Loom | Double Knit Stockinette Comparison (6 stitches)

Loom | Double Knit Stockinette Comparison (6 stitches)


– [Kristen] Have you
found it confusing making double knit stockinette? There’s so many
different ones around. Well today, we’re going to
compare six different ones, why you would use
them, the differences, and actually to how to
make each one of them. Stay tuned, and we’ll
solve that today. (uplifting music) Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses. We’re all about helping
you stitch your love and love your stitches. I love double knitting
on the knitting loom. It’s much easier
than using needles, because you can see it
working up, as you go, and you can make
modifications really easily. So, I wanna cover what
I’m working with today. I’m working with a
double rake loom. This is from Knitting Board. So I have an upper
and a lower board. You can use any
shape from any brand, whether it’s called a long
loom, or a knitting board, an S-shaped loom, any of
them that have pairs of pegs. I’m using a super
bulky six weight yarn. You can use other
yarns, that’s fine. In fact, you wanna test these
in multiple weights of yarns. This setting between
the two boards, if you’re able to do it, I’ve got mine at the
two centimeter setting. You can do it at one to three
and test the different ones to see what you get. I wanted to see what
the thickest one was, without going too far. So this is two
centimeter setting, on the 28 inch knitting board. For more information, go
click on our blog down below and you can see more details
written out for your reference. I’m going to be comparing
and contrasting these in the very beginning
of the video, so you do wanna
stay through here, especially the first time. Go ahead and watch through
the video the first time, and then towards the end, we’re gonna have some
demonstrations of each stitch. So, just to overview,
when you’re looking
at these visually, all the ones that have the blue, are using traditional
v-shaped stitches. There is no twisting
or E-Wrapping. These here, are all E-Wrapping, or making that twisted stitch. So we are working with six
samples, it looks like five. This sample right here, is
actually two of them together. You can see where I’ve got this different
anchoring yarn here just showing the difference. You can see, there’s a very
striking difference on here. It looks twisted, but
it’s not (chuckling). Let’s cover the first ones
that you need to know. This is stockinette. The one on the left is
a classic stockinette. Whenever you see it set up, you see it passing,
running every other peg, and then you pick up the
missed pegs on your way back. It’s the same one with this one, except this one is
using a twisted stitch,
or E-Wrap stitch. So we’re gonna call this
stockinette classic, and stockinette E-Wrap. That’s the really the
different between the two. They make a nice thick fabric. You don’t pull it
apart too much. It does have a
little bit of give. It would be something nice
for a very thick blanket or a warm coat or jacket. These over here,
are modifications. Two of these, this
one and this one, which you’ll see in a moment,
are more of a brioche stitch. They have a look
like stockinette. The one you’re most familiar
with, is this one right here. This is what a lotta people call the figure eight, or
twisted stockinette. We’re going to talk about them, like this is actually
both stockinette, and we’re gonna call this
a stockinette figure eight, and this one is the
twisted figure eight. So it’s a modified version. There is no slip
stitch in this one. And what happens
is, when we wrap, we’re gonna wrap both
of them in one direction and that gets one row. That’s on both of
these, actually on
this one down here too. You wrap them up, and then when you come
back on the next pass if you use a slip stitch, where you ignore the
very first stitch, you can actually
line up the wraps. So you’re gonna be lining
them up in one direction just like the row before. If you don’t line them up,
and make sure they cross over, it actually makes this one. Here’s the difference between
the fabrics that they make. So when I pull
apart this fabric, it looks different than when
I pull apart this fabric. Let’s look at the one that
you’ve seen before, likely. When you pull this apart, you can actually see
your fingers through it. It has this laddering
yarn, and everything. When I go over here,
and I pull it apart, I can’t see my
fingers through it. I actually can see the
back of the knit stitch from the back board. I can see that little purl
stitch peeking through. So it’s not as thick
as this over here, but I get the benefit
of not being able to see through my stitches. Do you see that? So if you have been
frustrated with this one, move to this one. So it’s not super thick, but
you still get that benefit. The way to do that,
you’ll see how to wrap it. Basically, this one here, has
no stitch on the first one. You’re gonna do a slip stitch. Down here on this one,
this is called the zigzag. The zigzag is down below here, everything is wrapped
all in one direction, just like the figure eight, except it’s not twisted
around the loom. It’s just simply going over. So, we’re going to go back
in the other direction and it will cross itself. The wrapping pattern
does not line up. The wrapping pattern does
line up when you decide to not use the first stitch,
which is slipping it, and you make this
duplicate zigzag pattern. All right, let’s go through and show you how to actually
make these stitches. So now we’re ready
to cover how to wrap. I’m not going to be covering
the cast on in these, but I will refer to them. So, in the cast on, on
this particular one, this is the stockinette, we are going to start our
wrapping with this upper peg. So we’re gonna wrap around,
this upper peg is the first one. So if you were starting, you would start with a slip
