Meet a new addition to your collection of knitting stitches – a foxglove stitch. Simple, yet powerful, beautiful, and unconventional. A perfect stitch to create a new winter hat for you and your family members. Grab your double-pointed needles and let’s work it out together. There are no particularly tricky moments, but knowing how to knit cables would be super helpful. Still, give it a try even if you consider yourself a beginner. Check how to knit foxglove stitch on my youtube channel and ask questions if you get stuck. Ready to knit a hat with foxglove stitch? Stay tuned, pattern is on the way 😉
Knitting materials and tools:
<> DPN 5 mm (US8/UK6).
<> Schaffhauser Wolle SUPERSTAR yarn – 83% Acrylic, 17% Viscose, Color # 82, 50 grams – 100 meters.
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
ryo – reverse yarn over: bring the yarn to the front over the top of the right needle.
C2(3)B – Slip 2 stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k3tog from the left hand needle, k2 from the extra needle.
C3(2)F – Slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2 from the left hand needle, k3tog from the extra needle.
pt – petal: knit first stitch and do not slip it of the needle, ryo, knit one more time the same stitch and slip it of the needle.
How to knit a foxglove petal
Foxgloves knit stitch pattern:
Cast on a multiple of 9 sts plus 2 extra sts and plus 2 selvage stitches. In my example 31 stitches.
Row1 (RS): sel s, p2 *k2, pt, k1, pt, k2, p2 – repeat from *, sel s.
Row 2: sel s, k2, *p2, slip next 7 sts to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in front, (count ryo as one stitch), p2, k2 – repeat *, sel s.
Row 3 (RS): sel s, p2, *C2(3)B, k1, C3(2)F, p2 – repeat from *, sel s.
Row 4: sel s, k2, *p3 slip next st to the right-hand needle holding working yarn in front, p3, k2– repeat from *, sel s.
Repeat Rows 1-4 as many times as needed.