Tunisian knitting, also known as Afghan knitting or Tunisian crochet, is a type of crochet that uses a long crochet hook to create a fabric that looks like a combination of knitting and crochet. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to knit Tunisian:
- Choose your materials: You will need a Tunisian crochet hook, which is longer than a regular crochet hook, and some yarn.
- Create a foundation row: To begin, make a chain of stitches, then work a row of Tunisian simple stitches (TSS) into the back loops of the chain. To make a TSS, insert your hook from right to left into the back loop of the chain, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Repeat this across the entire row.
- Forward pass: To begin the next row, yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook, then yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat this across the entire row, ending with one loop on the hook.
- Return pass: To work the return pass, yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook, then yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook until only one loop remains on the hook.
- Repeat: Continue working the forward pass and return pass until your project is the desired length.
- Bind off: When you're ready to finish your project, work a row of slip stitches across the entire row, then fasten off your yarn.