How to Knit in Jersey

How to Knit in Jersey

How to Knit in Jersey

Contents

    – Knitting in purl jersey

    – Knitting in purl stitch

    – Adding selvage stitches in stockinette stitch

Knitting in stockinette is the perfect exercise for beginners who want to learn how to knit because all you need to know is the basic stitches: the purl and the obverse stitch. It is a regular, flat stitch used to knit sweaters easily. It has the peculiarity of rolling on the edges, so it is advisable to use it for works requiring seams or adding borders so that it does not roll. There are two types of stockinette stitch: purl and a single stitch.

Here’s how to knit in purl or obverse stockinette.

Knitting in right-side stockinette

Right side stockinette stitch is achieved by alternating one row of right side stitch with one row of purl stitch when knitting with straight needles. The right side stockinette is a sequence of V’s on the right side of the work. As it rolls over the edges, it is possible to add selvages to obtain a flat knit.

Knitting in right-sided stockinette with straight needles

    1. Knit the desired number of stitches. Jersey stitch is knitted on an even or odd number of stitches because it is not a fancy stitch.

    2. Knit the first-row right side up.

    3. Knit the second-row purl.

    4. Always repeat these two rows throughout the knitting process.

Remember: place the yarn in front of the work when knitting purl and behind the work when knitting purl.

Knitting in right side stockinette with circular needles

Right side stockinette is achieved by knitting all the stitches right side up in each row because the work is always done on the right side when knitting in the round. Knitting in the round does not require edge stitches.

    1. Stitch the desired number of stitches on an even or odd number of stitches.

    2. Knit the first round right side up and mark the end of the round with a loop made of colored yarn. The stitch binding-off yarn can also be used as a marker at the end of the row.

    3. Knit all rounds right side up.

    4. Be sure to pull the first two stitches of the round tightly together not to create a boundary.

Note: the yarn connected to the ball is always behind the work when knitting in the round in purl.

Knitting in purl stockinette

Purl stockinette is a tight wave pattern that looks like a moss stitch. Purl stockinette is achieved by alternating a purl row on the right side of the work and a right side row on the wrong side when knitting with straight needles. This stitch is also visible on the wrong side of a work knitted in purl.

Knitting in purl with straight needles

    1. Stitch the required number of stitches. Purl stitch is knitted on an even or odd number of stitches.

    2. Knit the first-row purl.

    3. Knit the second-row purl.

    4. Always repeat these two rows.

Place the yarn in front of the work to knit the purl rows on the right side of the work.

Place the yarn behind the work to knit the purl rows on the wrong side of the work.

Knitting purl with circular needles (in the round)

    1. Stitch the required number of stitches.

    2. Mark the end of the round with colored yarn or mark the end with yarn.

    3. Knit all rounds inside out.

Place the yarn in front of the work to knit the purl rounds.

Adding edge stitches to stockinette stitch

How to Knit in Jersey

Because stockinette stitch rolls on the edges, it is sometimes necessary to add edge stitches to achieve a flat knit (edge stitches are the first and last stitches in a row). If a rolling edge is the desired effect or if it is indicated in the pattern you are knitting, it is not mandatory to add flat edges in work. It is also possible to iron your knitted fabric to flatten the edges. If you are knitting something intended for sewing, selvages are unnecessary, so the result is usually interwoven.

The simple chain selvage

    – Place the yarn connected to the ball at the back of the work.

    – On the right side of the work, slip the first stitch from the left needle onto the right needle as if knitting it right side up, then knit the next stitch’s right side up.

    – Knit the last stitch right side up.

    – On the wrong side of the work, place the yarn in front of the work.

    – Slip the first stitch from the left needle onto the right needle as if knitting purl, and then knit the next stitch purl.

    – Knit the selvage stitches in each row of the work.

The simple beaded selvage

    – Place the yarn connected to the ball at the back of the work.

    – On the right side of the work, slip the first stitch from the left needle onto the right needle as if you were knitting it right side up, then knit the following stitches as usual.

    – Knit the last stitch right side up.

    – On the wrong side of the work, slip the first stitch from the left needle onto the right needle as if knitting right side up, and then knit the following stitches right side up.

    – Knit the edge stitches in each row of the work.

Note: Be sure to pull the edge stitches tight on both sides of the work to create a clean, even edge.

    – To prevent the edge of the binding-off stitches from rolling over the stockinette stitch, plan to knit a few rows of mossy or 1/1 ribbing. This is a method often used to knit sweaters.

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How to Knit in the Round

How to Knit in the Round

How to Knit in the Round

Contents

Step 1: Knit in the round with double-pointed needles

Step 2: Knit the following stitches and start a second row

Additional tips for knitting in the round

 

Knitting in the round or circular allows you to knit seamless round pieces such as snoods, hats, or mittens. You can knit in the round with circular needles or with double-pointed needles:

Double point needles are mainly used for knitting small items like socks. Depending on the size of the work, 4 or 5 needles are used, but the basic principle remains the same.

The circular needles allow you to knit works in circles of different sizes like sweaters and are practical because you can slip them into a bag and take them everywhere.

Here’s how to knit in the round with 4 double-pointed needles.

1. Knit in the round with double point needles

How to Knit in the Round

Place the desired number of stitches on one of the double-point needles, making sure to use an even number to divide them evenly among three needles, forming a triangle.

Place the needle with the first stitch mounted on it facing you at the bottom and the one with the yarn connected to the ball on the right, as shown in the photo. The third needle is on the left above the others and contains the center stitches. You want all the stitches to be in the same direction and not twisted.

Prick the fourth needle into the first stitch and hold the yarn firmly connected to the ball. At the same time, keep the other needles in your left hand. Knit the first stitch right side up, pulling the yarn tightly to avoid creating a gap.

Knit the second stitch tightly and incorporate the following stitches normally until the needle comes free.

Turn your work slightly to the left so that the yarn connected to the ball is on the right and the knitting needle stitches are facing you.

2. Knit the following stitches and start a second row

Knit the next stitches on each needle by repeating steps 2 to 4 of step 1 until all stitches are knitted. Note that the yarn connected to the ball should always be at the bottom right of the round work.

The first row is finished when all stitches from all three needles are knitted.

Mark the beginning of the row by slipping a stitch marker or contrasting yarn just before the first stitch to continue knitting in the round.

Note: Remember to knit the first two stitches on each needle, pulling the yarn tightly to avoid demarcation.

Additional tips for knitting in the round

How to Knit in the Round

Pay attention to the arrangement of the stitches on the needles

Ensure that the stitches you are knitting are not twisted on each needle; they must all be in the same direction before winding them. You risk getting a knitted fabric turned inside out if they are intertwined. Place the base of the stitches down like the stitches on straight needles.

Marking the beginning of a row in the round knitting

To mark the beginning of a row, you can use a stitch marker or a different color yarn than the one you are knitting with. You will only need to slide the marker over the needle at each row change to find your way around. Place it when all the set-up stitches are knitted before the first stitch of the next row.

Knowing how to knit the different stitches

To knit in stockinette, you must always knit in right side stitches because you are working only on the right side of the work.

To knit in moss stitch, you will need to wind one row right side up and then one row in reverse, repeating these two rows throughout the work.

To knit in 1/1 ribbing, you will have to knit one stitch from the front and one from the back, always on the side of the work.

Avoiding the divisions in the round knitting

When knitting the first two stitches on each needle, tighten the yarn to avoid demarcation. Note that not all wools show divisions. This method is equally applicable to knitting in the round with circular needles, which will be the subject of our following publication. Meanwhile, don’t forget to tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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