Today, you’ll learn to knit the Dot stitch. A cute four-row repeat pattern, that doesn’t curl. It’s ideal for beginners, since the only techniques involved are knit and purl (no increases/decreases needed). Yaaay!
The Dot stitch knitting pattern is similar yet simpler than the Sand stitch we learned sometime ago. It has a delicate texture to it, and it’s perfect for knitting baby clothes and accessories, blankets, and women’s sweaters or cardigans.
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
The odd rows form the right side of the pattern.
How to knit the Dot stitch
CO multiples of 4 plus 3; i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 + 3 = 15 stitches.
1º row (RS): K1, *P1, K3*. Repeat from * to *, until last 2 st, P1, K1
2º and 4º rows: P across
3º row: *K3, P1*. Repeat from * to *, until last 3 st, K3.
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO purlwise after a row 1 or 3.
The Dot stitch isn’t a reversible pattern, but it has a interesting texture to it on the wrong side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
How to knit the Dot stitch in the round
CO multiples of 4; i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 stitches.
1º round: *P1, K3*. Repeat from * to *.
2º and 4º rounds: K across
3º round: *K3, P1*. Repeat from * to *.
Thank you for watching 🙂 Hugs and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly