What is your favourite stitch?


I often think about what my favourite stitch is. I like the seed stitch, I like the herringbone stitch, I like cables, I like… I like them all πŸ˜€ But if I had all day and no schedule or regard for time, I’d probably knit the Vertical Lace Stitch.

(RS) *K1, yo, K2tog; rep from * to the end
(WS) Rep (RS)

If you could knit or crochet all day without stopping. Unlimited time. Unlimited yarn. Which stitch would you knit? πŸ™‚

In other words, what is your favourite stitch? Share it below. Make sure you include wrong side/right side if necessary. Or use more than 2 lines if required.Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 7.41.04 PM

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47 responses to “What is your favourite stitch?

  1. I would like to master the Openwork Leaf Pattern, mulitples of 8 and 12 row repeat, as my grandmother made beautifully knit,solid color afghans with this stitch. I have the pattern in A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, a book by Barbara G Walker but it is a lot to copy this late at night. Unlimited yarn and time would be good way to accomplish mastering this stitch to honor my grandmother who taught me to knit.
    But given what I know, I would knit socks all day with size one needles, around and around and around. Fun post!

    • Thank you for posting such great ideas!!! I absolutely love the idea of honouring your grandmother by knitting the stitch she taught you. It warms my heart just thinking about it πŸ™‚ I’ll look up the Openwork Leaf Pattern and see if I can find it online.
      I also love your other idea about knitting socks round and round. ❀

  2. if you’re talking about which stitch I find addictive to do, for crochet it would be the puff stitch, as evidenced by the six scarves I made one after the other and would have done more if I hadn’t ended up hurting my wrist (not crafting).
    For knitting… there’s not really any stitch I find addictive so much as I like the end results. Basically any lace, really.

  3. I love knitting, and have knitted a lot of things over the years. I still have techniques to master as well. I must admit, I love to knit cables. Lots of them. πŸ™‚

  4. Well, I like the idea of knitting round and round on socks, as Ruth said… but I also CAN NOT EVER resist lace. And I love the finished product of cables. One thing I can tell you is that given my druthers I would never purl. It slows down my rhythm somehow. So I guess whatever it is I knit with that unlimited time and yarn, it would be in the round. πŸ™‚

    • You make such a great point about purling. I agree 100%. That’s the biggest advantage of knitting round and round – you only have one line to stitch πŸ™‚

  5. I guess I would have to say just plain old stockinette, because I fine myself collecting all sorts of color work patterns, especially Norwegian ones!

  6. I love the lace pattern I use for my diagonal lace scarves. I’m sure it has a name, but I do not know it.

    It leans to the right if done horizontally (row after row until the proper height is achieved):

    And leans to the left if done vertically (long row after long row until the proper WIDTH is achieved):

    The pattern (with border):
    Row 1: k5, [yo, sl1-k1-psso, k1] 6 times, k5
    Row 2: k5, p18, k5
    Row 3: k6, [yo, sl1-k1-psso, k1] 6 times, k4
    Row 4: Same as row 2
    Row 5: k7, [yo, sl1-k1-psso, k1] 6 times, k3
    Row 6: Same as row 2

    repeat these 6 rows until satisfied.

    If you work four full garter stitch rows before and after the pattern- you end up with a lovely scarf.

    • This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I’d definitely try this one. I like the simple stitches that have a big impact like this one. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  7. I’m still pretty new to knitting so I don’t have a fav stitch yet. Summer is hard on me with the heat so I don’t get much knitting done. I hope to get this scarf finished before winter! πŸ™‚ lol!

    • Welcome to the club! πŸ˜€ I know what you mean about the heat and knitting. I always seem to get my knitting ideas for projects in the worst heat when I can’t even hold the yarn without sweating haha πŸ™‚ Good luck with the scarf!

  8. I am so boring! I’m a stockingette stitch girl. You’ve made me realize I need to broaden my knitting horizons.

  9. What a great post. I don’t have a favourite stitch. I think I would be happy just to have and enjoy the uninterrupted time to knit!
    Thanks for visiting me too – glad you liked my jumper πŸ™‚

  10. Hmmm…Can’t say that I can pick a favorite stitch. I like learning new stitches and garter stitch is definitely a great no brainer for just sitting and stitching. I can see my least favorite stitch is seed stitch. I know that many love this stitch (including you), but I just get annoyed at having to put my yarn back and forth for every stitch. Just me. Love the diagonal stitches that Talya posted. Had not seen those before. Very lovely.

    • I know what you mean about putting the yarn back and forth. It definitely slows you down. I agree that the diagonal stitch is so beautiful. πŸ™‚ It’s nice to share such beautiful designs πŸ™‚

  11. Posts like this make me realise just how much I still have to learn – an exciting but a little overwhelming feeling! I love the look of cables so do a lot of them but I really liked the Cluster 5 Stitch (seashell stitch) which I learned to make a scarf. I did a video on it -sorry about the rubbish filming though – it’s surprisingly difficult to knit whilst holding your phone to take the video!! http://youtu.be/J_M3rDj-KbM

    • We all learn every day πŸ™‚ That’s the beauty of the knitting community. Everyone contributes and the learning experience is incredible πŸ™‚
      I love the seashell stitch! Thank you for sharing your video. I’m putting this on my list to try. Great suggestion! ❀

  12. Thanks for liking my blog post. I’m excited about following your blog I love everything yarn. I’m new at blogging and looking for people who want to share their yarn experiences. I love the lace pattern, its easy and looks good with all types of yarn. I like to use this pattern when making scarves.

    • Thank you for visiting my blog too. I love your blog. You’re off to a great start. And your family is beautiful. ❀
      I agree with you. This pattern looks great on scarves. πŸ™‚

  13. I have a few faves. I really like the linen stitch and how it looks when you change colors–it’s kind of like part of the colored stitch is separated by the main color–hard to explain.

    I also like a stitch called the quilt stitch–it’s a pass slipped stitch over kind of thing.

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