Sometimes you just feel like picking out some new knitting patterns and getting right to business. It’s the most therapeutic feeling in the world being able to dive into an intricate new pattern knowing how beautiful the finished product will be.
For you, the knitting hobbyist, this may come as second nature. For others, you may be just getting your start in the knitting patterns world. Whether you’re venturing into personalized stocking creation or want to knit a scarf, be sure to read up on the subject and ask experienced knitters for their input.
Various Types of Patterns and Designs
There are numerous patterns and designs for knitting. Your imagination is the only roadblock to you creating a new masterpiece the world has never known in the knitting world. But what are some of the more common types of knitting patterns?.
- Vintage styles – These are derived from the 1940’s and 1950’s era of the United States.
- Striped or mosaic scarves – These are precisely what the names would suggest. A mosaic or artistic outline in different geometric shapes and colors makes a great scarf or blouse pattern. Striped patterns work well for any knit project where you want to create an illusion of length or height.
- Purl stitches – Also known as “wrong side stitches.”
- Ribbing stitches – These are your column pattern knits.
- Garter stitches – You will execute row-style knitting patterns with this approach.
- Roll brim hat designs – These are elementary for even novice knitters as the pattern requires no ribbing and continues to the crown. You can opt for a flat hat design and make a winter hat; these are sewn down their sides, they are knit rectangular or square and have their tops cinched.
You can use the tips below to help you along your knitting journey. These are time-tested and sure to help you get off to the right start if you’re a beginner. Even if you’re a seasoned vet you will appreciate this little refresher of a punch list:
- Begin new balls of yarn where you’ll have a seam. This is typically at the edge of your seam.
- Use a “Yarn Bra” to keep ribbon stitching neat and untangled.
- To prevent slanting of your knitting patterns, combine knit and purl stitches in your design.
- To lengthen a sweater that was knit from the top down, you will need to remove the blind row. After you complete that step you can simply add on the additional ribbing that you desire and blind row it off again.
There are several more knitting patterns that anyone can enjoy to spend some time. Al you have to do is to rediscover your creativity and you will off to a good start.