The Edelweiss stitch is one of the easiest and most beautiful of the dense knitting stitch patterns that I know. Even cuter than the Easy stitch pattern for Baby clothing we learned a while ago 😉
It’s a reversible stitch (both sides are adorable), and it doesn’t curl. A perfect choice for knitting blankets, scarves, cowls, jumpers, baby clothing…you name it.
Its texture resembles the rare alpine flower called Edelweiss found high up in the Swiss alps…
Four rows create the pattern, and there is just one step to memorize…so let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
p2tog: Purl two stitches together
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
BO: Bind off
Edelweiss knitting stitch pattern
CO multiples of 2 + 1 st; i.e. 2 * 8 = 16 + 1 = 17 st.
1º and 3º rows (RS): K across
2º row: K1, *p2tog, don’t drop it
4º row: *p2tog, don’t drop it off the left needle, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.
These four rows create the pattern. Keep knitting until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO knitwise after a 4º row.
This is the wrong side of the work:
Hugs and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly