Would like to be introduced to new stitches

hey, im new and am wondering if you could send in some special stitches that are lovly but simple to do

The easiest stitches are probably garter, seed stitch, stockinette…

Are you a new knitter? What are you wanting to make?

There are lots of different stitch patterns at www.knittingonthenet.com, www.knittingpatterncentral.com and www.knittingfool.com

im new so those sites sound perfect but…i cannot decifer the abreviations that are used. for me its giberish

Yeah, they can be confusing at first. Basically anything that starts with k, refers to knit stitches. And p with purl stitches. Patterns develop based on the way you combine the knit & purl stitches together.

Probably the easier beginner pattern are garter stitch. Where you knit all the stitches on every row. Stockinette, where you knit all the stitches on one row, then flip the work & purl all the stitches on the next row, repeat this 2 row pattern.

Maybe a scarf with a border of garter stitch. Then the bulk of the scarf in stockinette. And finish with more garter stitch would be a good start.

Explanations of pattern terms can be found by clicking the Glossary tab at the top of the page. Many of them have videos to show you how to do them.

It sounds like you’re very new to this, so maybe you need to just practice on a piece for a while. Cast on 20 stitches and knit all the rows for a few inches, then alternate a knit row with a purl row for a few inches. Then make 2 knit sts and 2 purl sts on the same row for a few inches. These are shown on the Tips page under Basic Stitches.

At the top of the page is a glossary that tells you what many of the abbreviations mean.

Im not super new to this I just stuck with knitting scarfs and small pieces and garter stitching no purling but now i pretty much know everything I need to know.:knitting: