Today, you’ll learn to knit the Pearled stitch, a very simple knitting pattern, that features many advantages, which makes it ideal for beginners, such as:
It’s reversible: Choose the side of your preference, they aren’t identical, but both are lovely (like the Edelweiss stitch).
It doesn’t curl: It has a rich texture to it, so it lays flat; it’s perfect for knitting scarves, infinite cowls, hats, blankets, sweaters, cardigans…you name it!
It’s unisex: The Pearled stitch works for both women’s and men’s knitted garments, and furthermore, it’s so cute that it’ll make your baby accessories and clothing look charming.
This is a four-repeat knit-purl pattern, so if you’re just starting to knit, I’m sure you can do it 😉
Ok, grab your needles, and let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
The first and the last stitch are selvedge stitches, and they will be knitted on each row.
How to knit the Pearled stitch
CO multiples of 4 + 3 + 2 (selvedge stitches); i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 + 3 = 15 + 2 = 17 stitches.
1º row (RS): K1, *P3, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 4 st, P3, K1
2º row: K1, *K3, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 4 st, K3, K1
3º row: K1, *P1, K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 4 st, P1, K1, P1, K1
4º row: K1, K1, *P1, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, P1, K1, K1.
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO purlwise after a row 4.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
Thank you for watching!
Hugs and happy knitting 😉
Carolina – So Woolly