In this tutorial, this rose is sharing how to knit the Thorn stitch pattern, using straight needles, while on the other hand, you’ll learn a combination of techniques to create texture in your knitting.
Similar to the Star knit stitch we practiced a while ago, today’s pattern forms an adorable diagonal motif.
Therefore, the Thorn knit stitch is a lovely option when knitting a wide range of projects, not only accessories such as hats, gloves, socks, but also larger garments.
For example, it looks great on blankets, shawls, wraps, etc.
However, if you decide to knit a rectangular piece, don’t forget to add a nice edge!
In summary, the Thorn knitting pattern is a pretty special stitch, rarely seen… guaranteed to make your work special!
Without further ado, grab your needles + yarn, and let’s get busy 🙂
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
yo: Yarn over
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
SSK: Slip slip knit [slip one stitch as if to knit (knitwise), slip the next, place both stitches back onto the left-hand needle, and knit them together]
wyif: With yarn in front
wyib: With yarn in back
sl1pw: Slip one stitch as if to purl (purlwise)
sl3pw: Slip three stitches as if to purl (purlwise)
WS: Wrong side of the work
BO: Bind off
Thorn stitch knitting pattern
CO multiples of 4 + 1; i.e.: 4 * 4 = 16 + 1 = 17 st
1º row (RS): K2, *in next st (K1, yo, K1), K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, in next st (K1, yo, K1), K2
2º row: P2, *wyif sl3pw, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 5 st, wyif sl3pw, P2
3º row: K1, *k2tog, wyib sl1pw, SSK, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end
4º row: P4, *wyif sl1pw, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1
5º row: K4, *in next st (K1, yo, K1), K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1
6º row: P4, *wyif sl3pw, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1
7º row: K3, *k2tog, wyib sl1pw, SSK, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K2
8º row: P2, *wyif sl1pw, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, wyif sl1pw, P2.
These eight rows create pattern. Repeat them, until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO purlwise, after a row 7 (WS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like it 😉
Hugs, and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly
PS: Loving the floral/diagonal patterns? This one looks really pretty too!
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