Why is it called stocking stitch?
The word stockinette first shows up in written prose in the late 1700s as an alternation of the phrase stocking net. Net is an earlier word for knit, and stocking net was just that: a type of knitting that was very elastic and used for items that needed to stretch and retain their shape—like stockings.
Is stocking stitch knit a row purl a row?
Stocking stitch is where you knit one entire row, and then purl an entire row, and then repeat. The result is a wonderful even flat texture made up of those gorgeous stacked ‘v’ shaped stitches on the ‘right’ (or ‘front’) side of the fabric.
Does garter stitch use more yarn than stocking stitch?
Garter stitch [knit every row)] when knit across the same number of stitches with the same size needle on the same yarn is wider, less elastic, and more dense than stockinette stitch. Garter also uses more yarn than stockinette to knit up a fabric of the same length and width.
What happens if you only purl stitch?
A purl stitch looks just like the back of a knit stitch. If you purl every row, you get a bumpy texture, which is exactly like a knitted garter stitch. Slide the right needle down, and then bring the tip from front to back through the stitch, bringing the yarn with it.
Can you crochet a knitted pattern?
You may be able to re-write the pattern using some knit-to-crochet conversions, creating a similar finished product. Crochet stitches tend to be taller than knit stitches, so be prepared for your project to work up in fewer rows than described by the knit pattern.