Category: Stitchionary

How to Use a Lifeline

A lifeline is a piece of waste yarn that allows you to rip back your stitches when you make a mistake. Since it can be difficult to rip out stitches when making mistakes in lace knitting, a lifeline will allow you to start at the beginning of a repeat, rather …

The Wave Stitch

The wave stitch is a reversible lace pattern consisting of rows of garter stitch that rise and fall like waves. This effect is achieved by using extended drop stitches at varying lengths. By offsetting these stitches on alternating rows, the wave like pattern is created. It's a beautiful design that's …

The Woven Circles Stitch

The woven circles stitch is an all-over cable pattern. By placing winding cable columns next to each other strategically, the appearance of small circles is created. This gives the fabric a nice geometric design with lots of texture.

The Knotted Boxes Stitch

The knotted boxes is a heavily textured knitting fabric. It creates the illusion of smooth vertical stripes woven with bumpy horizontal rows. To some it may look like small offset knots, making a pattern of checkered boxes. Either way, this all-over pattern works great on large pieces of fabric, where …

The Picot Dot Edging Stitch

The Picot Dot Edge stitch is a beautiful lace border that can easily be added to the beginning of a project. It's consists of small shell like clusters of stitches with tiny eyelet holes between them. This simple yet delicate border is used from the bottom up, that is starting …

The Eyelet Lattice Insertion Stitch

The eyelet lattice insertion is a lace panel with a lattice weave. It uses simple eyelets in a diamond pattern to create the criss cross design. This is meant to be a lace motif that is inserted into another project as an accent.

The Cocoon Stitch

The Cocoon Stitch creates a fascinating texture! Small textured cocoons are nested among waving ribs to make a beautiful bumpy fabric. It would be fabulous used as a table runner, bag or even an interesting sweater.

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