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Published on January 19th, 2018 | by Mara

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Bet You Can’t Get All 10 of These Correct!

How much do you know about the craft of knitting? Can you answer all our questions? Find out if you really are a knitting pro with our quiz!

Quiz Time!

What is the second basic knitting stitch besides knit stitch?

1. Cable.

2. Purl.

3. Double.

4. Perl.

Mohair yarn comes from…

1. Cows.

2. Sheeps.

3. Rabbits.

4. Goats.

What does DPN stand for?

1. Decent Purl Needles.

2. Double Pointed Needles.

3. Deep Pond Newt.

4. Double Purl Number.

Crocheting uses more yarn than knitting.

1. True.

2. False.

Which one of those is NOT a knitting stitch?

1. Pickle stitch.

2. Moss stitch.

3. Mattress stitch.

4. Garter stitch.

There’s a difference between bulky and chunky yarn.

1. True.

2. False.

When you knit one row and purl the next it’s called

1. Garter stitch.

2. Moss stitch.

3. Stocking stitch.

4. Cable stitch.

Knitting needles used to be made out of bones.

1. True.

2. False.

Why would you block your knitting?

1. So the colors stay fresh.

2. So you can use more than one color.

3. So it smells nicer.

4. So it keeps the shape you want.

You can knit with any fabric.

1. Yes, you can!

2. No, only with acrylic.

3. No, only with cotton.

4. No, you can’t crochet with wool.

All 10 questions completed!


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1-3 Points: Well, there’s always room for improvement! But don’t worry – read all about knitting on our blog or site and try again!

4-6 Points: Good job! Needles and yarn are nothing new for you – you have a solid knowledge of knitting, but why stop there?

7-9 Points: You’re almost there! Get your yarn and needles out and knit to celebrate your unbelievable knowledge of the craft! Maybe one of those patterns?

10 Points: You’re a knitting pro! We’re seriously impressed – you know all there is to know, but that’s really no reason to stop now is it? Check out our knitting patterns or treat yourself to some yarn!

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Last updated: February 21st, 2018.

85 Responses to Bet You Can’t Get All 10 of These Correct!

  1. Stella Ackroyd says:

    I’m sure that your answer to number 5 isn’t right – surely Mattress stitch is a sewn stitch whilst Popcorn, Moss and Garter are all knitted!

    • Lori says:

      I agree… I am currently knitting a little cardi that has the popcorn stitch in the pattern!

    • Lori says:

      Loveknitting just released/highlighted a “popcorn stitch” tutorial!!!!

    • Heike W says:

      I agree.

    • Linda says:

      I too agree, and surely it depends on which crochet stitch you are using as to whether or not it takes more yarn.

      • Margo says:

        Absolutely correct, Linda. For a piece of fabric of a set size in knitting or crochet, it would be totally dependent on the stitch.

    • Anne says:

      Stella, you’re correct! Especially since “LoveKnitting” just released a tutorial on how to knit popcorn stitch today. LoveKnitting, please revisit this quiz, and allow me to be right–Popcorn Stitch IS a knitting stitch, and “Mattress Stitch” is a sewing stitch!

    • Vera Rasmussen says:

      I agree 😊

    • Clara says:

      It says “pickle” not popcorn. The popcorn stitch is a pretty cool stitch. And mattress while technically a sewing term it is the go to stitch for joining knit pieces.

      • MariLaura Skjelvik says:

        It is not a stitch it is a sewing technique to join fabrics, not just knitting it is done with a sewing needle. It is NOT a knitting stitch.

    • Julie says:

      But it doesn’t say popcorn!

      • Yvonne says:

        The first time I took this quiz it did say “popcorn”. It’s been changed to “pickle” since then. LoveKnitting must’ve had too many people pointing out that they’d just put out a popcorn stitch tutorial! And that mattress stitch is for seaming and isn’t a stitch pattern. So we’re not crazy, popcorn stitch was an option at first. 😉

    • Paula Johnson says:

      I agree and chunky and bulky are not the same. Chunky is a #5 and bulky is a #6 on the Yarn council numbering system.

    • Lisa says:

      I definitely concur that a mattress stitch is used in joining and can be used for crochet and knitting. It is not a knit stitch.
      Also, knit stitches can take more or less than crochet stitches.
      There is a size difference in bulky and chucky yarn, if they were weavers or spinners they would understand that. I have been knitting the popcorn stitch for over 40 years. It is nothing new.

