Learn how to knit a hard-to-stretch Fortress stitch that works extremely well for knitting any winter season garment.
Knitting materials and tools:
<> DPN 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6)
<> Knit Picks, Simply Wool (Bulky) – 100% Eco Wool. 100 grams -193 yards 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
Fortress knit stitch instructions:
Cast on a multiple of 2 sts, plus 1 extra sts, plus 2 selvage stitches.
Row1 (RS): sel s, *p1, slip the next sts holding yarn in back – repeat from *, p1, sel s.
Row 2: sel s, *slip the next sts holding yarn in front, k1– repeat from *, slip the next sts holding yarn in front, sel s.
Repeat Rows 1-2 to form pattern.