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Knitting Stitches

We are pleased to include on our web site a library of knitting stitches. We hope you will find this a useful resource and invite you to check back regularly as we will be updating it as often as time permits.

We would also be very pleased if you would like to add your favourite stitches, just fill in the form below.

Knitting Pattern Abbreviations

You can also Learn some Crochet Stitches

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  CABLE STITCHES                                  LACE STITCHES

Figure of 8 Cable Stitch                         Lace Triangles Stitch

Serpentine Cable Stitch                        Small Candles Lace Stitch

Chains with Bobbles                              Laced Squares

Twist Stitch Cable                                     Travelling Vine Stitch

Plaited Cable                                                Lace Arches

Simple Cable Stitch                                    Lacy Diagonal Tweed Stitch

Fancy Twisted Cable                                 Broken Lacy Diagonals

Intertwined Cable Stitch                        Geometric Lace Stitch

Double Twist Cable Stitch                      Lacy Leaves Stitch

Double Cable Moss Stitch                        Acorn Lace Stitch

Ring Cable Stitch                                               Crocus Stitch

Alternating Chain Stitch                              Lacy Palm Leaves

Simple Chain Stitch                                   Bias Lace Squares

 Ring Cables Stitch  2                                Lace Panels Stitch

 Snow Angels                                                 Old Shale Stitch

Tricolour Cable Stitch                             Evergreen Lace Stitch

                                                                              Scattered Flowers Stitch


  FANCY RIB STITCHES                       2 COLOUR  PATTERNS

Slip Stitch Rib                                       Coloured Cross Stitch

Ridged Rib Stitch                                Half Linen Stitch

English Fisherman's Rib                 Star Stitch    

Seeded Rib Stitch                                 Bee Stitch

Mock Fisherman's Rib                     Mock Tweed Stitch

Biased Rib Stitch                                 2 Colour Linen Stitch

Rib Border Variations                     Sea Foam Stitch

Brioche Stitch                                       Alternating Grain Stitch

                                                                         Bobbles & Brambles

    RELIEF STITCHES                       DECORATIVE LOOP

Bobbles & Wave Stitch                             Bumble Bee Stitch

Branch and Bobble Stitch                     Butterfly Stitch

Blackberry or Trinity Stitch              Diamond Loop Stitch

Shells in Columns Stitch                       Beehive Stitch

Elongated Bobble Stitch                        Thicket Stitch

Bouquet of Flowers                                Making Loops Through Back

Peas in the Pod                                        Making Loops Through Front

     JACQUARD STITCHES               TEXTURED STITCHES

Diagonals                                                   Wicker Stitch

Simple Greek Border                           Brioche Honeycomb Stitch

Zig Zag Stitch                                          Slipped Double Moss

Tweed Effect                                            Vertical Zig Zags

Small Hearts                                             Fish Scales

Little Waves                                               Horizontal Bat Stitch       

Squares and Diagonals                     Risotto Stitch

Arabesques                                             Geometrical Pattern Stitch

SMALL REPEATING PATTERNS              RELIEF PATTERNS

Tiny Tulips                                               Branch with Leaves

 Twist Squares                                        Horizontal Stripes

Ducks on Waves                                    Flame Stitch

Slip Stitch Squares                               Embossed Diamond Stitch

Twists in Stripes                                    Bobbles on a String

Twists and Holes                                    Bobble Flowers

Sand in the Wind                                   Lazy Daisy Stitch

Chess Board Stitch                                Embossed Leaf Stitch

 SIMPLE PATTERN PANELS                     WOVEN STITCHES

Chain Panels                                              Diagonal Tweed Stitch

Alternating Oblong St.                         Stamen Stitch

Twist Stitch Panels                               Linen Stitch

Drop Stitch Panel                                 Tweed Stitch

Tweed Rib Panels                                 Lattice Basket Stitch

Moss Stitch Panels                               Woven basket Stitch

Eyelet Herringbone Stitch                Double Twist Stitch

THREE COLOUR PATTERNS      OPENWORK RIB VARIATIONS

Mosaic Stitch                                          Eyelet Rib Stitch

Triple Steps Stitch                               Reversible Rib Columns

Triple Zigzag Stitch                             Double Mock Cable Rib

Triple Diagonals Stitch                       Zig Zag Layette Stitch

Mirrored Triangles Stitch                   Double Openwork Rib

Coloured Squares Stitch                         Spiral Rib Stitch


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Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook, The

The "Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook" by Melissa Leapman is a really useful stitch library and design book, an invaluable addition to any knitters library.

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