knot on your first row, and cast on. So you just take the slip
knot and put it here. So it always ends on this
lower peg, on number one. So I’m starting my wrapping
on number one upper and then I’m gonna go down to
the even peg on the lower one. So we’re just gonna wrap around. I’m not twisting or anything,
I’m just simply going around. Go around the second one,
and then we’re gonna go up to the third peg, so the
odd on the upper board. So we’re going to all
the odds on the upper and all the evens on the lower. And we just wrap all
the way around them. I’m doing 12 pairs of
pegs on all my samples. And I get down to the 12th peg, and then I’m going to go
straight up and wrap around and then come down. And now I’m gonna pick up
all the odd pegs on the lower and pick up all the
evens on the upper. Now, in other videos,
you will see recommended, a particular company likes to recommend turning
your board around. It’s too much for me. I don’t like continuing
to move my board and turning it around. So, I’m just gonna
wrap it this way today. So I’ve picked ’em all
up, I’m gonna go down to the very last one. I still wrap around that, because I want a loop on
every single one of my pegs. So I’m going to lift the
bottom one up and over and knit that off. And now it’s locked in, I
don’t have to worry about it. I’m just going to knit
off from left to right and stop in the middle. And I’m just doing the
front of the board. And then I’m gonna go
from right to left, and then off. And you can vary where
you end this middle, the center portion. You can go one stitch over,
or every other row or so just so that you don’t get a
center line down the middle. Then I’m gonna turn it and
look at the upper board and knit those over. You can turn the
whole board around, I’m just turning it
downward to see it, instead of flipping it around. It’s whatever you prefer. And then we’re just
gonna push it down. And we’ve made one row. To do the next row,
it’s exactly the same because we have still
ended on this end. So we’re just going to
wrap it the same way. We start with the one peg and then go down to
the two on the lower and go back and forth,
exactly how we did before. There’s nothing
different about it. And that’s it on the
stockinette classic. For the stockinette E-Wrap, it’s the same thing as
the stockinette classic, except we will be
using an E-Wrap stitch. So we’re gonna start
with this upper one. So we’re gonna wrap
around to where it twists. If I started my cast on here, I would put my slip
knot right there. I’m gonna come down
to the lower portion and go to the second peg. And we’re gonna come around
in between the next two pegs that we’re gonna be going,
so the direction we’re going, so I’m gonna go between
the two and three and wrap it around like a
little E-Wrap, cursive E, and go up to the third
peg on the upper portion and go between the peg that
I’m going, I’m gonna wrap, and then in the next one. Gonna wrap around
and make that E-Wrap. Then come down to the
fifth peg, or sorry, the fourth peg on
the lower board. So we’re picking up all the
even stitches on the lower board and the odd stitches
on the upper board. The only difference between
this and the classic, is the fact that it’s E-Wrapped. So come all the way down
’til we get to the 12th one, or wherever you decide to stop, and then you’re gonna go
around to the inside peg here, and then twist
around to pick up. So let’s work this again. So I’m gonna come down, pick it up at the last stitch. We’re come straight across in the direction
we’re gonna be going, which is we’re gonna be
going back in this direction. So we’re gonna go up and then
I come around the outside and then go down to this
board here, and twist around. So everything’s
still twisting around in that E-Wrap stitch fashion. And then it ends
on this lower left, which is the number one peg. And then you’re just
going to lift up and over. And you’re gonna
work left to right, and then right to left. Just working towards the
center, vary your center. And then do your back
board, or upper board. And then just push that down. And you ended where you began and you would wrap
exactly the same way. So two passes in
order to do one row. So now we’re ready to do the
stockinette figure eight. And this one is a
twisted stockinette. And all of the stitches
are going to line up. This one has a slip knot. So if you want to do
a twisted brioche, which is what this actually is, this is what we’re
gonna be doing. So this is where you’d
start your slip knot, on this top part, and you’re just going
to ignore this stitch. You’re not going to be
having an extra wrap on it. I’m gonna go down to the
first stitch down below and we’re doing all of
our wrapping in order. I’m not skipping any pegs. I’m going to go
around and twist it, and then go up to the next peg that’s not wrapped,
number two, twist it, go down to the number
two peg on the bottom, and twist it, and
continue twisting. And if you can see
the portion down below this is matching the exact way that all of my pegs
were wrapped previously. And you can see I end on
this right side over here, down at the bottom. And then knit over. Work into the center. Then start at the other
side on the front, work your way to the center. And repeat on the back. And where your
slip stitch began, you will not have any
wrap on to knit over. (plastic clicking) Push it down. And the next row is going to
work in the opposite direction. You’re still skipping this
first one and E-Wrapping across. Just repeat to get
this stitch here, that you can’t see through and you see that purl
stitch behind it, and it’ll have
that nice wrapping. And look at the back, and it
looks almost identical as that. So this produces a
nice stretchy fabric. This one is the stockinette
twisted figure eight. It is a twisted stitch, or a modified figure
eight wrapping pattern. It does not line up, so
when we want to start it, we actually will go down and pick up the
