Reading Your Knitting

Reading is fundamental! Recognizing knit stitches and purl stitches, and learning how to count them makes finding your place much easier.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The super big sample I’m using is knit with roving. Similar products can be found here.

The size US 35/19mm needles I’m using are Chiaogoo wood needles.

The sweater I’m wearing (not my design) is called Harvest Moon.
And I knit it with Berroco Blackstone Tweed in color Wintry Mix.

The sweater on the mannequin is my Women’s Zippered Letterman’s Jacket, pattern + video tutorial.

6 comments on “Reading Your Knitting

  1. Your video showed me I counted rows incorrectly. I also was confused when trying to pick up stitches created by the backward loop cast on under the arms for continuing the sleeves. Your video showed me I didn’t distinguish reading correctly the V’s and upside down V’s in stockinette and also reading the direction of the V’s from the knitting needles. Dispelling my confusion, I can clearly do the action of reading my work now. I feel SUCH relief.

    Thank you, Staci, for your dedication to the art of knitting, and helping knitters everywhere become better knitters through such clear, fundamental information in your videos. Once again, Staci, you rock!

  2. Your videos are always such a pleasure to watch. I only wish there were more of them. I know you are very dedicated to your craft and how it is presented. Thank you again.

  3. Hi Mary – thank you for the note. I currently have about 250 videos, with a new one released every Wednesday. That should keep you busy for a while!
    S t a c i

  4. Sorry, I’m confused. At about 1:29 where you count across, it looks like you don’t count the first and last v’s?

  5. Barbara – yes, I demonstrate how to count stitches as if I was checking gauge. If you want to count all of the stitches in a row, you have to start with the first stitch and count all the way across. Although, in this case, it would be easier just to count the loops on the needle.

    S t a c i

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