How to knit the Edelweiss stitch in the round
Knitting stitch patterns

How to knit the famous Edelweiss stitch in the round – So Woolly

The Edelweiss knitting pattern is one of my most-watched YouTube videos since it is an adorable stitch. 

Knitted flat (back and forth), it has a cute texture to it, it’s easy to knit, ideal for knitting a wide range of garments (even baby clothing).  

And subsequently, there were many requests to teach how to knit it in the round.

How to knit the Edelweiss stitch in the round (free pattern and video tutorial). So Woolly.

So I decided to convert the Edelweiss flat pattern to circular pattern…

Honestly, it wasn’t an easy mission, (because it’s a diagonal pattern and there is a little trick to make it work), but after several attempts, I made it and I’m very happy with the result! 

Let’s get started!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl

p2tog: Purl two stitches together

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

Sl1pw: Slip one stitch purlwise

Sl1: Slip one stitch

M: Marker

BO: Bind off

Edelweiss stitch in the round

CO multiples of 4 st; i.e. 4 * 4 = 16 st.

1º and 3º rows: K across

2º row: K1, *p2tog, don’t drop it off, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * to last st.

Sl1pw, remove M, put the st back onto the left-hand needle, p2tog, don’t drop it off, k2tog, put 1 st back onto the left-hand needle, place M, Sl1pw back to the left-hand needle.

This st is already knitted and it will be the first st of the third row.

4º row: *p2tog, don’t drop it off the left needle, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.

These four rows create the pattern. Keep knitting until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO knitwise after a 4º row.

This swatch was knitted using the same wool yarn and needles that I chose for knitting the Unisex Scarf in the Reversible Rope stitch:

Edelweiss stitch pattern knitted with circular needles. So Woolly.

Enjoy the tutorial:

Edelweiss stitch in the round

Good luck, practice makes perfect and don’t forget to share your work on Instagram, and mention me: @sowoolly, so we can all see it!

Hugs and happy knitting,


Carolina – So Woolly

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