Knitting is a historic and indispensable art that requires artistic vision, creativity, precision and skill. While the majority of knitted products tend to be blankets, textiles, items of clothing, and tapestries, knitting allows a person to express a great deal of artistry. A broad range of knitting needles, threads and yarns permit knitters to craft attractive, complex, wearable pieces of art with varied texture, weight, integrity and colour. The use of needles with variable thickness and sharpness as well as numerous yarn varieties provide additional effects.
A variety of point-like ornaments can be added to knitted products to enhance their appearance or make the fabrics better to wear; examples involve several sorts of sequins, beads and bobbles. Long loops can be secured and drawn out, resulting in a ‘shaggy’ texture, referred to as loop knitting. Extra patterns may be created on the surface of the fabric with the use of embroidery. When embroidery is similar to knitting, it is frequently referred to as Swiss darning. Varied garment closures like buttons and frogs may be added. Buttonholes are usually knitted into a garment, instead of being cut.
Moreover, ornamental pieces can be knitted separately and added using appliqué. For instance, flower petals and leaves of various colours may be individually knitted and applied. Tubes individually knitted may be applied on a knitted fabric to create intricate Celtic knots and some patterns that cannot be knitted easily. Yarns can be crafted to form knitted fabrics that offer warmth, just like in weaving and tufting.