Knit stitch for a jersey

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10 years 2 weeks ago #31995 by Ruth
I have a nice pattern for a jersey I've just started, but have realised the open holes of the fabric are not quite what I want. I'm looking for a smallish decorative textured sort of pattern for the fabric of the jersey, to knit with the pattern I have, if you see what I mean. Any nice ideas? I've been sitting knitting a square using other patterns, but can't quite find what I want.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428331 by Megan
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This one gives a good "thickness" and its just a variation on stocking stitch.
Row 1 - knit
Row 2 - Knit
Row 3 - knit 1 , ( knit one into the stitch underneath, knit one) repeat to last stitch, K1
Row 4 - Knit
Row 5 - knit 2 , ( knit one into the stitch underneath, knit one) repeat to last stitch, K1

Last four rows are the pattern. Knit a 20 stitch square and see if you like it!

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428353 by Ruth
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I can't say I'm familiar with knitting into the stitch underneath. Would you care to expand?

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428367 by Megan
Replied by Megan on topic Knit stitch for a jersey
Yep!
Instead of knitting as you would, into the loop going over the needle, put your needle into the stitch underneath (that the loop is coming out of) and knit that instead. You end up with two bits of yarn going over the right needle. It's something that any one can do sometimes as a mistake when knitting fast or in the dark.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428371 by Megan
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newstitchaday.com/bee-stitch/

And an error to my original post - ALL ROWS are KNIT so I'm going to edit it, OK?

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428376 by Ruth
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That is a very cool site, thank you!

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428453 by jeannielea
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That is a cool site. Thanks Megan. I tried to find a site to show various stitches too but this is heaps better.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428625 by Stikkibeek
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My most favourite jersey was a variation of fisherman's rib stitch. Really easy. Knit two, purl two, but the trick is to knit with an uneven number of stitches. That way, every time you change sides, you are reversing every second stitch.
NB This is not the same fisherman's rib that is traditional and can be found on the internet. Those require purl 1, knit 1 stitch below which is not half as interesting.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #428626 by Ruth
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I knitted moss stitch for a while, but decided it was too dense a pattern for what I wanted, so now I'm just doing a straight stocking stitch - at least I'll test how good my knitting actually is, in terms of even tension.

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10 years 1 week ago #428773 by Stikkibeek
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Even straight stitches can be made fancy easily by adding a simple cable.

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10 years 1 week ago #429376 by Jen - Featherston
or take a varigated thread and knit one stitch of varigated every 10 stitches, starting at stitch 5 every second row :)

Ruth, do you know about www.ravelry.com ? millions of patterns, stitches and yarn :)

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