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Stockinette Stitch On the Loom

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There are 3 loom knit stitches that produce stockinette. Each stitch is listed below.

The most useful stitch of all is the regular knit stitch which produces stockinette. It has a tailored look, works great for all colorwork and lace stitches. Since it is a single stitch, it does curl and will require edge stitches to make it lie flat.


The Regular Knit Stitch

This stitch looks the most like the needle knit version. It has the loosest tension of the knit stitches.

The U-knit Stitch


This stitch also looks like the needle knit stitch but has a slightly tighter tension. It is a medium tension stitch when done properly.

The flat Knit Stitch

Also produces the stockinette look or V but has a tight tension. Great for socks. This stitch can tighten up quickly so it's best used by confident beginners and above with an elastic yarn.

Any number of stitches
Row 1 and all rows:  Regular Knit Stitch, U-knit or flat knit.
See video above for how to do each stitch.



The e-wrap Knit Stitch or Twisted Stockinette Stitch


Probably the most popular stitch in loom knitting as it's easy to wrap on the pegs and produces a loose meshy stitch that grows quickly. This stitch curls so it does require border stitches to lie flat. It is a beginner stitch and if you are a loom knitter, it was probably the first stitch you learned.

Any number of stitches
Knit flat and in the round
Row 1 and all rows:  e-wrap knit.
See video at the top of this page for how to do the actual stitch.

As you can see in the above pictures, the knit stitches and the e-wrap knit produce very different looking fabric. Stockinette is tailored and organized and the twisted stockinette is a much less organized stitch. The V drops on one side making it look much less tailored.


Here is a combination of the Knit Stitch (any stockinette) and the Twisted Stockinette Stitch. It's a little more organized than the e-wrap knit but you can still see that it's not quite making the V of traditional Stockinette. I describe the look of this stitch as dimpled stockinette.

Any number of stitches.
Requires multiples of 2 rows.

Row 1:  Knit (any)
Row 2:  E-wrap Knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you've reached the desired length.





Twist/Cable Tips 

• On the row before the twist is called for, knit the pegs that you will be twisting extra loose to allow for easier moving.
• Lighter colored yarns provide better stitch definition, allowing your twists to stand out.
• Twists (and cables) cause your knitting to narrow horizontally, so you need to add extra pegs to allow for this shrinkage. For example, you may want to use a size larger hat loom if you plan to add several cables to your knitting. This is accounted for in written patterns.
• When knitting cables, you do not have to cross your stitches on every row. You will knit several plain rows in between the turning rows; just be sure to keep the number of rows the same.



Twisted Stitches or Mock Cables



Left Twist (LTW) 
 1. Place the stitch from peg 1 on a stitch holder.
 2. Pick up the stitch on peg 2 with your knitting tool and put it on peg 1.
 3. Transfer the stitch on the holder to peg 2.
 4. Knit both pegs. Left twist completed.

Right Twist (RTW)
 1. Place the stitch from peg 2 on a stitch holder.
 2. Pick up the stitch on peg 1 with your knitting tool and put it on peg 2.
 3. Transfer the stitch on the holder to peg 1.
 4. Knit both pegs. Right twist completed



4-Peg Cable Stitches

4-STITCH RIGHT CROSS (4-ST RC)
 1. Place the stitches from pegs 1 and 2 onto a cable needle and position it to the inside of the loom, behind the pegs.
 2. Knit peg 3; then, with the knitting tool, move the stitch to peg 1, being careful not to twist it.
 3. Knit peg 4, then move it to peg 2.
 4. Transfer the stitch from peg 1 being held on the cable needle to peg 3; knit it.
 5. Transfer the stitch from peg 2 being held on the cable needle to peg 4; knit it.
 6. Pull gently on all the stitches to tighten and even them out.

4-STITCH LEFT CROSS (4-ST LC) 
 1. Skip pegs 1 and 2. Knit the stitches on pegs 3 and 4.
 2. Place the stitches from pegs 3 and 4 onto a cable needle and position it in the center of the loom, behind the pegs.
 3. Knit the stitch on peg 1, then knit the stitch on peg 2.
 4. Move the stitch from peg 2 to peg 4. Move the stitch from peg 1 to peg 3.
 5. Transfer the stitch from peg 3 being held on the cable needle to peg 1. Transfer the stitch from peg 4 being held on the cable needle to peg 2.
 6. Pull gently on all the stitches to tighen and even them out.

