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    The Top 7 Knitting Styles

    Oktober 16th, 2015

    Do you like knitted designs? Well, we do and here are our favorites.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of knitting styles a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable knitting styles in great detail.

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    1_Bias Knitting

    Bias knitting is a type of knitting characterized by the grain running diagonally instead of vertically. This way the fabrics structural elasticity is highest horizontally.

    2_Bobble Knitting

    Bobble knitting is a type of knitting that incorporates “bobbles” or round elevations into the knitted fabric. Stitches are increased within a single stitch to create this structural effect.

    3_Circular Knitting

    Circular knitting is a type of knitting used to create a seamless tube of knitted fabric. When knitted by hand this technique requires four needles or special circular knitting needles, which are two short needles connected by a plastic cable. Circular knitting is typically used for sweaters, mittens and socks.

    4_Double Knitting

    Double knitting is a knitting technique that produces two or more knitted fabrics simultaneously on a single needle. These fabrics may be connected such as interlock fabrics, but can also be separable. Connected double-knitted fabrics are thick and could have uncommon color designs.

    5_English Knitting

    English knitting, also known as right-hand-knitting is a common type of knitting, where the yarn to be knit is led with the right hand. The knitted fabric is very similar to fabrics produced with continental knitting. The stitches are not twisted which makes it somewhat looser than continental knit fabrics.

    6_Faggoting Knitting

    Faggoting knitting is a type of lace knitting used to create a very loose and airy fabric with a honeycomb structure.

    7_Warp Knitting

    Warp knitting is a type of knitting characterized by a zigzag structure along the length of the fabric. The fabric is created by leading yarns lengthwise towards the bottom of the fabric, interlocking with the yarns of the adjacent vertical rows, whereas weft knitting is done horizontally. A separate yarn is required for each row, therefore it is difficult to knit by hand. Warp knitted fabrics are resistant to runs and can easily be sewn.

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    Lace Knitting

    August 3rd, 2015

    Lace knitting is characterized by purposely placed decorative holes within a knitted fabric. It is considered the most complex form of knitting due to its fine structure. Lace knitting became popular in Victorian England and today has gained big popularity especially in womenswear. One distinguishes “true lace” knitting with pattern stitches on the wrong and right side of the fabric, and “lacy knitting” with pattern stitches only on one side of the fabric. A form of very loose lace knitting is called faggoting. Because of its structure, lace knitted fabrics are very elastic and tend to stretch over time. This can be avoided by reinforcing the fabric’s edges. Lace knitting is used on scarves, curtains, elegant dresses and as decorative patches on garments.
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    Grafting Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Grafting is a technique used to join two pieces of knitted fabric. Instead of using a regular seam, the fabrics are connected by creating a knitted row between the two pieces of fabric using a needle. This way no seam is needed.
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    Gather Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Gathering in knitting is a technique that brings the stitches of a knitted row of fabric closer together. This way a fabric’s width can be changed without dropping stitches from the row.
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    Finger Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Finger knitting is a simple type of knitting that is done using the knitter’s fingers as a substitute for knitting needles. Finger knitting creates a tubular fabric, that can be woven together to create larger pieces of fabric.
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    Faggoting Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Faggoting knitting is a type of lace knitting used to create a very loose and airy fabric with a honeycomb structure.
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    Entrelac Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Entrelac knitting is a style of knitting that is used to create a fabric that visually seems to be made up of woven strips of knitted fabrics. Technically the strips of the knitted fabric are connected in the knit.
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    Drop-Stitch Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Drop-stitch knitting is a style of knitting that creates a ladder-like structure in between knitted rows. This way a very soft and see-through fabric is created.
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    Double Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Double knitting is a knitting technique that produces two or more knitted fabrics simultaneously on a single needle. These fabrics may be connected such as interlock fabrics, but can also be separable. Connected double-knitted fabrics are thick and could have uncommon color designs.
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    Cable Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Cable knitting is a style of knitting characterized by the visual effect of overlapping layers of knit fabric. Typically the effect of a braid or rope/cable is created and used as a decorative element. Cable knit sweatshirts are very popular in men’s and women’s fashion.
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