Chain stitch

This stitch can be used as a decorative edging or seam. Bring the needle through to the front of the knitting, then take it to the back again at the same point where you brought it to the front, creating a loop of yarn. Bring the needle to the front a short distance farther along and through the centre of the loop. Tighten and repeat.

2 Insert the needle through both knitted pieces from front to back 1 stitch along from where you started. * Take it across the back of the work for about 2 stitches, then bring the needle through to the front of the fabric again. Insert the needle into the work where it first went in and repeat from *, pulling the thread flat against the seam as you go. Take care not to pull too tightly. Secure the yarn at the other end of the seam with a couple of overlapping stitches, then sew in both ends.

THIS CHAPTER CONTAINS 30 PROJECTS THAT ARE QUICK AND EASY TO KNIT,

RANGING FROM HATS, SCARVES AND GLOVES TO BAGS, SOCKS AND SHAWLS. AT

THE BEGINNING OF EACH PROJECT YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF THE MATERIALS AND

NEEDLES YOU WILL NEED, PLUS THE TENSION AND ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THAT

PARTICULAR PATTERN. THERE ARE ALSO TIPS AND STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

FOR ANY NEW SKILLS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE EACH PROJECT.

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