6-Peg Cable Stitches


6-STITCH RIGHT CROSS (6-ST RC) 
 1. Slip the stitches from pegs 1, 2, and 3 onto a cable needle and position in the center of the loom, behind the pegs.
 2. Knit peg 4; move it to peg 1.
 3. Knit peg 5; move it to peg 2.
 4. Knit peg 6; move it to peg 3.
 5. Transfer the stitch from peg 1 being held on the cable needle to peg 4; knit it.
 6. Transfer the stitch from peg 2 being held on the cable needle to peg 5; knit it.
 7. Transfer the stitch from peg 4 being held on the cable needle to peg 6; knit it.
 8. Gently pull on all stitches to tighten and even them out.

6-STITCH LEFT CROSS (6-ST LC) 
 1. Skip pegs 1, 2, and 3, positioning the working yarn behind them.
 2. Knit pegs 4, 5, and 6; place those stitches onto a cable needle and position it in the center of loom, behind the pegs.
 3. Knit pegs 1, 2, and 3.
 4. Move stitch from peg 3 to peg 6.
 5. Move stitch from peg 2 to peg 5.
 6. Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 4.
 7. Transfer the stitches from pegs 4, 5, and 6 being held on the cable needle to pegs 1, 2, and 3 in that order.
 8. Gently pull on the stitches to tighten and even them out.


Lace Cables (Pictured Below)

Knitted in a multiple of 12 sts +8
Row 1: P2, * k2, yo-k2tog, p2; repeat from * to end.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: P2, * k2, yo-k2tog, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: P2, * k2, yo-k2tog, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 5: P2, * C4F, p2, k2, yo-k2tog, p2; repeat from * to last 6sts, C4F, p2.
Row 7: P2, * k2, yo-k2tog, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 9: P2, * k2, yo-k2tog, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 11: P2, * k2, yo-k2tog, p2, C4F, p2; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k2, yo-k2tog, p2.
Row 12: P2, * k2, yo-k2tog, p2; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 1-12.




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KNIT AND PURL STITCHES



Garter Stitch


(reversible)
Multiples of 1 st
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 Purl
Repeat rows 1 and 2.


Moss/Seed Stitch

(reversible)
On an even number of sts.
Row 1 *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 2 *P1, k1, rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.


Double Moss/Seed Stitch

(reversible)
Multiple of 4 sts
Rows 1 & 4 *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Rows 2 & 3 *P1, k1, rep from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.

Knitting in the Round
Rnd 1 & 2 *K1, p1, rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3 & 4 *P1, k1, rep from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.


Basketweave

Multiple of 8 sts plus 5.
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 *P5, k3, rep from * to last 5 sts, P5.
Row 3 P5, *k3, p5, rep from * to end.
Row 4 Same as row 2.
Row 5 Knit
Row 6 P1, k3, p1, *p4, k3, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 7 *P1, k3, p4, rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k3, p1.
Row 8 Same as row 6.
Repeat rows 1-8.


Double Basketweave

Multiple of 18 sts + 10
Row 1 Purl
Row 2 K10, *k1, p2, k2, p2, k11, rep from * to end.
Row 3 *K1, p8, (k2, p2) twice, k1, rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, p8, k1.
Row 4 K1, p8, k1, *k1, (p2, k2) twice, p8, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 5 *K11, p2, k2, p2, k1, rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.
Row 6 Repeat row 2.
Row 7 Repeat row 3.
Row 8 Repeat row 4.
Row 9 Repeat row 5.
Row 10 Knit
Row 11 *(K2, p2) twice, k10, rep from * to last 10 sts, k2 (p2, k2) twice.
Row 12 K2, (p2, k2) twice, *p8, k2, (p2, k2) twice, rep from * to end.
Row 13 *K2, (p2, k2) twice, p8, rep from * to last 10 sts, k2 (p2, k2) twice.
Row 14 K2, (p2, k2) twice, *k10, (p2, k2) twice, rep from * to end.
Row 15 Repeat row 11.
Row 16 Repeat row 12.
Row 17 Repeat row 13.
Row 18 Repeat row 14.
Repeat these 18 rows.


Fleck Stitch

Multiple of 2 + 1
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 Knit
Row 3 K1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 4 Knit
Rep rows 1-4.


