View Full Version : Which stitch?

07-25-2012, 02:20 AM
I am a novice knitter and want to design and make an afghan for my daughter. It will be made entirely of individual blocks joined together or a very large center panel bordered with individual blocks. The blocks (and center panel if I use one) will be a solid black background with a large turtle in the center. I'd like the design to look nice on both sides. I was thinking about using stockinette stitch but was wondering if garter or some other stitch would give me a "reversible" afghan. Also, any tips on how to change colors in the middle of the row would be greatly appreciated!

KJ :knitting:

07-25-2012, 05:22 AM
Garter stitch would look the same on both sides but stockinette st also looks nice though different on each side. (You'll need a border on the stockinette st to keep it from curling.) You could consider making the central block in double knitting (http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/double-knitting) which would be completely reversible and could be embedded in a garter st afghan. The double thickness would work well with the thickness of garter st.
When you change colors mid-row, you need to twist or overlap the yarns to prevent holes and to join the sections of color together. This video (http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/intarsia-color-knitting) shows intarsia which is one way of doing this.

07-25-2012, 08:32 AM
Thanks so much! I'll play around and see what works best.