Hand Knitting Stitches – The Types That Are Manipulated

Once you have been knitting for a while, you will definitely want to move onto more advanced hand knitting stitches.hand knitting stitches

This adds to the excitement of creating a more artistic finished product and pushes you to learn some new skills within your hobby.

If you want to get some ideas for hand knitting stitches, you can visit this page.

If you need more detail, the best thing is to buy yourself a book so that you can follow step by step instructions.

Here are some books that can be purchased online at really good prices that may help you with your hand knitting stitches.

For Machine Knitters, there are some wonderful books included on hand manipulated stitches.

To find out more about these products, click on the blue links or on the pictures of your choice.

Hand Knitting Stitches Hand Manipulate Stitches For Knitters

Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters

Susan Guagliumi’s career as an education specialist in the machine knitting industry has spanned more than 25 years and included positions with three knitting machine companies, culminating with the position of Education Director for Studio by White Knitting Machines.

During those years she oversaw all dealer education, consumer publications, videos and workshops.

Susan’s garment designs and technical articles have appeared in machine knitting magazines and hand knit publications like Fashion Knitting, Knitters Magazine, Vogue Knitting and Family Circle Easy Knitting.

She has published two hand knit collections for Creative Publishing Int.: Twelve Sweaters One Way: Knitting Cuff to Cuff (2007) and Twelve Sweaters One Way: Knitting Saddle Style (2008). Susan Guagliumi lives in Connecticut with her artist/professor husband, Arthur. She is currently working on The Artful Gardener, a collection of craft projects for gardeners.

“This book is a must have for every machine knitters library! It is current and easy to read! This past fall (Oct ’09), I had the opportunity to take some classes from Susan and this book contains several of the techniques that were presented in the class.

I am a beginning machine knitter so some of the techniques are still beyond me but this is a great book for beginner through advanced machine knitters!

I use the book in conjunction with the video as a beginner but my mother-in-law uses just the book and also loves it (she has been machine knitting for about 18 years and does absolultely beautiful work!)

If you get a chance to take a class from Susan, please do! She is a great instructor and you will learn some really cool tricks and fabulous edges that are much nicer than the plain old boring ribbed edges. Thanks Susan!”


Knit Picks Starter Lace Knitting Kit – 3 Hanks Lace Yarn with Book and Needles (Teal Silk)hand knitting stitches

This kit has everything you need to make your first shawl. At the same time you will be mastering lace knitting in no time.

Included is a book featuring a mix-and-match style pattern, letting you easily choose your favorite shape and stitches to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind shawl, with the right needles and enough yarn to make 4 shapes and an endless combination of stitches and edgings.


The Knitting Stitch Handbook: Over 250 Traditional and Contemporary Stitches with Easy-to-Follow Charts

The Knitting Stitch Handbook is a comprehensive gallery of more than 250 stitches, ranging from the easiest purl stitch to the most complex intarsia pattern.

I wouldn’t recommend this book for total beginners, as it is a little difficult to follow.


More Hand Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knittershand manipulated stitches

More Hand Manipulated Stitches, the long-awaited sequel to Hand Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters, explores and explains every facet of bridging stitches on a knitting machine.

Through photographs and detailed, step-by-step directions, knitters will learn to control individual needles (or groups of needles) in a single row which allows: changing stitch size midrow, knitting extra rows on specific needles, or making incredible use of the free yarn to add special details and textures.

Bridging offers the means to take full advantage of any knitting machine’s capabilities. The book is equally divided between clear, concise technical explanations and practical patterns for projects that include sweaters, scarves, hats, and purses.


(3 BOOK BUNDLE) “Beginners Handbook of Knitting Stitches” and ” How to Knit Scarves” and “How to Knit Socks”: Learn How to Knit Quick and Easy

Book 1: “Knitting Scarves The Easy Way”

With this book you will learn:

  1. Scarf knitting basics such as sizing and how to determine your gauge
  2. How to choose the correct yarns and needles for knitting your socks
  3. Scarf Cast-on techniques
  4. How to complete the Knit Stitch
  5. How to complete the Purl Stitch
  6. How to complete the Stockinette Stitch
  7. How to complete the Ribbed Stitch
  8. Binding off your scarf
  9. How to block your scarf

This book also includes 4 scarf patterns for you to work on (Ribbed Scarf, Triple Loop Scarf, Basketweave Scarf and Open Rib Scarf).

Book 2: “Beginners Handbook of Knitting Stitches”

Learn How To Knit 45 Fun Knitting Stitches

With this book you will learn:

  1. Basic hand knitting stitches and patterns like the Purl Stitch
  2. Knit stitches, such as Diamond Brocade and Seeded Triangles
  3. Rib Stitches like the Mock Cable Rib and Fishbone Rib
  4. Lace Stitches, such as the Fishtail and Cubic Lace
  5. Cable Stitches like the Woven Cable and Waving Cables

Book 3: “Beginners Guide To Knitting Socks”

Learn How To Knit Socks Fast and Easy

With this book you will learn:

  1. Sock knitting basics such as sizing and knitting test swatches
  2. How to choose the correct yarns and needles for knitting your socks
  3. Sock Cast-on techniques, such as, long tail cast on, Eastern/ Turkish cast on
  4. How to knit socks from the top down
  5. How to knit sock from the toe up
  6. How to avoid the dreaded sock knitting gusset hole.
  7. How to knit two socks at once using circular needles

This book also includes 1 basic sock pattern and 1 ribbed sock pattern for you to work on.

BONUS: As an added bonus these books include a knitting glossary at the end, for you to use to help understand knitting jargon!

Whichever book or kit you choose, here is to improving your library of hand knitting stitches.


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