Parallelogram Stitch

Multiple of 12 sts
Row 1 * K1, p5, k5, p1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 2: * P2, k4, p4, k2; repeat from * to the end.
Row 3: * K3, p3; repeat from * to the end.
Row 4: * P4, k2, p2, k4; repeat from * to the end.
Row 5: * K5, p1, k1, p5; repeat from * to the end.
Rows 6, 7, and 8: * P6, k6; repeat from * to the end.
Row 9 * P1, k5, p5, k1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 10 * K2, p4, k4, p2; repeat from * to the end.
Row 11: * P3, k3; repeat from * to the end.
Row 12 * K4, p2, k2, p4; repeat from * to the end.
Row 13 * P5, k1, p1, k5; repeat from * to the end.
Rows 14, 15, and 16 * K6, p6; repeat from * to the end.

Repeat rows 1-16.


Pennant Stitch

Multiple of 7 + 1
Row 1 K1, *p1, k6, rep from * to end.
Row 2 *K5, p2, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 3 K1, *p3, k4, rep from * to end.
Row 4 *K3, p4, rep from * to end, k1.
Row 5 K1, *p5, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 6 K1, *p6, k1, rep from * to end.


Moss Stitch Diamonds

Multiple of 6 sts + 1
Row 1 *k3, p1, k2, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 K1, *(k1, p1) twice, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 3 *K1, p1, rep from * to last st*, k1.
Row 4 *P1, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 5 Repeat row 3.
Row 6 K1, *(k1, p1) twice, k2, repeat from * to end.


Moss Stitch Rib

Multiple of 10 + 1
Row 1 K4, p1, k1, p1, k3, rep to last st, k1.
Row 2 K1, *k2, (p1, k3) twice, rep from *.
Row 3 *K2, (p1, k1) four times, rep from *, k1.
Row 4 K1, *p1, k1, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 2 times, rep from * to end.
Row 5 Rep row 3.
Row 6 Rep row 2.
Repeat rows 1 through 6.


Four Stitch Check

(reversible)
Multiple of 8 sts
Rows 1 and 3 *K4, p4, rep from * to end.
Row 2 and 4 *p4, k4, rep from * to end.
Rows 5 and 7 *p4, k4, rep from * to end.
Rows 6 and 8 *k4, p4, rep from * to end.

In the round
Rows 1 through 4 *K4, p4, rep from * to end.
Rows 5 through 8 *P4, k4, rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 through 8.



Two Stitch Check

(reversible)
Multiple of 4 sts plus 2
Row 1 K2 *p2, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 2 K2 *p2, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 3 Same as row 2.
Row 4 Same as row 1.


Raised Pyramid

Multiple of 6 sts + 1
Row 1 *K1, p5, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 K1, *p5, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 3 *K2, p3, k1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4 K1, * k1, p3, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 5 *K3, p1, k2, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6 K1, *k2, p1, k3, rep from * to end.
Row 7 *P3, k1, p2, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 8 P1, *p2, k1, p3, rep from * to end.
Row 9 *P2, k3, p1, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 10 P1, *p1, k3, p2, rep from * to end.
Row 11 *P1, k5, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 12 P1, *k5, p1, rep from * to end.
Repeat these 12 rows.


King Charles Brocade

Multiple of 12 sts + 1
Row 1 *K1, p1, k9, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 P1, *k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 3 *(K1, p1) twice, k5, p1, k1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4 K1, *(p1, k1) twice, k3, p1, k1, p1, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 5 *K3, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, rep from * to last st.
Row 6 K1, *k3, p1, (k1, p1) twice, k4, rep from * to end.
Row 7 *K5, p1, k1, p1, k4, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8 Repeat row 6.
Row 9 Repeat row 5.
Row 10 Repeat row 4.
Row 11 Repeat row 3.
Row 12 Repeat row 2.
Repeat rows 1-12.


Stepped Diamonds

Multiple of 12 sts + 2
Row 1 *P2, k10, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2 P2, *k10, p2, rep from * to end.
Row 3 *K2, p2, k6, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4 K2, *p2, k6, p2, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 5 * K4, p2, k2, p2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6 K2, *(k2, p2) twice, k4, rep from * to end.
Row 7 *K6, p2, k4, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8 K2, *k4, p2, k6, rep from * to end.
Row 9 Repeat row 5.
Row 10 Repeat row 6.
Row 11 Repeat row 3.
Row 12 Repeat row 4.
Repeat rows 1 through 12.

Not Pictured

Mock Cable

Multiple of 10 sts
Row 1 *P4, k1, p1, k4, rep from * to end.
Row 2 *K3, p2, k2, p3, rep from * to end.
Row 3 *P2, k2, p1, k1, p2, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 4 *K1, (p2, k2) twice, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 5 *K2, p3, k3, p2, rep from * to end.
Row 6 *P1, k4, p4, k1, rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1 through 6.


