I love browsing knit stitches. That’s probably a little bit weird, but Stitch Dictionaries are my favourite types of knitting books, and I have several of them in my collection!

I love that there are so many ways to create beautiful patterns and textures with just the knit and purl stitch and a little bit of dexterity. I’ve done a round-up of all the essential basic stitches, including stocking stitch and rib, plus lots of my favourite decorative stitches too!

This will be updated regularly with photos, tutorials and new stitches that I come across. Enjoy!

A

  • Alternating dot stitch
  • Andalusian stitch
  • Alternating butterflies

B

  • Basketweave stitch
  • Broderie Anglaise

C

  • Cable Stitch
  • Caterpillar stitch
  • Celtic┬áplait

D

  • Double Moss Stitch
  • Dot stitch

E

  • Entrelac
  • Eyelet

F

  • Fair Isle
  • Fur stitch

G

  • Garter stitch
  • Granite stitch

H

  • Herringbone stitch
  • Honeycomb stitch

I

  • Interrupted rib

J

K

  • Knit stitch

L

  • Linen Stitch
  • Ladder rib

M

  • Moss stitch

N

O

  • Offset tiles
  • Openwork diamonds

P

  • Purl stitch
  • Plait (cable pattern)

Q

R

  • Rib stitch
  • Reverse stocking stitch (purl)

S

  • Stocking Stitch
  • Seersucker stitch
  • Seed stitch

T

  • Triangles

U

  • Uneven cable (cable pattern)

V

W

  • Waffle stitch
  • Wasp nest stitch

X

  • X-Stitch

Y

Z

  • Zigzags
  • Zigzags and bobbles

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