      • Anna says:

        Right on! The same questions made me scratch my head 🙂 even almost googed the pickle stitch LOL!

    • Chris says:

      Yes mattress stitch is for sewing up

    • Lynne Evans says:

      I also agree that mattress stitch is a sewing up stitch not a knit stitch.

    • tmana says:

      I got “pickle” stitch as an option, but agree that “mattress” stitch is a sewn stitch. I figured pickle stitch was just a pattern with which I was unfamiliar!

  2. Anji says:

    Not sure why but when I just took this quiz it didn’t give me my score or say what the answers were.

    • Margo says:

      Scroll back over the quiz questions. Correct answers are shown in a green box, incorrect ones in a red box.
      But beware, as many people are saying Love Knitting got some wrong anwers themselves!

  3. Alida says:

    MATTRESS stitch is NOT a knitting stitch! It is a sewing stitch. POPCORN stitch is a knitting stitch.

  4. Trudie says:

    I agree mattress stitch is used for sewing, NOT knitting

  5. Lisa says:

    Mattress stitch is a sewing stitch! All of us that scored 9 are cross hahaha x

    • Anna says:

      LOL! Mattress stitch is still there. They need to change that question into a choice of seed, popcorn, rice and pickle – that would be fun to choose from 🙂

  6. Carol Derrick says:

    Just learned I’ve only scored 7 ???? Can some-one tell me where I went wrong please…. what’s the point of the quiz otherwise. And popcorn IS a stitch… there was a tutorial on it last week

  7. Sally says:

    Agree with all the above. Perhaps the confusion is that sometimes mattress stitch is used to sew knitted toys together.

  8. Lyn Winterford says:

    Mattress stitch is used to sew garment together!

  9. Jessie says:

    I agree with everyone who says that popcorn is a knitting stitch-has “love knitting” made any comment on this?

  10. Alison Neave says:

    I agree. I was surprised to be marked wrong on that one.

  11. Sunny says:

    Wow! I could have sworn that mattress stitch was a sewing stitch and popcorn stitch a knitting stitch. Perhaps popcorn stitch is considered a pattern rather than a “stitch”. Well, now I know.

  12. Heather Lyons says:

    Hmmm…I only got one wrong and it was the popcorn stitch question too. I agree with everyone else. Mattress is more of a seaming method. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a mattress stitch in a dictionary somewhere. But, per Loveknitting and their recent tutorial, there is a popcorn stitch. So I’m giving myself a 10/10. ☺️

    • Sue says:

      I have just looked up mattress stitch it’s a finishing technique for vertical seaming so we are all right on that one

  13. Trixie says:

    I also agree. Mattress stitch is a method of stitching two fabrics together making a flat seam. The stitch can be used to join woven fabrics or knitted fabric.

  14. Barbara Adams says:

    Come on quiz people! Are you not reading our responses!
    Anyone can see that you are incorrect – POPCORN IS A KNITTING STITCH – MATTRESS STITCH IS A SEWING STITCH!
    Shees!!!

  15. Roberta says:

    The mattress stitch is a sewing stitch used to join two edges together. The popcorn stitch can be either knitted or crocheted. I’ve been doing needlework of various types for over 50 years, I think that makes me an expert, no matter how this quiz is scored.

  16. Liz G says:

    I’m trying to do Aran knitting. I could probably figure out how to do this pattern from the picture but following the directions is driving me out of my tree! Is there anyone who can give me some instruction in following the instructions, which are written in the British tradition?

  17. From Granny to You says:

    I got 7/10, but can’t improve because I don’t know what i got wrong, or what the correct answers are….

  18. Barb says:

    Don’t know what I got wrong either. Don’t remember popcorn stitch being one of the choices…it was pickle.

  19. Terry Chuchman says:

    My choice was pickle stitch not popcorn stitch. Wish I could see what other question I got wrong

  20. Margo says:

    To see your correct/incorrect answers scroll back over the quiz questions. Correct answers are in a green fill box, incorrect answers are in a red fill box.
    But as many people are saying, Love Knitting got some answers wrong themselves!

  21. Deborah says:

    The option on mine was pickle stitch which is an embroidery stitch. BUT mattress stitch is NOT an actual stitch – it is used for sewing so I don’t really consider that a knitting stitch since it can be used for sewing seams in any needled (?) garment.

  22. Helen says:

    Well there’s no difference between bulky and chunky from my point of view since I never use anything bulkier than 8ply (DK), and yes mattress stitch is a sewing up, not a knitting stitch.