Heart Squares

Multiple of 14 sts + 1
Row 1 *P1, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 Knit
Row 3 *P1, k6, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 4 K1, *k5, p3, k6, rep from * to end.
Row 5 *P1, k4, p2, k1, p2, k4, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 6 K1, *(k3, p2) twice, k4, rep from * to end.
Row 7 *P1, k2, p2, k5, p2, k2, rep from *to last st, p1.
Row 8 K1, *k1, p2, k3, p1, k3, p2, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 9 *P1, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 10 K1, *k2, p4, k1, p4, k3, rep from * to end.
Row 11 *P1, (k3, p2) twice, k3, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 12 Knit
Repeat rows 1-12.


Small Gingham (reversible)

Multiple of 10 + 5
Row 1 *P5, k1, (p1, k1) twice, rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
Row 2 P5, *(p1, k1) twice, p6, rep from * to end.
Rows 3 and 5 repeat row 1.
Rows 4 and 6 repeat row 2.
Row 7 * (k1, p1) twice, k6, rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Row 8 P1, (k1, p1) twice, *k5, p1, (k1, p1) twice, rep from * to end.
Rows 9 and 11 Repeat row 7
Rows 10 and 12 Repeat row 8.
Repeat rows 1-12.



Dragons Teeth

Multiple 16 sts
Row 1 *K1, p1, k11, p1, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 2 *K3, p1, k9, p1, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 3 *(K3, p1) 4 times, rep from * to end.
Row 4 *K3, p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 5 *K1, (p1, k3) three times, p1, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 6 *(K1, p1, k5, p1) Twice, rep from * to end.
Row 7 *(K3, p1) four times, rep from * to end.
Row 8 Knit
Row 9 Repeat row 7.
Rows 10-13 Repeat rows 4 through 7.


Block Quilting

Multiple of 14 sts
Row 1 *K4, p6, k4, rep from * to end.
Row 2 Knit
Row 3 and 4 Repeat rows 1 and 2 once more.
Row 5 As row 1.
Row 6 *K3, p2, k4, p2, k3, rep from * to end.
Row 7 *K2, p2, k6, p2, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 8 *K1, p2, k8, p2, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 9 *P2, k10, p2, rep from * to end.
Row 10 As row 8.
Row 11 As row 7.
Row 12 As row 6.
Rep rows 1-12.


Single Rib Stitch/ 1 x 1 Rib

(reversible)
Multiple of 2 sts.
In the round.
Rnd 1 *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Repeat rnd 1.

Knit flat
Row 1:  *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 2:  *P1, k1, rep from * to end.
Rep rnds 1-2.

Not Pictured

Double Rib Stitch/ 2 x 2 Rib

(reversible)
Multiple of 4 sts.
In the round.
Rnd 1 *K2, p2, rep from * to end.
Repeat rnd 1.

Knit flat
Row 1:  *K2, p2, rep from * to end.
Row 2:  *P2, k2, rep from * to end.
Rep rnds 1 and 2.



Triple Rib Stitch/ 3 x 3 Rib

(reversible)
Multiple of 6 sts.
In the round.
Rnd 1 *K3, p3, rep from * to end.
Repeat rnd 1.

Knit flat
Row 1:  *K3, p3, rep from * to end.
Row 2:  *P3, k3, rep from * to end.
Repeat rnds 1-2.





Seed Stitch on The Loom

This stitch lies flat, does not curl making it good for edges/borders. Produces a loftier fabric than stockinette. Row 1 of this stitch is done the same as 1 x 1 rib and on the 2nd row always purl the knits and knit the purls. This is an easy and very useful stitch!

Knit Flat

Even number of stitches.
Over 2 rows.
Row 1:  *K1, p1, rep from * to end of row.
Repeat row 1 until desired length is reached.


Knit in the round

Even number of stitches.
Over 2 
Row 1:  *K1, p1, rep from * to end of row.
Row 2:  *P1, k1, rep from * to end of row.


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Double Seed Or Double Moss Stitch


Knit Flat

Even number of stitches.
Over 4 rows.
Row 1:  *K1, p1, rep from * to end of row.
Row 2:  *P1, k1, rep from * to end of row.
Row 3:  *P1, k1, rep from * to end of row.
Row 4:  *K1, p1, rep from * to end of row.
Repeat row 1 until the desired length is reached.

Knit in the round

Even number of stitches.
Over 4 rows.
Rows 1 and 2:  *K1, p1, rep from * to end of row.
Rows 3 and 4:  *P1, k1, rep from * to end of row.







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