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.
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
p2tog: Purl two stitches together
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
Sl1pw: Slip one stitch purlwise
Sl1: Slip one stitch
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:
Enjoy the tutorial:
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