Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Knitting Stitch Definition

The definition of a stitch, from The Science of Knitting (Wiley, 1914) by Ernest Tompkins:

A stitch is really the combination of loops from adjoining threads forming a fixed part of the fabric, and the duplication of which forms the whole fabric.

But a stitch is frequently considered to be the length of yarn from any point to an adjoining corresponding point, e.g. from the middle of a sinker loop [running thread, in hand-knitting] to the middle of the next sinker loop.

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