Johnny Vasquez Archive

The Tweed Stitch

The Tweed Stitch is a great pattern for beginner knitters to help move beyond the normal knit and purl stitch. It creates a pebble like textured fabric that’s great for scarves, bags, and even sweaters. It’s also a great stitch for menswear.

The Ridged Rib Stitch

The Ridged Rib Stitch is a reversible broken rib style pattern that creates a waffle like texture. This stitch is useful when making blankets, bags, hats, scarves, and mittens. It can even be used for the cuffs of socks.

The Linen Stitch

The Linen Stitch simulates a woven fabric like linen by alternating wrapped stitches over slip stitches. The result is a tight dense fabric that is very sturdy and durable. It’s great for masculine scarves, pot holders, bags, and jackets.

The Shingle Stitch

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the shingle stitch. This reversible pattern creates a checkered texture fabric that is perfect for washcloths and afghans.

The Checkerboard Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the checkerboard stitch. This stitch creates a checkerboard design. The checkerboard stitch would be great for scarves, hats, and blankets!

The Double Garter Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double garter stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern. The double garter stitch would be great for scarves, baby blankets, and afghans!

The Basketweave Stitch

The Basketweave Stitch pattern uses simple knits and purls to create a textured fabric that emulates a woven basket. It is a great pattern for blankets and washcloths as well as bags, pillows, or scarves.

The Garter Rib Stitch

The 2-Stitch Garter Rib Stitch is a simple pattern that is great for beginners who want a reversible fabric. It’s perfect for washcloths, scarves, and blankets. It is also a great pattern for men’s knits.

Crochet Stitches

Bobbles & Puffs Chevrons & Ripples Colorwork Edgings Lace & Shells Squares & Motifs Textured & Plain Tunisian Crochet

Crochet Techniques

Abbreviations Foundation Chains Seaming Shaping Tips & Tricks

Knitting Stitches

Cables & Arans Colorwork Edgings Knits & Purls Lace & Eyelets Ribbing Shapes & Motifs Slipped Stitches

Knitting Techniques

Abbreviations Bind Offs Cast Ons Finishing Techniques Fixing Mistakes Shaping Tips & Tricks