How to Knit – Variations in Stitches

Garter, Stockinette, Rib Knit, Checkerboard, Seed, and Linen Knit Stitches

This article will show you how to combine knit and purl stitches to make patterns. It is created assuming you already know the basics of knitting. If not, please check out the How to Knit Tutorial.

Follow along and see how easy it is to actually do! Anyone can learn to knit and it’s a great craft to know if you want to give handmade gifts! A simple large knitted rectangle is essentially an afghan. By combining the Knit and Purl stitches, you can create a wide variety of patterns.

I realize this is when knitting can get tricky. The best way to learn is to dive in and give it a try! Experiment and find what works best for you!

Click below to view the video tutorial!

Some examples of knitting can be seen here:

Garter Stitch image
The Garter Stitch
Stockinette Stitch image
The Stockinette Stitch
Rib Knit example image
Rib Knit
Checkerboard Knit Example image
Checkerboard Pattern

Seed Stitch example image
Seed Stitch
Linen Knit Stitch Example image
Linen Knit Stitch using a worsted weight yarn

Knitted Placemat Pattern image
Another example of the Linen Knit Stitch using a finger weight yarn