Knotty Stitch Mini-Pattern

I just realized that I charted out this stitch a really long time ago and posted it on Craftster, but never here.

This is a great pattern you can use for just about anything. My grandmother taught me how to do something like it, she uses it for afghans. It makes them super soft and cozy, even if you use slightly stiff yarn.

My technique is a little different from hers, it's a modification I designed that I've found makes things a lot better-looking.



This is what a swatch looks like un-blocked. Once it's blocked, the edges look more even. If I'm using it for a washcloth, I leave it unblocked and single crochet around the edges.





Here is what it looks like with the stitches stretched out a little:




OK, now for the instructions!

Make sure you knit more loosely than normal. You need the stitches to be nice and big so you can make the knots!

Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 1 extra, plus 2 for your edge stitches.

Row One Do whatever you do for your edge stitch. I slip the first one in each row.
**Make one knot: K into the back of the next 3 stitches but don't slip them off the left needle. Yarn over once. Knit into the front of the 3 stitches and slip them off the needle.**
Repeat ** until you have 2 stitches on your left needle. K2.

Row 2 Do the edge stitch, then P all stitches.

Row 3 Edge stitch, K2, make knots(repeat **) until you have 3 stitches on left needle. K3.

Row 4 Do the edge stitch, then P all stitches.

Row 5 Edge stitch, K1, make knots until you have 1 stitch on left needle, K1.

Row 6 Do the edge stitch, then P all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you are done!

J Says:
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donnac368 said...

That should be a fun knit!

November 28, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Butterfly said...

Hey! I'll be posting a link to this tutorial and one of your pictures on my site. I hope it's okay for you. If not just say the word and I'll delete the post.

December 29, 2011 at 7:25 PM

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