Monday, February 12, 2018

Little Tail Stitch

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn, US size 6 needles

Since this is stockinette based, the edges do curl; depending on how you plan to use the stitch, you may want to consider adding a border to help it lay flat.  You may also know this stitch as Cocoon Stitch.

Multiple of 6 + 3

MT = make tail  --- to make the tail:
  • k1, turn work
  • using the knitted cast on, cast on 5 sts, then bind off the same 5 sts
  • wyif, slip first st on right needle back to left needle, turn work

Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: *k1, MT, k4; rep from* to last 3 sts, k1, MT, k1
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl
Row 7: *k4, MT, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 8: purl

Repeat these 8 rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!



1 comment:

Shelley N. said...

If I was making a rug for a cat, could I make the tails go different directions on both ends? I can see them playing with these little tails and having so much fun! Think I'll also try it on a baby hat. So cute. Thanks!