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Aurora Knit Stitch

Today I’m happy to share new knitting stitch, I got a hold on, called Aurora. Bear with me and learn how to knit your next item using Aurora stitch. Whether you are planning to knit a hat, headband or a sweater, you are going to be delighted with the outcome. Take your double-pointed needles, refresh the knowledge of garter stitch and let’s do it together! Once you’re ready, knit an Aurora hat here.

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6)

<> Debbie Bliss (Cashmerino Aran) 55% Wool, 12% Cashmere, 33% acrylic. Baby pink color: 50 grams – 90 m per skein.

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

How to knit Aurora stitch:

Cast on a multiple of 4 sts plus plus 2 selvage stitches. In my example 30 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): sel s, *k3, slip next stitch holding yarn in back– repeat from *, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, *slip stitch holding yarn in front, p3– repeat *, sel s.

Row 3 (RS): sel s, *p1, k1, p1, k1 – repeat from *, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 5 (RS): sel s, *k1, slip next stitch holding yarn in back, k2– repeat from *, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, *p2, slip stitch holding yarn in front, p1– repeat *, sel s.

Row 7 (RS): sel s, *p1, k1, p1, k1 – repeat from *, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-8 to form the pattern.

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8 comments
Ruth P Kaplan-Kramer 14th November 2020 at 20:02

In your video, it looks like you sometimes purl in the back of the stitch and sometimes in the front of it. It looks most of the time when you purl in the back it is when you are alternating K1 and P1, I was taught by my mother almost 60 years ago to always purl in the front of the stitch and to knit Continental style. She was an occupational therapist and an accomplished knitter and could sew anything, even doing tailoring to earn money when my sister and I were little in the early 50s. She made us sewn coats with bound buttonholes and matching hats and made most of our clothes until we were in high school. She could adapt a basic A-line dress pattern into anything we saw in the ads or stores.

But back to my question, do you alternate the part of the stitch you purl into or does it just look that way at times? It is a pretty stitch and I’d like to try it.

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Knitting Guru 15th November 2020 at 01:46

Hi Ruth. Thanks to your question and story about your lovely mother. Usually I purl through the back loop when I knit in the round and through the front when I knit in rows. It is just the matter how you grab the yarn when you insert a needle into a stitch. I know there are many ways to do it but it is just how I was taught to knit. I am receiving so many questions regarding my purl stitches so I am ready to learn a classical method 🙂 This stitch is pretty indeed 🙂

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Pat [Morris] 15th November 2020 at 04:29

Demonstration video: Goes much too fast.

Pat Morris

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Knitting Guru 15th November 2020 at 16:11

Sorry, but you may always slow down the video in playback speed panel

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Pat Morris 15th November 2020 at 04:30

The demonstration video goes much too fast.

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Knitting Guru 15th November 2020 at 16:11

Sorry, but you may always slow down the video in playback speed panel

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Genevieve Gordon 18th November 2020 at 07:58

I just don’t grasp that selvage stitch. Twist, purl, slip, work in..what?
Otherwise its nice texture in the end.

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Knitting Guru 18th November 2020 at 09:04

Thank you, try knitting Aurora hat 🙂

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