Tunisian knitting, also known as Tunisian crochet, is a unique technique that combines elements of both knitting and crochet. Here are the steps to get started with Tunisian knitting:
- Choose your materials: You'll need a Tunisian crochet hook and yarn. Tunisian crochet hooks are longer than regular crochet hooks, with a stopper at the end to prevent stitches from falling off.
- Make a foundation chain: Create a foundation chain of the desired length for your project.
- Pick up stitches: Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Leave the loop on your hook.
- Continue picking up stitches: Repeat step 3 in each chain across the row, leaving all the loops on your hook.
- Return pass: Work the return pass by yarning over and pulling through one loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook repeat * to * across the row.
- Forward pass: Turn your work, and repeat steps 3-5 to create additional rows.
- Practice different stitch patterns: Tunisian knitting offers a variety of stitch patterns, including simple Tunisian stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, and Tunisian purl stitch. Experiment with different patterns to create unique textures and designs.
- Bind off: Once your project is complete, bind off by working a final row of stitches, then pulling the yarn through the last loop on your hook to secure it.