A beautiful knitting stitch creating amazing dandelion flowers. The stitch is a bit more time consuming and it might be a bit more challenging to beginners, but the end result is worth the effort. It is great for scarves, shawls, blankets and baby girl sweaters
Here's what it looks like from behind
Yarrn shown in this swatch: Katia baby yarn. Size: 2.25mm.
Techniques used.Knit, purl: K, P
Purl 2 sts together: P2tog.
Purl 2 sts together through the back loop: P2tog-tbl
Cast on an odd number of sts and a 4 -row repeat.Row 1 (Right side): K1, * put right-hand needle between 1st and 2nd sts and draw through a loop, leaving loop on right-hand needle, k2; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: P1, * p1, p2tog; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: K2, * put right-hand needle between 1st and 2nd sts and draw through a loop, leaving loop on right-hand needle, k2; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: P3, * p2tog, p1; repeat from * to end.
It was fun to design and fun to knit; plus, it is to customize (by changing width or length)
How to: Flower stitch:
The first way.
- With yarn in back, slip the next 5 sts to a cable needle purlwise dropping the extra wraps.
- Wrap the yarn around the 5 sts on the cable needle twice.
- Then slip the 5 sts to the right-hand needle.
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Watch the video to learn how to knit the flower stitch.
Cast on multiple of 6 sts + 1.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit
Row 2: Knit 1, * (knit the next stitch wrapping the yarn 3 times around the needle) 5 times, Knit 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Purl 1, * flower stitch; purl 1; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: Knit.
Aster flower knitting stitch is created in an unusual way to make flowers within a garter stitch border. Color changes give the stitch a lot of variety. So pretty for babies or scarves/shawls .How to:
- Aster stitch: slip 5 sts to RH needle dropping extra loops, slip these 5 sts back to LH needle, (purl 1, yarn over, purl 1, yarn over , purl 1) into all 5 sts together.
- Knit 1 under loose strand behind: Insert left hand needle, from front to back, under the loose strand behind next stitch, knit this strand with next stitch on needle.
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