Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern

Christmas stockings knitting pattern

Do you need a Christmas gift idea that is personal, unique and made with love? Maybe Christmas stockings?

We have found an e-book full of beautiful, bright and colorful Christmas stockings knitting patterns that would be just perfect for Christmas gifts!

Keep reading for more information on these great Christmas stockings knitting patterns that you will come to use time and time again!

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Pumpkin Knitting Pattern

pumpkin knitting pattern

Are you looking for a pumpkin knitting pattern to whip up for fall?

Whether you love traditional fall colors that simulate the changing leaves, or non-traditional colors, you can make these pumpkins in any color you like!

The pumpkin patterns we’ve found will be the perfect addition to your fall decor!

Keep reading to find out more about these pumpkin knitting patterns!

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Knitting Bobble Stitch – 5 Written Tutorials + Videos

Bobble Stitch Easy Scarf Knitting Pattern For Beginner Knitters (1)

Our tutorial will explain step-by-step how to knit bobble stitches.

You will be able to add bobbles to all of your knitting projects.

Keep reading to find out how!

 

Bobble Stitch Easy Scarf Knitting Pattern For Beginner Knitters

 

Knitting Bobble Stitch

The knitting bobble stitch is a great way to add three-dimensional flair to your projects. Particularly popular on sweaters, but equally as fun added to many other garments, blankets, hats and scarves.

The bobble stitch boils down to a group of stitches together to create the little ball-like collection of increasing and decreasing stitches in the end.

Bobble stitch is added to the project as you go, so you need to plan ahead a little if you want to add them to your work.

 

Bobble Stitch Scarf Knitting Pattern For Beginners

 

How To Knit The Bobble Stitch

There are three different methods for knitting bobble stitch. It doesn’t matter which you choose, but they do look slightly different, so be sure to use the same method throughout your project.

 

Method 1

Knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1. All in the same stitch.

 

Method 2

Knit into the front, the back, the front, the back, the front, all in the same stitch.

 

Method 3

Knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, all in the same stitch.

 

Bobbles are generally added to projects knitted in stockinette stitch, but that isn’t an absolute requirement.

To break this down a little more, let’s look at how to knit a larger bobble stitch, and then we will look at how to knit a smaller bobble stitch.

 

Knitting Bobble Stitch Written Tutorial

 

For a Larger Bobble Stitch

  1. Once you get to a point where you want to add a bobble, begin by increasing ONE stitch to FIVE stitches. You will do this by knitting into a single stitch, front, back, front, back, and front, then pull stitch off the left needle.
  2. Purl across those five stitches. TURN AGAIN. Knit across the five stitches. TURN. Purl across the five stitches. TURN. Knit across the five stitches one last time.
  3. Now you will decrease down to ONE stitch. Just slip the SECOND stitch on the RIGHT needle over the FIRST stitch FOUR TIMES. You’ve just knitted a bobble!

 

For a Smaller Bobble Stitch

  1. Here you will increase ONE stitch to FOUR stitches (instead of 5). This is done by knitting into a single stitch, front, back, front, back. Pull that stitch off the left needle.
  2. Purl across the four stitches. TURN. Knit across the four stitches.
  3. Next you will slip the second stitch on the RIGHT needle over the first stitch THREE TIMES to decrease down to one.

 

Knitting Bobble Stitch Pattern Tutorial

 

The knitting bobble stitch can be used sparingly as a decoration or abundantly to create a really interesting texture.

 

Take a look at our bobble stitch scarf pattern here!

Another great pattern is this handbag, utilizing so many bobbles.

 

For more help, check out this video tutorial here!

 

The knitting bobble stitch is a must know for any knitter. It is a lot of fun and adds interest to many knitted pieces. Try one of the patterns above and practice knitting the bobble stitch.

 

More Cool Knitting Stitches Explained Here

How To Purl Knit Written and Video Tutorial

Our step by step tutorial will guide you through learning how to purl knit.

By learning the purl stitch, you will be able to knit many more pieces and learn even more stitches.

Keep reading to learn how to knit the purl stitch!

 

 

After learning the knit stitch, the most basic stitch for knitting, the purl stitch is an absolute must. You have to know how to purl in order to learn every other stitch (other than the knit garter stitch) and work any patterns.

 

What Is The Purl Stitch?

The purl stitch is one of the most basic and key stitches a beginning knitter must learn. It is considered knitting from back to front.

An important thing to remember is to keep track of the number of stitches on your needle, as it can be easy to accidentally increase or decrease when learning.

The stitches of knit and purl are what create a knitted pieces distinctive pattern and texture.

Learning how to purl knit does feel awkward at first, but just keep practicing and you will get it!

A good idea to practice learning the purl stitch is to alternate a row of knit stitch and a row of purl stitch, for several rows.

This creates another basic stitch that is ideal to learn soon, the stockinette stitch. For a tutorial on the stockinette stitch, click here.

Or you can just keep practicing row after row of purl stitch to create a purl garter stitch, which is also very handy to learn.

These two stitches are the key to all knitting patterns! One of the reasons why people find learning knitting to be more enjoyable than crochet is due to this!

