Hello my little Woollies! In today’s tutorial, I’m sharing with you how to knit my version of the famous Waffle stitch.
It’s a spongy 6 row-repeat pattern, easy to knit because most of the rows are identical, it has a rich texture to it, and it’s also unisex (it will work for women’s and men’s garments).
This version of the famous Waffle stitch is very similar to the Slipped Honeycomb pattern we learned some months ago, but honestly, it is a lot less complicated.
A beautiful pattern that is ideal for knitting scarves, cowls, blankets and sweaters.
What if you are a beginner and you’d love to knit the Waffle stitch? No problem at all, you can do it! The only techniques required are knits and purls!
Let’s do it 🙂
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
sl1: Slip one stitch as if to purl (simply pass one stitch to the right-hand needle purlwise, without working it).
BO: Bind off
The even rows form the right side of the pattern
The first and the last stitches are selvedge stitches and they will be knitted on each row.
How to knit the my version of Waffle stitch
CO multiples of 5 + 1 + 2 (selvedge stitches), i.e. : 5 * 3 = 15 + 1 = 16 + 2 = 18 stitches.
1º row: P across
2º, 4º, and 6º rows: K1, *sl1, P4*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, sl1, K1
3º and 5º rows: K1, *P1, K4*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, P1, K1
These six rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO purlwise after a row 5.
This is the wrong side of the work:
The Waffle stitch tends to curl from the bottom up. Don’t panic! Block the work once it’s finished and it will be fine 😉
If you don’t know how to block your knitting, please take a look at these steps.
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like it 🙂
Hugs and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly
PS: Blocking is almost always helpful (not only when lace knitting).