Ahhh, these last few weeks have been so busy. Preparing for a baby is not easy! Since my little girl is due this month, I thought it would be a good time to film some tutorials for various stitches. They’re quick and easy and it’s a great way to add to your stitch library (and it gives me time to get my bearings around parenthood).
Today we’ll be reviewing the Tunisian knit stitch. I love this stitch because it looks exactly like a stockinette stitch in knitting, but it’s so much faster. As I have said in the past, I started out knitting and quickly moved to crochet.
No matter how much I practice knitting I can never get my speed to a point where I enjoy knitting. There needs to be light at the end of the tunnel for any project I’m working on so my slow pace in knitting just won’t do. That’s why I love Tunisian crochet! You get similar results in about half the time.
The first thing you’ll need to do is make your foundation row. If you don’t know how to make a foundation row, check out my Tunisian Crochet Basics post to learn how. Once you have your foundation row, we can move on!
The Tunisian knit stitch is very similar to the Tunisian simple stitch. For the knit stitch, you put your hook diagonally through the stitch and come out the back side of your work, then pull a loop through.
Repeat that technique for every stitch in the row.
When we do our return pass, we use the same technique as the Tunisian simple stitch. You yarn over and pull through one loop for your first stitch, then you yarn over and pull through two loops for every remaining stitch in the row.
After several rows you should get something that is almost identical to a stockinette stitch in knitting. The only difference is the Tunisian knit stitch will be much thicker than a stockinette stitch. It uses about 50% more yarn to do the Tunisian knit stitch than a stockinette stitch.