 

Knitting Skill Level

Difficulty: Beginner

 

How to Purl Knit

As with knit stitch, your working (empty) needle is in the right hand and the left-hand needle has the cast on stitches. Keeping the yarn in the front of the work and working the yarn with your right hand.

 

Step 1: Begin by inserting the right-hand needle from the back to the front into the first stitch on the left-hand needle. At this point the right-hand needle should be at the front of the left-hand needle and the yarn should have moved to the front of the work.

 

Step 2: Wrap the yarn COUNTERCLOCKWISE around the needle, with your right hand.

 

Step 3: Pull the right-hand needle through the stitch on the left-hand needle, which should form a loop on the right-hand needle.

 

Step 4: Pull the stitch off of the left-hand needle, completing the purl stitch.

 

To end the purl stitch, you cast off just as you would with the knit stitch.

 

How to Increase Purl Stitch

Step 1: Begin by inserting the right-hand needle from the back to the front into the first stitch on the left-hand needle. At this point the right-hand needle should be at the front of the left-hand needle. The yarn should have moved to the front of the work.

 

Step 2: Wrap the yarn COUNTERCLOCKWISE around the needle, with your right hand.

 

Step 3: Pull the right-hand needle through the stitch on the left-hand needle, which should form a loop on the right-hand needle.

 

Step 4: Don’t pull the stitch off of the left-hand needle. Twist the right-hand needle to the front of the stitch again. Insert the right-hand needle from the back to the front into that same stitch on the left-hand needle.

 

Step 5: Wrap the yarn counterclockwise again around the needle, with your right hand.

 

Step 6: Pull the stitch off of the left-hand needle, completing the purl stitch and the increase at the same time.

 

There you have it! How to create one of the most important beginner stitches in knitting, the purl stitch!

Now that you know how to purl knit, it’s time for a great pattern to practice on. Check out our pattern for a purl stitch scarf here!

 

Need more help? Take a look at this video tutorial of how to purl knit here!

How To Knit Stockinette Stitch Free Tutorial

How To Knit Stockinette Stitch Tutorial

Our pattern for the stockinette stitch will teach you each step in learning one of the most important stitches in knitting.

Learning the stockinette stitch is essential to help you become a great knitter.

Read on for about our pattern and tips and tricks!

 

How To Knit Stockinette Stitch Free Tutorial

 

As a beginning knitter, I was so happy to learn that I could make many things with just two stitches, knit and purl. I happily knitted away for quite some time before learning to purl.

Then I learned to alternate the two. Little did I know, as I played with stitches, that I managed to happen upon a very important part of knitting, the stockinette stitch!

 

What Is The Stockinette Stitch?

One of the most basic, and most important, stitches that you need to know for kitting is the stockinette stitch.

Sometimes called the stocking stitch, it is such a basic part of knitting that it can be difficult to even find patterns or explanations of what it is exactly and how to knit it.

In fact, it is so basic, you likely already use it without even realizing it! But, we’re going to break it down here, just to make sure you know it, because you will be using it for as long as you knit.

The first thing anyone learns to do when learning to knit is the knit stitch. When you repeat just the knit stitch row after row, you have what is called the garter stitch.

After mastering the knit stitch, beginners learn the purl stitch. Purling row after row also results in the garter stitch.

It’s what happens when you alternate rows of the knit and purl stitches that we’re talking about here-the stockinette stitch!

 

How To Knit Stockinette Stitch

Photo: Lion Brand

 

So Simple And Versatile

The stockinette stitch is used for just about any project you can think of making. And even though you will likely learn and use other stitches along the way, you will always come back to the stockinette stitch, simply because of its versatility!

In fact, check out our pattern for a stockinette stitch hat!

More than that though, you can knit washcloths/dishcloths, afghans, scarves, socks! Because it is so easy to work, you can easily adapt it to whatever project you’re working on, or want to work on.

Because you only need to know basic knit and purl stitches, the stockinette stitch is considered basic, beginner skill level.

 

Stockinette Stitch Curling

One fact you simply cannot get away from with the stockinette stitch, is its tendency to curl as you knit along. It will happen.

You can use other stitches to counteract the curling, such as the garter stitch, or you can use the curling to your advantage with certain patterns. Sometimes the arms of sweaters or hems look great with a slight roll!

 

Stockinette Stitch Curling

Photo: Spruce Crafts

 

But even with that issue, the overwhelming number of possibilities with this stitch is why you will keep using it. The end result is a nice and simple look that resembles a machine knit fabric, with rows of “V’s.”

The “wrong” side, or reverse stockinette, creates a bumpy, ridged look instead. Either end result can work, depending on the look you are going for!

You can embellish with beading or embroidery, change up the colors of the yard and much more to keep it interesting.

 

How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

The pattern for this stitch is super simple and easy.

Cast on. Any number of stitches will do.

Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

Repeat.

To end-simply end the row and bind off.

 

 

How To Knit Stockinette Stitch In The Round

To create the stockinette stitch in the round, you simply knit each row. It works out differently here, due to the nature of working in the round.