4-8 columns of...

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4 Tricks to Fix Tight Stitches on Circular Knitting Needles

Knitting is fun. It’s exciting to make something by hand. However, when you are learning, it can also make you a bit tense. You want everything to come out perfectly. You might find yourself gripping the knitting needles intensely and pulling the yarn tight. You’re concerned that the stitches will fall off, so you’re being extra careful. When this occurs, your knitting may become too tight and the stitches can be harder to work. Relax! Take a breath and remember: Knitting is forgiving. Approach the craft with a gentle spirit and it will reward you many times over. In the...

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