Today, you’ll learn how to knit the Rose stitch (I’m not sure, but I think it’s one of the Shetland Lace patterns).
It’s a four-row repeat pattern, it has a lovely texture to it, and it’s easier than it looks 😉
I decided to knit a swatch using a blend of cotton yarn and polyester, light and smooth, just to show you how versatile the Rose stitch is… #ad
Actually, it will also work for A/W projects: Use Mohair, Cashmere, Alpaca, wool yarn, or its blends, and the result will be a cozy and warm garment.
Moreover, this pattern will look great not only on a scarf, or a shawl, but also on a top, cardigan, or sweater.
Last but not least, don’t forget the most important tips when knitting lace patterns:
First of all, everything will be easier if you knit with sharp tip needles #ad (from now on, increasing and decreasing stitches will be quick and safe!).
Secondly, block your swatch (and later, your project).
I do it regularly, and the difference is impressive: Not only because it doesn’t roll or bend, but because the definition of the pattern is significant.
You’ll get a nice, smooth, and flat fabric, plus when knitting a swatch, you’ll see the real size (something crucial when knitting a piece that should fit).
So, it’s time to grab your needles, a bit of yarn, and… action!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side
p2tog: Purl two stitches together
k3tog: Knit three stitches together
yo: Yarn over
WS: Wrong side
BO: Bind off
There is a setup row or row “0” (it will be worked once and won’t be repeated again).
The odd rows form the right side of the work.
The edge (selvage) stitches will be knitted on each row.
How to knit the Rose stitch
CO multiples of 6 + 1 + 2 (edge) st; i.e.: 6 * 3 = 18 + 1 = 19 + 2 = 21 st.
Setup row: P across
Row 1 (RS): K1 (edge), *K2, yo, k3tog, yo, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K1, K1 (edge)
Row 2: K1 (edge), K1, *p2tog, yo, P1, yo, p2tog, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending the last repeat with K1 instead of P1, K1 (edge)
Row 3: K1 (edge), K5, *yo, k3tog, yo, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, K2, K1 (edge)
Row 4: K1 (edge), K1, *yo, p2tog, P1, p2tog, yo, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending the last repeat with K1 instead of P1, K1 (edge).
These last four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO knitwise, after row 4 (RS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
Thank you for watching 🙂
Hugs, and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly
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