vrijdag 22 november 2013

Learn to Crochet Tunisian Style: Tunisian Knit Stitch

Missed a lesson? In lesson 1 the foundation row and the closing row was explained. You can find it here!

The Tunisian Knit Stitch is a little variation on the tunisian simple stitch. Some time in history some designer started playing with both hook and the vertical bars created by the tunisian simple stitch and found out that you can create different stitches with if you insert the hook in different ways. With the tunisian simple stitch we inserted the hook from right to left underneath the front vertical bar. The tunisian knit stitch is created by inserting the hook from front right to back left in between both front vertical bar and back vertical bar. It is only a small difference, but it looks very different to the grid-like fabric made with TSS.
The fabric, although it is much thicker, looks exactly like fabric knitted in stockinette stitch. It has the same v- shaped stitches on the right side of the fabric. It feels very smooth and lush!
How to create the Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)

Start off at the second stitch from the right for a forward pass.


Insert your needle in between the front vertical bar and the back vertical bar from front right to back left.

It will look like this if you either hold your work or lay it down. Finish your stitch by making a yarn over and pull up a loop.


Work your way to the end of the forward pass and pay attention to your last stitch. For a TKS forward pass last stitch you need to insert your needle in between the middle loop of the last stitch (made at previous forward pass) and most right loop.


It will look like this. Pull up a loop.
Then, chain 1 and make a return pass.

This is what it will look like after two rows of TKS. Do you see the v-shapes? It really looks like stockinette!

As a practice pattern I have a "knitted" cowl for you!

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