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How to Knit the Knot Stitch Pattern (for extra texture!)

In this tutorial, I’m sharing how to knit the Knot Stitch, a cute, floral pattern, easy and fun to do.

I think it’s also one of what I like to call 3D patterns, because the knots definitely stand out, no matter if you’re working with a fine yarn!

Moreover, the beauty of it, is that you can decide where to place the knots because the space between them can be easily adjusted 😉

Therefore, the Knot Stitch is a pretty versatile pattern; use it for a sweater, a hat, a cushion, or for example, make a blanket, a scarf, or a cowl.

However, if you choose to knit a piece that should lay flat, add a nice edge on each side (because they tend to curl or bend a bit). 

Without further ado, grab your needles and some yarn, and let’s knit together 🙂

This swatch was made out of 100% wool yarn (nº 5 or bulky weight)#ad

How to knit the Knot stitch (free written instructions and video tutorial). So Woolly.

Using one of my favorite double-pointed needles (8 mm) #ad

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The odd rows form the right side of the work.

The even rows are purl rows.


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side

K: Knit

P: Purl

MK: Make a knot (purl three stitches together, don’t take them off, knit the same three stitches together, don’t take them off, and purl them together again. Now you can drop them

k3tog: Knit three stitches together

WS: Wrong side

BO: Bind off

How to Knit the Knot Stitch Pattern

CO multiples of 6 + 5 + 2 (edge st); i.e.: 6 * 4 = 24 + = 5 + 29 = 31 st.

Rows 1 and 5 (RS): K across

Row 2 (and every even row): P across

Row 3: K1 (edge), K1, *MK, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 5 st, ending with MK, K1, K1 (edge)

Row 7: K1 (edge), K4, *MK, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with K1, K1 (edge)

Row 8: P across.

These eight rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO knitwise after row 8 (RS).

This is the other side of the work:

How to knit the Knot stitch pattern (wrong side of the work). So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to Knit the Knot Stitch (for extra texture!)

Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to share the love!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂

Carolina – So Woolly

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