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Caring Touch Knit Stitch Pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (US6 / UK8)

<> Marks & Kattens Dream: 50 grams -100 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

Caring touch stitch instructions:

Cast on a multiple of 3 sts plus 1 extra sts and plus 2 selvage stitches. I cast on 30 sts for my example.

Row 1 (RS): sel s, knit all sts, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, k1, *slip next 2 sts holding yarn in back – repeat from *, k1, sel s.

Row 3 (RS): sel s, *k1, p2 – repeat from *, k1, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, *slip next st holding yarn in front, k2 – repeat from *, slip next st holding yarn in front, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-4 as many times as needed.

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11 comments
Trajoy 27th December 2020 at 11:28

I noticed that on row 4, you are knitting in the back loop. I see that occasionally you have done this on other stitches. Is there a reason and if so, why is it not noted on your instructions — such as “knit through the back loop. This is a bit confusing. Could you please clarify. Thank you so very much.

Trajoy

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Knitting Guru 27th December 2020 at 12:39

Hi Trajoy. There is nothing special just a simple purl stitch. I am using a continental way of knitting and this is the way how I grab yarn. Just go on with simple purl sts

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Trajoy 29th December 2020 at 07:49

Thank you for your speedy response. Your work is beautiful.

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Joan 13th February 2021 at 06:46

Could this stitch be done in the round?

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Knitting Guru 13th February 2021 at 17:58

hi yes. The difference will be in 2d and 4th rows. Instead of knit stitches – purl and if it is said hold the yarn in back then you need to hold it in front and vice versa.

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Lyn Goodhead 14th February 2021 at 02:44

I cannot bvelieve I have found this pattern. I have been looking for years without any luck. Going through my knitting stash, I found a babye’s half finished jacket. I could not find the pattern at all. That is untill now. Do you have a tutorial or baby coat/jacket for this stitch. I would be more than happy to pay for it if you have one. I still can’t believe my luck in finding it.

Many thanks Lyn Essex England

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Knitting Guru 15th February 2021 at 11:35

Hi Lyn, I am happy you have found what you were looking for. I dont have any patterns using this stitch. I am currently knitting baby cardigan but in garter stitch. It will be simple sweater, without raglan lines, so you can use it substituting garter stitch with caring touch one. I dont think it will be hard to do even you are beginner. Let me know if you need my help

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Lyn Goodhead 14th February 2021 at 02:45

I would be extremly grateful tosee if there other items for baby’s using this amazing stitch

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Knitting Guru 15th February 2021 at 11:35

Lyn, replied you

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maura 17th February 2021 at 02:37

Are there any baby or childrens jumpers or cardigans using this stitch. I’m concerned about doing the shoilder shapings while maintaining the pattern of this stitch.

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Knitting Guru 18th February 2021 at 13:53

Hi Maura. I dont have any patterns using this stitch. At least I dont have now. I recommend knitting simple sweater without raglan lines

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