Each of these techniques creates interesting texture, pattern, or shaping. Use these guides and tutorials when you're having trouble with a WIP or get the info you need to create your own knitting patterns using these motifs.


Stacked Stitches

Stacked Stitches create extreme waves in a row and are most often used for colorwork. Seen in the Fox Paws wrap (pictured above),


Faux Crochet

It's all knit, but these stitches look like some popular crochet motifs. Based on an i-cord, this technique can be used for entire projects, or simply to add a decorative border.


3d knitting

It's all short rows, just a lot of them. Use this method to create works with an egg crate texture of many sizes and colors.



Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for her Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production. She has since made a career out of knitting, publishing new patterns monthly and teaching workshops across the country. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, and Knitty, but continues to self publish most of her work. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on her blog





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