Eureka. You have found it! A great overview of all the knitting stitches that you really want and need. Which is not that many really. Have a look.
The 5 Most Basic, Easy Knitting Stitches for Beginners
1. Knit Stitch
Stick in needle from the left to the right, yarn over and pull through the stitch. If you do all rows in knit stitch, you will end up with the 'garter stitch'.
2. Purl Stitch
Stick in needle from the right to the left, yarn over and pull through the stitch.
3. Stockinette Stitch
Alternate a row of knit with a row of purl stitches.
4. Seed Stitch
In the first row, alternate a single knit stitch with a purl stitch. On the second row, ensure that the purl stitch ends up above the previous purl stitch so that the little bumps go to both sides of your work, not just to one side as in stockinette stitch.
5. Ribbing Stitch
in the first row, alternate one or two knit stitches with one or two purl stitch. On the second row, ensure that the purls stitches end up above the previous knit stitches so that the Vs and bumps go to one sides of your work in a vertical lines up. (Tip: when you make a mistake in the seed stitch you'll end up with a row of ribbing.. ;-)
Patterns: I'd say that with these Knit and Purl Stitch patterns you can do say 70% of the projects out there! On this blog and beyond. Yes, those are all it takes. Have a look below.
Other Easy Knitting Stitches .. that keep your mind interested
Cable Knit Stitch
There are an infinite number of cable knitting patterns possible. To easy cable of 4 stitches, knit the cable cast on as you are usually casting on, and creating 6 st.
- Row 1: p, k4, p.
- Row 2: k, p4, k.
- Row 3: p, slip 2 stitches to a cable helper needle (or a crochet hook) in front of your work, knit the 2 next stitches instead, put the 2 slipped stitches back onto your left needle and knit them, p.
- Repeat pattern.
Patterns: Free cable cushion knitting pattern
A cool scarf for men pattern with brioche knitting stitches will posted mid October 2017. This is a variation of the ribbing stitch, and looks great on both sides. I made it into a mens scarf as it's bulky rather than dainty. It is also a stitch pattern that is easy to remember and works up really fast.
Again, there are stitch variations rather than just one eyelet stitch, but it basically refers to the pattern that helps you make holes in your knitting, which you can use to design motifs with (and lighten the weight of your garment). Big drawback for me of the eyelet stitch and cables is that they slow me down. Patterns featuring these stitches will take longer, but tend to be beautiful and worth it.
Patterns: Stunning Summer Poncho Free Knitting Pattern.
Also see our reference chart with Knitting Abbreviations