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History of knitting


Our January boxes contained a beautiful knitting project.

Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric It is used in many types of garments. Knitting may be done by hand or by machine.

If you've played all the board games and you do not know what to do anymore, here is a suggestion: start knitting. The long-forgotten technique, in which our grandmothers are skilled, can help you relax, learn something useful and give yourself something that you have created yourself.

Stitch straight, stitch upside down, while blinking already knit a scarf, hat, sweater and most importantly, the days in isolation will pass more easily. There are several ways to knit, so if you have never picked up needles and wool, now is the time to learn.


Some basic information:

Knitting and crocheting are based on only 2 basic knits: straight and reverse stitch. However, the intersection of these two braids and the different ways of combining them create an almost inexhaustible source of different braids. The right needle is inserted into a loop located on the left needle, and then the thread is transferred to the right needle from the bottom up and pulled through the base loop, which is simultaneously inserted on the left needle. When knitting the "straight" knit, the thread always stays behind the knitting.


Knitting "reverse" knitting

The right needle is inserted into the loop of the left needle, and then the thread is inserted into the right needle from top to bottom and pulled through the base loop that is removed from the left needle. The thread remains in front of the knitting.Four intertwined points

Combining these 2 classic knits in the simplest way, you get four intertwined points, i.e. very useful basic moves that form the basis of each braid.

Ribbed knit and knit with knit

Tighten the number of loops divided by 4 and 3 more loops to finish. First row: 3 loops straight, 1 loop vice versa. The row ends with 3 loops straight. Second row: 1 loop straight for a start, then 1 loop reverse, then another 3 loops straight. The procedure is repeated.

First row: 2 loops straight, 2 loops vice versa. The second row as the first: the loops as they line up. Third row and all subsequent rows end with 11: move the knit releasing 1 loop.

The thirteenth row and all the "curved" rows end in 21 rows: move the ribbed motif for one loop to the right. Repeat everything, starting from the third row.


Here's a way to make a cross stitch.

First row: 2 loops straight, 2 loops vice versa. Second row: 2 loops right above the 2nd loops that are made (2 loops are transferred to the previous needle), 2 loops crossed in reverse on 2 loops that appear in reverse. Keep repeating the procedure.

Continue knitting as 1 row and all the reverse rows (representing the face of the knitting) then 5 loops reverse knitting and 3 loops straight. Second row and all other pair rows: turn the middle of the three reverse loops straight back by turning them (as in the photo).



Different types of threads and needles can be used to obtain an abundance of knitted fabrics. These tools give the end result a different colour, tangle, weight, wholeness… Other factors that affect the end result are the shape of the needle, the thickness and the forging, as well as the type of filament, the composition and the extensibility.

Hand knitting has come and gone out of fashion many times in the last two decades and at the turn of the 21st century is experiencing a revival.


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