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Not so Knotty — Knitting Knowledge

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Ever see a gorgeous knitted baby blanket, and wonder who invented knitting? Or maybe you already know how to knit and would like to learn about the different types of knitting…. Keep reading to find out all about knitting.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What Is Knitting? It’s all in the word actually. The word “knitting” comes from the Old English “cnyttan,” to knot. And, quite simply, knotting is what knitting is — joining together a continuous series of knots made by pulling yarn through the stitches on the needle. As each row of knitting is finished, the stitches are transferred to the other needle and the next row is begun (except if you have a circular needle, where you just keep on knitting, and knitting, and knitting…). As you’ll see, there are all kinds of knitting, depending on what needles, yarn, and type of stitch you choose, so you can create an infinite variety of knitted items, from bunnies to blankets! 

     

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