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Fortress Knit Stitch Pattern

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.

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