In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the Little Arrows stitch (similar to the Reversible Chevron stitch we learned a while ago, but much easier).
A cute and delicate pattern, that features additional advantages:
For starters, I want you to know that it’s pretty easy to do.
The Little Arrow stitch is totally suitable for beginners, because it only requires knitting and purling (no increases, decreases, nor cables are needed).
Secondly, it’s a reversible knitting pattern. Although it’s not identical on both sides, they both look really nice so you can choose whichever side you prefer.
Moreover, due to the combination of knits and purls in each of its four rows, it doesn’t curl. It lays perfectly flat at all times…#nocurl
In the end, the Little Arrows stitch can be used for knitting different kind of projects; Hats, blankets, sweaters, scarves, cowls, cushions, placemats, etc. (for children, women and men, because it’s also a unisex pattern).
So, grab your yarn + needles, and let’s get busy!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
This swatch is made out Cashmere yarn and one of my favorite double pointed needles US 6 size (4 mm):
I love these needles because they are ideal for knitting swatches, dishcloths, and projects that don’t need too many stitches (along with socks, hats, cowls, and the sleeves of our sweaters).
Little Arrows knitting stitch pattern
CO multiples of de 8 + 1; i.e.: 8 * 3 = 24 + 1 = 25 st.
1º row (RS): K2, P2, K1, P2, *K3, P2, K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with K2.
2º row: P3, K1, P1, K1, *P5, K1, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, ending with P3.
3º row: K1, *P1, K5, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end.
4º row: P1, *K2, P3, K2, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to end.
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO each stitch as it presents, after a row 4 (RS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
This is it for today, my super Woolly…
I hope you like it and remember to knit your swatch before starting any project ;D
Hugs, and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly
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