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12 Simple Knitting Stitches For Beginners


12 Simple Knitting Stitches For Beginners

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In this post, you will see 12 simple knitting stitches for beginners, that include garter stitch, stockinette stitch and ribbing.

Nearly all of the stitches in this collection will be used for any beginner patterns as they are all made up of knit and purl stitches.

A great way to practice your knitting lessons is to swatch up these easy stitch patterns to get started.

Easy Knitting Stitches

From a newbie knitter to the more advanced, having the knowledge of how to knit these 12 stitch patterns is important.

Mastering these stitches will allow you to explore various knitting patterns and give you the ability to add texture to your projects.

From scarves, hats and blankets many of these stitches are used time and time again.

Learning To Knit

Learning how to knit can sometimes seem a little overwhelming and often people give up in frustration.

But if you practice with small swatches until you are ready to tackle your first pattern, then you will find the process much easier.

Knowing these easy knitting stitches will after some practice have you knitting like a pro in a few weeks!

How To Start Knitting

If you are new to knitting and are still learning how to knit, you would benefit from the following posts and video tutorials;

What Is Easy To Knit For Beginners?

Many beginner knitters like to start off with fairly easy patterns like garter stitch scarves or stockinette stitch blankets.

You can take a look at these free knitting patterns for beginners and choose your first project!

What Are The Different Knitting Stitches?

Here are 12 simple knitting stitches that you will need to know.

From garter stitch, purl, stockinette stitch – which are commonly used in most patterns to variations of other knit and purl stitch patterns.

You can also try out moss stitch, ribbing and the basketweave stitch.

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You may also be interested in this post – 8 Cable Stitch Knitting Patterns.

Pattern Notes

Please note…

Where it says to work each stitch in the manner it presents – this means to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.

Abbreviations

K – Knit

P – Purl

Rep – repeat

St – Stitch

Sts – Stitches

Resources and Tutorials That May Help You

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Please note – you can practice these stitch patterns with any yarn weight and needle size.

1. Garter Stitch

This pattern can be worked on any number of stitches.

On two needles: Knit or purl all stitches.

The wrong side of the work looks the same as the right side.

Note – Take care when counting the rows.

On either side, you need to count the rows that seem to be ‘inside’ as well as the alternate rows that seem to stand out.

2. Stocking Stitch

This pattern can be worked on any number of stitches.

On two needles: 1st row (right side of work): Knit all stitches.

2nd row: Purl all stitches.

These last two rows form the pattern.

On four needles or in the round – Knit all stitches.

3. Reverse Stocking Stitch (Purl)

This pattern can be worked on any number of stitches.

On two needles: 1st row (right side of work): Purl all stitches.

2nd row: Knit all stitches.

These last 2 rows form the pattern.

On four needles or in the round – Purl all stitches, or simply use the wrong side of the stocking stitch fabric.

4. Moss Stitch

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 2 + 1 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work): K1 (edge), *K1, P1*; repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, K1, then K1 (edge).

2nd row: As for 1st row.

These last 2 rows for the pattern.

Alternate the sts on each row; that is knit the purl sts as they appear, and purl the knit sts.

5. Double Moss Stitch

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 2 + 1 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work): K1 (edge), *K1, P1*; repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, K1, then K1 (edge).

2nd and 4th rows: Work each st in the manner that it presents.

3rd row: K1 (edge), *P1, K1*; repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, K1, then K1 (edge).

These last 4 rows form the pattern.

Alternate the sts every 2 rows.

6. 1/1 Rib

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 2 + 1 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work): K1 (edge), *K1, P1*; repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, K1, then K1 (edge).

2nd and following rows: Work each stitch in the manner it presents.

7. 2/2 Rib

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 4 + 2 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work): K1 (edge), *K2, P2*; repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, K2, then K1 (edge).

2nd and following rows: Work each stitch in the manner it presents.

8. 2/2 Garter Stitch Rib

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 4 + 2 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work): Knit all sts.

2nd row: K1 (edge), P2, *K2, P2*; repeat from * to * to last st, K1 (edge).

These last 2 rows form the pattern.

9. Broken Rib

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 2 + 1 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work): Knit all sts.

2nd row: K1 (edge), P1, *K1, P1*; repeat from * to * to last st, K1 (edge).

These last 2 rows form the pattern.

10. Little Granite Stitch

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 4 + 3 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work): K1 (edge), *P3, K1*; repeat from * to * to last 4 sts, P3, then K1 (edge).

2nd and 4th rows: Work each st in the manner it presents.

3rd row: K1 (edge), *P1, K1, P2*; repeat from * to * to last 4 sts, P1, K1, P1, then K1 (edge).

These last 4 rows form the pattern.

11. Basket Weave Stitch

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 6 + 2 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work) and 7th rows: Knit all sts

2nd and 8th rows: Purl all sts.

3rd and 5th rows: K1 (edge), *K2, P4* rep from * to * to last 3 sts, K2, then K1 (edge).

4th, 6th, 10th and 12th rows: Work each st in the manner it presents.

9th and 11th rows: K1 (edge), *P3, K2, P1*; rep from * to * to last 3 sts, P2, then K1 (edge).

These last 12 rows form the pattern.

12. Andalusian Stitch

For symmetry, work on a multiple of 2 + 1 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.

1st row (right side of work) and 3rd rows: Knit all sts.

2nd row: Purl all sts.

4th row: K1 (edge), P1, *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to last st, K1 (edge).

These last 4 rows form the pattern.

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I hope this has helped you to learn the basic knitting stitches.

Let me know which stitch you are going to swatch in the comments below!

12 simple knitting stitches for beginners for any knitter including those learning how to knit and the more advanced. Take a look and start swatching!

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