I learned to knit from my mother when I was a child, knit one, purl two. My mother knitted blankets and sweaters- I only wish I still had the one from my childhood with the beautiful silver buttons. I never progressed beyond knitting scarves, they were straight and easy and no patterns to follow. I took up knitting again a few years back, though still not progressing beyond scarves. I did try new stitches and patterns. The first scarf I knitted a few years ago was using a seed stitch, which consists of single knits and purls that alternate horizontally and vertically. Seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the knitted fabric — the little purl bumps look like scattered seeds. Although a little more complicated than the garter and stockinette stitches, seed stitch creates an interesting texture. This was my finished scarf, which I still love to wear every winter.


8 thoughts on “Yarn

  1. I’ve learned something new today.

    Although I can do very basic knitting and purling, I didn’t know there were other stitches like *seed*, *garter*, and *stockinette*. On my list of new things to do someday, I’ve included how to read a knitting pattern (is it just me, or does it seem to be written in a foreign language?). I think I will have to include learning about these new stitches too.


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