Popcorn stitch (Part 2 of the series Knitting Patterns for Variegated Yarns)
In today’s tutorial, part 2 of the series “Knitting patterns for variegated yarns”, you’ll learn how to knit the Popcorn stitch (If you missed the first tutorial, just click here).
The Variegated Popcorn stitch isn’t reversible, and it tends to roll up on the sides, so, if you are knitting a piece that should stay flat, my suggestion is to make a nice edge on each side, to avoid the curling.
Its tactile, a bumpy and cute texture, makes it perfect for knitting children’s garments, but also blankets, cowls and scarves.
It’s a four-row repeat pattern, easy and fun to knit, so it’s worth to try 😀
It’s knitting time!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
tbl: through back loop
Popcorn: Knit 3 stitches, knit the next stitch, put it back onto the left-hand needle and knit it again tbl (4 times).
BO: Bind off
For this swatch I used a beautiful cotton yarn, thick, soft, and colorful, perfect for this kind of stitches.
And a lovely pair of needles with a sharp tip!
Variegated Popcorn stitch
CO multiples of 4 + 1 + 2 (edge stitches);
i.e.: 4 * 5 = 20 + 1 + 2 = 23 stitches.
1º row (RS): K1, *K3, make a Popcorn*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K2
2º and 4º rows: K1, *Purl across*, K1
4º row: K1, *Make a Popcorn, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, make a Popcorn, K1
These four rows form the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO knitwise, after a row 4 or after a row 2.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like it, and don’t miss the third part of the series!
Stay at home, enjoy the peace and quiet, and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly