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Knit Stitch No. 1, 2 & 3

Knit Stitch is the most fundamental basic knit. This stitch is easy to knit by “hands-on-hands practical” than reading from the Knitting Books. To start the Knit Stitch, you need to do Slip Knot and Cast On. To end the Knit, you need to do Cast Off.

Casting On is the term for making the foundation row of stitches on your needle.

First, you have to do a Slip Knot then Cast On.
Then, knit till the end and Cast Off with the remaining thread.

If you want to know the basics of Knitting, feel free to ask me to teach you. This hobby is not really very expensive but Time-Consuming. I had an auntie who used to love knitting. But one day, she stopped knitting and left a half-done work. So that’s why you have to think first before embarking out.

Here is a few pictures of Knit Stitch:

This is used with 1mm or 2mm. You can see the “very close” gaps of the rows.

Using the same stitch, I used 4.5mm. The gap between the rows are a bit far from each other.
(See the arrow above)

Using the same stitch, I used 8mm. The gap between the rows are far from each other.
(See the white arrow above)

So now you see…. Anyone who wants to learn this stitch to knit a scarf?


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Thanks to someone who suggested knitting to exchange scarves. I embarked out on knitting which I last knitted when I was 8 years old or 9 years old! It has been 20 years. Nevertheless, I still remember how to start knitting (CAST ON) and knit the ONLY ONE MOST EASY STITCH. The ONLY ONE MOST EASY STITCH is called KNIT. I could remember how I do the KNIT STITCH. I was taught by my aunties when I was very young. That time, I was very much into Barbie Dolls so I knitted mini tube dresses for them. Then I stopped. Maybe that time I grew tired of it.

So this year, I picked up again. Gradually, it became my hobby. I find it fun to knit! Now I m doing RIBSTITCH – the combined of KNIT and PURL. Initially I thought it was easy to do RIBSTITCH. When I tried, it was really hard and tiring to remember how many KNITs and PURLs to do. I repeated it a few times. But I never gave up till now, I can manage slowly.

I admire my two CHINA colleagues at work. Their fingers and hands are SUPER SPEEDY! They knit really SUPER FAST! I was like “OMG!”

Here is the pictures of knitting scarves:

Left: Done by Ms Professional Bitch in less than 1 month.
Right: Done by My CHINA Colleague in only 3 days!

Done by Ms Professional Bitch
Stitch Pattern: KNIT
Knitting Sticks Size: 8MM

Done by My China Colleague
Stitch Pattern: Mix of KNIT and PURL (very complicated due to many diff patterns you see)
Knitting Sticks Size: 4.5MM

Done by another China Colleague in about 2-3 days I think
Stitch Pattern: KNIT
Knitting Sticks Size: 4.5MM

I buy my Knitting Sticks from SPOTLIGHT at Plaza Singapura Level 5. The brand is BIRCH, plastic type. I get my Knitting Yarns from Golden Dragon Pte Ltd at People’s Park Complex Level 2. Dad also got me many Knitting Yarns from Garden Street, Hong Kong around Mongkok area.

Ahh.. I get back to my RIBSTITCH Knitting now….. See You.. =)

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