stitch down here. Then go back and pick
up our first stitch and wrapping that. Then pick up all
the other stitches. And if you look
carefully, you will see that it is not lining up with how the stitches
previously wrapped. So the stitches laying in
this one, laying this way, and after I wrap this, you’ll
see that they lean this way. You see how the stitches
are kind of having this lean in this direction? And so that causes that twisting in the fabric, not just
the individual stitch. So I’m gonna end at the
upper right and knit over. I’m just gonna lock that in. I still like to work my front of my board knitting over first. Left to right, right
to left, knitting over. (plastic clicking) And that makes the front tight. Then when I work the
back, it’s looser, and it produces this
loose stitch here. So it has that kind of Y-shaped, or extra emphasized Y-shaped stitch here. And if you wanna make sure that you’re always
on the correct side, if it’s gonna be tight on one
side and loose on the other, then you might want to mark
the front of your board, front. So when you pick it up, after leaving the
project for a while, it will continue to
be the same stitching, and your project
won’t get messed up like mine has been before, when
I first started doing this. It got funny, because
I had a very tight, for six inches or so, and then
I had a very loose stitch. Work the next row, you’re
just going to start again by going down to the next stitch and then coming
back up and wrapping that stitch again
that you came from, and continue in the figure
eight all the way down. So wrap in a figure eight,
it’s gonna go just like this. And that’s it. So continue doing
that ’til you get the stockinette
twisted figure eight. Let’s do the zigzag stich. The zigzag, I really like, because it uses less yarn
than the figure eight, but also, if use a
duplicate zigzag, I can get this
brioche look here. It looks like it’s got
the purl stitch behind it. It has that classic V-shape,
just like the duplicate stitch. So let’s go ahead
and show you how to do this first one here. It uses less yarn than the
twisted figure eight stitch. You’re gonna start
by wrapping these, and you’re gonna cross over
whatever was wrapped before. So say you’re wrapping
was going this direction, the previous row, now
we’re going to go in that leaning opposite direction. So I’m gonna come down here
and wrap around this first peg and I’m gonna go up to the
top, and make sure I wrap it, so that all the ends get
the same amount of stitches. So we have two
wraps on each peg. I’m gonna come down here and go. So if you see the wraps
before, were headed this way, now I’m wrapping them, and they’re all headed
in this direction. So we’ve changed directions. So we come all the way
down, just easily wrapping. This is like the
easiest one to wrap. We’re gonna knit
over this last stitch and then work all of your
loops, one over the other. So work right to left, left
to right, towards the center and then do the back row. And that will get you this
look, because the next row, you’re gonna go around again, and it will cross and start
angling in this direction. All right, so let’s do
the duplicate zigzag. And the duplicate zigzag
is going to continue in the same direction that
you were going before. So every row is going to still
angle in the same direction. We’re gonna ignore
the first stitch and not work that
one over at all. So we’re just gonna go straight
down, and around the outside and then go up to the
next stitch up top. And you’re just simply
following this patterning here. So you don’t have to think
about it all, just follow the wrapped pattern
of the previous row. Till I get all the
way down to the end. And it will be this last stitch. Work all these stitches. And push down. And then if I was to
start another one, for the Duplicate Zigzag I would ignore this first peg and go around the outside of
my first one on the upper board and then go around. So its
going to continue going in that same direction
for my next row. Just like that. And then we’ll end
on the opposite side. So one pass for each row Ending at the opposite end. And that is it. So I hope that you
have enjoyed working on your stockinette stitches. Be sure and click down below. Type in the comments let us
know which one you liked. And let us know what
you’d like to see next here on GoodKnit Kisses. Thanks for joining us today. Where we help you stitch your
love, and love your stitches. See you again soon. (uplifting music)

15 thoughts on “Loom | Double Knit Stockinette Comparison (6 stitches)

  1. Thank you very much. I just started looming 2 months ago and have been searching for different stitches to use on my long rectangular loom. This was perfect!!!! 😊

  2. I would love to see how to make stripes or whatever else is possible when working with two colors of yarn in Stockinette variations.

  3. You should think to translate this videos in spanish only! you would have so much audience, sadly still there are a lot of people who doesn't speak english

  4. Hi, I love this video.
    I was wondering if you could do a video that shows double knitting on a loom with colour changing. I have seen a design on www.niftyknitterdesigns.com that needs this style of knitting but, I am not 100% the best wat to go about it.

  5. Was just wondering why do you go from one end toward the middle then Finnish off from opposite end?

  6. Thank you so much for this tutorial. As always, you explain things so clearly and I love that you have samples to show what the stitches look like.

  7. I could use cotton and practice these stitches and make dish cloths? I have a big S board. Excellent formation, thanks so much!

  8. Do you have a video showing how to do the stockinette figure 8 twisted brioche pattern? I want to use it for a baby blanket. Thank you.

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