Looking for a modern stitch that does not curl and is easy to knit? I've got you covered! Using only a 4 row simple repetition, this beautiful stitch creates a nice solid texture, ideal for scarfs and blankets. Although it is not fully reversible, the wrong side of the fabric looks amazing as well. Let's watch the video tutorial now!
Step by Step Guide —
Cast on an odd number of stitches. For example, the swatch I did had 20 + 1 = 21 stitches.
1º and 3º rows: Knit all stitches
2º row: *Purl 2 stitches together, and without dropping them off the needle, knit one stitch*. Repeat from * to *, knit the last stitch.
4º row: Knit 1, *purl 2 stitches together, and without dropping them off the needle, knit one stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row.
These four rows create the pattern. For a better-looking finish, bind off knitwise after the 4th row.
Two-sided Stitch —
Even though the stitch is not fully reversible, it is two sided. The pattern looks gorgeous on the back too, as the picture below shows.
Why I love this? It makes it easy to recognize when you are on the right or wrong side of the fabric. More so, distinguishing between when you are about to start the second or fourth row is simple if you try to find the '♡' looking stitch in the row below. Let me explain this a little better 😁. If you are on the purl side and see a heart-shaped stitch right underneath, it means you are about to start a fourth row of the pattern. Otherwise, there will be a stitch and then the heart, meaning that the second row of the pattern comes next. I hope this makes sense to you! I have drawn pretty hearts to explain myself better ☺️👇
I hope I have inspired to create gorgeous, meaningful projects together! Share with me on social media using #creatingmadesimple. ❤️