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Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters

Thanks for taking Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters. I hope you found something that will keep you entertained, but not frustrated.

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My two crochet borders books are great resources to find edgings to put around that baby blanket you just finished in a flash! Each of the borders in the books is engineered to go around 90-degree corners, and includes both text and charted instructions.

Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman
Around the Corner Crochet Borders
Every Which Way Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman
Every Which Way Crochet Borders

There are many stitch dictionaries on the market, but the classics are the Barbara G. Walker “Treasuries”. You can’t go wrong with these gems, although you won’t find charts in many of them. When you are looking for fast and easy stitch patterns, remember those characteristics we talked about in class: short stitch and row repeats, minimal counting required, elongated stitches, easy to “read” the pattern, etc.

Here’s a wide-ranging list of knitting stitch dictionaries:

Want even more choices? Check out, which is a really awesome and ever-growing online stitch dictionary. You can even browse by stitch repeat!

Here are photos of many of the stitch patterns in your handout:


Check your handout for the following correction. (It may have been fixed on your version of the handout.)
Mistake-Stitch Rib (mult. of 4 + 3)

All rows: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2. p1.

It should not say “Rows 7-12…Repeat Rows 1-12 for pattern.”