  23. Carol says:

    I saw ‘pickle stitch’ not ‘popcorn stitch’.

  24. The Quine 29 says:

    We in the UK have different terms to the US and the Quiz to my mind is designed for the US Knitter/ I have never heard of pickle stitch. Popcorn stitch seems a much mor descriptive name for it. I also agree that Blanket Stitch is a Sewing Term as it is used to stitch round the edge of blankets creating a flat surface, stopping fraying and wearing the edge away.

  25. Mel says:

    I’m kind of disappointed that love knitting can’t actually make an accurate knitting quiz, mattress stitch is NOT a knitting stitch, it’s for sewing and used in other applications not just in knitting!

  26. Michelle says:

    The reason you haven’t heard of a pickle stitch is because there isn’t one. Some patterns say sew seams together using the mattress stitch. You don’t use your needles, but it is a knitting term.

  27. Lyndia says:

    How do you knit a mattress stitch?

  28. Elaine says:

    Q2 – The plural of sheep I sheep

  29. Elaine says:

    Ooops should have read is sheep

  30. Julie says:

    Chunky is # 5 yarn and Bulky is # 6 yarn.

  31. Lynn Owen says:

    I got the last two marked wrong but gave the correct answers! You block to keep the shape & you can knit with any yarn so how come I only scored 8?

  32. Frances says:

    should be note like this

  33. Carole Weinstein says:

    I have a lot to learn!

  34. Christel Vanhulle says:

    I’m not sure, but I think matress stitch is cosidered a stitch, because it duplicates the knit stitch when seaming the knitted pieces together.

  35. T says:

    It said pickle stitch, not popcorn. Mattress stitch is used to join two edges together, with yarn not with needle and thread. I am not a crocheter but certainly it depends on the stitch you are using to evaluate if it takes more yarn to crochet than knit. Common sense.

  36. Liz hart says:

    That was easy peasy

  37. Carol says:

    I also saw ‘pickle stitch’ not ‘popcorn stitch’.

  38. Denise says:

    9/10 which I assumed was the pickle stitch vs mattress stitch question. Since no indication of which question was incorrect, I took quiz again, changing two answers I thought were correct as well as choosing mattress stitch vs pickle stitch. Result: 8/10; i.e. 10/10. Don’t play around with us knitters!

  39. Lené Rousseau says:

    I enjoyed the quiz, thank you! Not to be taken too seriously, though. I got 8/10 and I think it is excellent! Wink-wink… Lovely to have a mutual interest with thousands of people all over the world. Would love to know if young people under 30 years of age still knit or crochet.

  40. Germaine Benson Leichtenberg says:

    There IS a difference between chunky and bulky. One is a 5 and one is a 6 according to the CYCA.

  41. jean moulden says:

    Would be nice to know how many I got correct

  42. Lorel Life says:

    Actually popcorn stitch has been around for years. In both knitting and crochet. I had a choice of pickle not popcorn.

  43. Catherine says:

    This was fun! Forgive me for mentioning… the plural of sheep is sheep, not sheepS.

  44. Sue says:

    I’ve never heard of pickle stitch & had no popcorn stitch as a choice in answers. Good quiz though I enjoyed it. More please .

  45. From Granny to You says:

    This time it was 6 correct… one less than last time. ??

  46. Marla says:

    I agree that mattress stitch is a sewn stitch rather than a knitted one. Not to sure about the pickle stitch.

    I also think the knitting stitch compared to the crochet stitch should be better explained. Although a knitted and single crochet may similar, if you are comparing a knitted stitch and a double the scales will be diffrent.

  47. Ann says:

    The mattress is a sewing stitch not a knitting stitch. Even though my quiz did say pickle stitch, I thought that could be one since the mattress stitch is a sewing stitch, not a knitting stitch.

  48. Fiona Watson says:

    Deffo weird answers for two of the questions. So I will concur with the majority of commentators and state that I got 10/10! All will be fine as long as Love Knitting doesn’t go on to set the questions for Mastermind.

  49. tmana says:

    Sorry, there IS a difference between bulky and chunky yarn. According to the Craft Yarns Council standards, “bulky” yarn is CYC weight 5, “super bulky” is CYC weight 6, and “chunky” is CYC weight 7. Going back down the scale, worsted/medium is weight 4, DK is weight 3, sport can be weight 2 or 3, sock weight is usually 1 or 2, and lace weight is 0.

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