Day 1 : Dotted Ladder Knit Stitch : #21daysofbeginnerknitstitches – Brome Fields
Music by Ben Sound
Welcome to Day 1 of the 21 Days of Beginner Knit Stitches Series!
I’m working on a few new knit stitch series this year and the basics is a great place to start.
I love working with knit and purl stitches!
After all these years of knitting I’m still amazed at all the different textures and combinations you can create with these 2 basic stitches 🙂 I’m so excited to share these with you!
Since these are created only using different combinations of knit and purl stitches I decided not to create videos.
*Update: I’ve received requests for videos, so I’m working on adding videos too 🙂
However, I will create videos for the advanced beginner stitches, lace stitches and cable knit stitches, which will be coming later this year.
Size US 9 needles
Yarn: Purl Soho, Super Soft Merino, Oyster Gray
🙂 Pattern, Knit Flat:
CO in multiples of 8+5
Row 1 = Right side/Front
For my swatch I CO 29 STS
Row 0: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1 *K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1*
Row 1: K2, P1, K2 *P3, K2, P1, K2*
Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1 *K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1*
Row 3: K2, P1, K2 *P3, K2, P1, K2*
Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1 *K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1*
Row 5: K1 *P3, K2, P1, K2* P3, K1
Row 6: P1, K3, P1 *K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1*
Row 7: K1 *P3, K2, P1, K2* P3, K1
Row 8: P1, K3, P1 *K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1*
Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length.
If you’re not adding a border, to BO I recommend ending on a row 7 and BO in the row 8 pattern.
Ireally like this stitch! It’s squishy with lots of texture.
Because it’s similar to a seed stitch it’ll use up more yarn than a stockinette stitch pattern.
I hope you enjoyed this knit stitch, just add a border to design your own scarf or blanket. I think a garter stitch border would look nice all the way around.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments below.
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