The Beauty of Long Stitches

The Beauty of Long Stitches

3-6 class hours

The size of our stitches in width and height is determined largely by the size of the needles we use. But there are some neat tricks we can use to make stitches bigger, to elongate them either across an entire row or in isolation on a stitch-by-stitch basis, and show off the color and texture of the yarn itself. In this class we’ll look at several ways of making stitches longer and discuss when you might choose one technique over another. Then we’ll look at how these long beautiful stitches can be slipped, twisted, crossed, wrapped and threaded to create fabulous fabric.


  • 100 #4 (worsted) weight yarn; 20-50 yds in a second color
  • US 7 and 13 knitting needles
  • basic knitting supplies (tapestry needle, markers, scissors, etc).


Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; simple incs/decs, follow written instructions and simple charts.


With smaller needle and main color, cast on 26 sts. Knit 4 rows; set aside.

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