10 Stitches to Master to Become an Advanced Knitter

March 08, 2023 2 min read 0 Comments

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As a new knitter, you started with basic stitches like the knit and purl stitch. But now that you've gotten the hang of things, you may be ready to move on to advanced stitches. Here are 10 stitches to master to become an advanced knitter. With these under your belt, you can tackle any knitting project! 

Basketweave Stitch

If you love the look of woven basket-like fabric, you will want to learn the basketweave stitch. This stitch requires alternating squares that are composed of knit and purl stitches.

Tiles Stitch

Similar to the basketweave stitch, the tiles stitch also alternates knit and purl squares, but with this stitch, the squares are not adjacent to each other. The end result is a tiled, textured fabric.

Seed Stitch

Commonly used for baby blankets, the seed stitch alternates single knit and purl stitches, creating a textured fabric. Advanced knitters love this stitch because the result is a project that lies flat on its own.

Herringbone Stitch

A classic knitting stitch, the herringbone stitch results in a garment that looks woven. The stitch involves dropping stitches and then following the pattern for when to knit together with other stitches.

Lace Stitch

Commit to learning the lace stitch if you want to knit an elegant, lacey fabric. The drapey fabric is created with yarn overs and slipped stitches. Lace stitch is the perfect technique for shawls and cover-ups.

Bamboo Stitch

Although it appears to be a complex stitch, the bamboo stitch is an advanced stitch but not out of reach for beginners. The stitch is characterized by vertical and horizontal lines that result in a lovely woven appearance.

Diagonal Basketweave

Similar to the standard basketweave stitch, the diagonal basketweave is created on a diagonal. With this stitch, it is essential to follow the pattern to know when to start the purl and knit stitches. 

Reverse Stockinette

Essentially, creating the reverse stockinette stitch is not much more than using the wrong side of the garter stitch as the right side. If you enjoy knitting sweaters, this stitch will allow you to create different textures.


If you are looking for a challenge and to add some brilliant pops of color to your project, look no further than intarsia knitting. Intarsia knitting allows you to create and control your color patterns in a very specific way by using multiple lengths of yarn.


Entrelac is an advanced knitting technique that results in a gorgeous woven textured fabric. You must work in short rows and on a diagonal to knit entrelac. Using multiple colors with this knit stitch results in an exceptional finished product.

It can be easy to settle in to the standard, basic knitting stitches, but in order to level up your knitting, you must leave your comfort zone. Try one or more of these advanced stitches to work your way up to advanced knitter status.

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