Today's video is about the stockinette stitch--the technique so simple I forgot to talk about it before now. It's knit stitches in the front, and a purl party in the back. And now you know how to do it with your own two (left-dominant) hands and a Knook:
You can also watch the video here.
Here's the thing about stockinette stitch. It can get very boring, very quickly. That smooth and consistent texture is the result of doing the very same thing. over. and. over.
It's nice when you're learning. And it's fantastic when you need something simple and relaxing, so you start on a pattern that just calls for those two stitches. Over and over.
But that's usually why so many patterns call for something different. Even if it's just stripes, breaking the monotony really helps a knitter stay on a project. But ribbing, basket weave, and cables are also really beautiful. It's like instantly dressing up a project. Well, about as instant as a yarn craft can get anyway.
I'm not saying all this to diss the great new stitch you just learned, even though it really looks that way. I was trying to segue into talking how we're going to talk about cables soon! Hooray!
I learned about cables about a month ago, so I still get pretty excited about them. And I think you'll love them as well because (I feel like I've said this a bunch, but it's still relevant and wonderful) none of your stitches will fall off your needles because you have your line of security and happiness with the Knook! Awesome.
Or, you know. You could just enjoy this stockinette stitch for a while. It's kind of a perfect activity for a quiet winter. Just back and forth, back and forth. Maybe by a fireplace or something.
I hope you have a safe and happy holiday. Stay warm.