Tartan knitting

Learn how to create a beautiful knitted pattern

Facts & handy tips

Follow the step by step instructions to learn how to created a tartan pattern. The tartan effect is added after you have finished knitting your piece of fabric.

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Step By Step

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Work with the 'purl' side of the fabric facing you.

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Cut a length of yarn which is longer than the line that you are making.

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Starting at the bottom, fasten the yarn at the back of the fabric.

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Insert the needle through the fabric and pull the yarn through.

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Insert the needle under the first horizontal bar.

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Pull the yarn through.

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Insert the needle under the second horizontal bar and pull the yarn through (skipping the first bar).

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Repeat step 7 until you have completed the whole line.

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To speed things up, insert the needle under several bars at a time.

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Repeat this for every stripe needed, according to your pattern.

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