When you put it simply, Rayon Fabric knitting is the art of making fabric using 2 pointed sticks and a piece of string! Well, maybe that is simplifying things a little too much.
But the truth is, only 2 stitches are needed to make knitted fabric. It's what we do with these 2 stitches that create texture and pattern in knitted items.
Most people start to knit using the "plain" or "garter" stitch. This stitch when used alone, makes a ridged fabric, with the stitches looking a little like a row of arches.
The other stitch used to make a smoother fabric is the "purl" stitch. One row is knit using garter stitch and the next is knitted using purl stitch.
Repeating these 2 rows makes a fabric that looks like rows of "v"s on one side (sometimes referred to as the right side) and rows of arches on the other (sometimes referred to as the wrong side).
It is almost impossible to describe in words how to work these stitches, but there are thousands of helpful videos on the Internet at sites such as YouTube. Just search for" how to knit videos" to see what is available.
Once you are comfortable with the basic stitches, it's time to see how to use them to make a more interesting fabric.
Three popular types of knitting are Fairisle, Aran and Lace. Let's have a look at what is involved in these knitting styles.
Fairisle combines different coloured Suede Fabric yarns to create a pattern. The main fabric is knitted using 1 colour and the patterned areas are knitted with additional colours.