Monday, January 24, 2011

Basic knitting tutorial (an overview)

I've been knitting for almost forty years. I was a knitwear designer for nearly ten. Now, over a period of weeks, I plan to provide a knitting tutorial.
Today I offer an overview.
Merriam webster defines knitting as a method whereby you 'form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread in connected loops with needles.'
Needles:

Yarn:
Stitches (loops):
When you loop the yarn in one direction the resulting stitch is called knit. Loop the yarn in the opposite direction the resulting stitch is called purl.
Now you know everything I do about knitting...well, almost. : )


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