If you knit all the rows, you will end up with rows and rows of ridges. This is called garter stitch and is the most basic fabric of all knit fabrics. Continental weaving, also known as German weaving or picking, is popular in northern and eastern Europe, as well as in other parts of the world. In this method, the thread is in the left hand and a more subtle movement of the left index finger (and sometimes other fingers as well) is used to help the needle pick up the thread and form a new stitch.
Some knitters call any pattern with alternating colors Fair Isle. However, the basic technique can also be called “braided weave” or “braided color work” in reference to unused colors stranded on the wrong side of the project. The knit stitches on the right side of the jersey are wider than the purl stitches on the wrong side. Subscribe to the I Like Knitting Gold Club for unlimited access to their entire pattern archive, with hundreds of exclusive patterns.
Unlike other methods of adding multiple colors to knit fabric, there is only one active color in each stitch. While both methods produce equally good results, they are different enough to make it worthwhile to understand both and how each could benefit your tissue. In this section, you will find a list of 10 different point points that could be classified as “intermediate”. Many knitters using this style hold their work needle like a pencil, which frees their index finger to maintain the tension of their yarn and pass it around the end of the needle.
Tassel stitch can be used to create three-dimensional bumps or “balls” over any knit stitch pattern, although the most common stitch background is jersey or garter stitch. According to this definition, there is only one type of fabric, since this process is valid for all weave styles. For example, if you want to know how many rows of purl you have woven, simply count the purl bumps stacked on top of each other. As far as historians know, the weave dates back to 11th century Egypt, but suggests that it can be traced back even 3-5 centuries.
Many knitters find this method much faster, and crocheters who are learning to knit often find that continental feels more natural in their hands. This stitch is woven in the same manner as the jersey, except that it includes a one-stitch row, a rib stitch to create a pattern that resembles a grid. For example, a knitter might say, “I created the body of this sweater in jersey stitch, but the cuffs and hems are ribbed. It involves alternating rows of knit stitches and purl stitches based on the right and wrong side of the fabric.
In any other knitting style, tension is maintained in the hands; this gives the hands two tasks to perform at the same time: holding the yarn and working the stitches with the needles.