In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn a classic knitting pattern: The Tweed stitch. It’s a two-row repeat pattern, which combines knitting, purling and slipping stitches.
The Tweed stitch looks like a factory made fabric when finished: It lays flat, it has an adorable texture to it, great for knitting something special…maybe a Chanel style jacket, a kilt for that Scotsman in your life, or even a fancy scarf?
I love both sides of the fabric, so to me it’s more a reversible stitch, and also it’s unisex, it works for both women’s and men’s garments.
This is one side of the work:
CO: Cast on
wyif: With yarn in front
sl1pw: Slip one stitch purl wise (pass the stitch onto the right-hand needle as if to purl).
wyib: With yarn in back
BO: Bind off
How to knit the Tweed stitch
CO an odd number of stitches.
1º row: P2, *wyib sl1pw, wyif P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1
2º row: K1, *wyif, sl1pw, wyib K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end.
These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO purl wise and tightly, after a row 2.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like it, knit a swatch and share it with us (find me on Instagram as @sowoolly).
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly