How Tuesday: simply stitches

If, like us, you often glance reverently at others' knitting and thought 'I wish I could knit that' - then never fear! This week's Tuesday tutorial is actually a series of how to guides for knitters. Our new Simply Stitches series shows you how to give your garments all sorts of wonderul knitted effects - from cables to lace and (my favourite-sounding) - cluster & puff crochet! Read on to find out more

How to knit all sorts of beautiful textures!

You can find our complete series of Simply Stitches how to guides over on our main website. Each one is a downloadable pdf which gives you the knitting patterns to show you how to practise 3 stitches. These mini stitch librarys were first seen in Simply Knitting magazine, knitted in Artesano yarn, & they're a great way to get to grips with all kinds of texture. Here's a few of our favourites...

How to knit stitched textures

1. Simply stitches: cables

2. Simply stitches: lace & net

3. Simply stitches: lightweight cables & openwork

4. Simply stitches: lace

5. Simply stitches: vertical stripes

6. Simply stitches: cluster & puff crochet