How to knit the original Turkish stitch one row pattern
Lace Stitches

How to knit the Turkish stitch: Lace in one row!

In the last post, I shared the Mock Turkish stitch knitting pattern, and some followers asked me if I had any plans to share instructions for the original.

Also, in the previous video tutorial, I demonstrated the difference between the yarn over (before a knit stitch, and the “yarn round needle” (before a purl stitch).

The good news is that this one is so much simpler, I swear!

So today is about how to knit the classic Turkish stitch, an adorable one-row repeat pattern, so easy that it includes only four steps to be repeated throughout the project.

Additionally, it’s a reversible stitch, identical on both sides, perfect for knitting a wide range of projects.

In fact, it’s a lovely option for a Winter scarf, if wool is the yarn of your choice (chunky or fine); but you could also knit a vest, a cardigan, or a cowl… it’s up to you 😉

Finally, another reason why the Turkish stitch is so popular is that no purling is required!


All you need to do is slip + knit + yarn over + pass over.

And I’ll teach how to do it in both, English and Continental style.

So grab your needles and a bit of yarn, and let’s get busy!


When knitting lace, don’t forget to use sharp tip needles like these…they’ll save you time, worries, and a lot of effort! #ad


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

sl1kw: Slip one stitch knitwise (as if to knit)

passo: Pass the slipped stitch over the last one

yo: Yarn over (before a knit stitch)

BO: Bind off

This swatch was knitted using a blend of Peruvian Highland wool and Alpaca (number 3 or DK weight)#ad

How to knit the Turkish stitch: Lace in one row! So Woolly

How to knit the original Turkish stitch

CO an even number of st (this number will include 2 edge/selvage st, the first and the last.

1º (RS) and every row: K1, *yo, sl1kw, K1, passo*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1.

This only row creates the pattern. Repeat it until the desired length is reached.

When finished BO purlwise (facing the RS).

This is the other side of the work:

Turkish stitch knitting pattern, ideal for beginners. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

Turkish stitch knitting pattern

Thank you for watching!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Searching for more one-row lace knit stitches? There you go!

How to knit the one-row lace stitch 

How to knit lace in two easy steps

One-row lace stitch: reversible and it doesn’t curl

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