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!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
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
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:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
Thank you for watching!
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
PS: Searching for more one-row lace knit stitches? There you go!
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