Saturday, August 11, 2012

Twice-Turned Stitch

Sample knit with Lighthouse Waves on US Size 9 needles

(Click HERE for the ribbing version of this stitch)

I can just imagine cuddling up on a cold winter evening with a blanket made using this stich, or even just having a cozy cowl or shawl in this stitch.  It creates a thick, fluffy fabric that says "cuddle", at least to me!  This stitch would also make a great coat or jacket, if you are so inclined to knit such a large item.  And it is super easy to do too, and only a four row repeat.

The edges do curl, so adding a few more stitches to the sides for a border, and maybe a few rows in garter stitch at the beginning and end will help it lay flat.

The one slightly tricky part is probably the slip as if to purl through the back loop.  If you haven't done it before, don't worry.  It is not hard to do, and with a little practice, you should have no problem.

wyib = with yarn held in back of the work
wyif = with yarn held in front of the work
sl = slip
ktbl = knit through the back loop

Cast on any odd number

Row 1: (WS)  Purl
Row 2: K1 *wyib, insert right needle from left into back loop of next stitch (as if to purl through back loop) and slip, K1*
Row 3: P1 *sl1 wyif, P1*
Row 4: K1 *ktbl, K1*

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Here is the video.  Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!


Laura said...

Lovely stitch. Very good tutorial. I found the stitch so pretty I recommended it in my blog with all the proper links!!!

Unknown said...

I was wondering if you know of something similar to the twice turned stitch or ribbing but with even number of stitches. I have a blanket pattern i want to knit that is done in strips with each strip a different number of stitches. I'd like to use one of the twice turned patterns for the odd number strips but i need something for the even number strips.
Any advice you could give would be great