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Knitting Stitches Library

These knitting stitch videos are perfect for beginners and expert knitters alike!

By: Toby Kuhnke, Editor,
Updated June 20, 2018
Knitting Stitches Library

Learning to knit is a lot easier one stitch at a time. That's why we compiled all of our videos that help you learn the different types of knitting stitches all in one place!

Starting with the four main stitches that beginners should know -- garter stitch, stockinette stitch, seed stitch (or moss stitch), and linen stitch -- you can combine and shift the stitches to create all kinds of amazing patterns.

It's amazing how many combinations you can make with just knitting and purling. Check out any of the knitting stitch video tutorials below, and let us know in the comments which ones are your favorites!

Basic Knitting Stitches

These four stitches are perfect to start with, especially garter stitch and stockinette stitch. These are used in so many different types of projects, and they're pretty easy to master.

Slip Stitches

Slip stitches are a great way to take your knitting from simple knits and purls to a more advanced level. Linen stitch is one of the most popular stitches and typically the first stitch knitters learn when they're practicing slip stitches.

Knit and Purl Combination Stitches

Once you've mastered the basics, these knit and purl combinations are a great next step. Whether you're learning the bobble stitch, trying your hand at condo knitting, or mastering the waffle stitch, these video tutorials below are great for those who want to try patterns that are more complex.

Rib Stitches and Ridge Stitches

Ribbing and cable stitches are great for making sweaters, cardigans, and scarves alike. They're definitely a little more on the advanced side of the stitch spectrum, but the results that they produce are stunning. If you're looking to step up your knitting game, give one of these stitches a try, and you'll be a master knitter in no time.

Cable Stitches

Sometimes, you want your knitted fabric to have a little more... personality. That's where these textured stitches come in. Add bumps, waves, and color patterns to your knitting with any of these stitches.

For those of you who want to try to design your own patterns, these stitches are a great way to add fancy embellishments to the fabric that your pattern will create. Impressive!

Lace Stitches

Whether you're making a shawl, a soft sweater, or just adding some lacy edging to a scarf, the real test of a committed knitter is how well they can knit lace. I'll be honest, these stitches aren't always the easiest to master, but once you see how amazing they look, you'll be sold. With these kinds of stitches, yarn overs and eyelets in the fabric create intricate patterns that give the fabric character and really stretch the art of knitting to its limits.

What stitches did you learn when you first started knitting!
Let us know in the comments!

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