Reading Your Knitting

Reading your knitting is the ability to identify the stitches you’ve completed. This is an important skill, and can save you time and frustration once you’ve mastered it.

This series of blog posts by Felicia at The Craft Sessions is an excellent introduction on how to read your knitting.

One of the best ways to improve your ability to read your knitting is to inspect your work. Take time to look at your stitches as you knit them and look at each row when you finish it. The more you do this, the better you will become at reading your knitting.

It is also helpful to carefully watch the yarn as you un-knit or pull out stitches after making a mistake. This will help you understand how the yarn travels through your piece and improve your ability to read your knitting.

Don’t pressure yourself. Learning to read your knitting is something that can only happen with practice. All knit pieces contain stitches in rows and columns. The more you knit and pay attention to these structural elements, the better you will become.

Many of the projects in the Knit Along Club include lessons on how to read your knitting tailored for that specific project. Knitting these projects is a fantastic way to improve all your knitting skills. With our lessons, you will learn to read your knitting and knit faster with fewer mistakes. Visit to learn more.

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