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.
I love the look of the Foxglove pattern.
I would love some help with the stitch reverse yarn over. I am having difficulty following this video.
Can I have some assistance as I would love to be able to learn this beautiful stitch.
Hi Noeleen. How can I help you? Do want another video? Reverse yarn over is similar to yarn over stitch but done in opposite direction. Let me know how can I help you
Your knit stitch looks backwards to me so to do your pt I can’t follow the photos or the video
It looks like there are now 3 stitches for 1. Is that right ??
Hi Carolynn. yes it is 3 sts (k1, ryo, k1) for 1. it does not matter how your knit stitch looks just make 3 from 1
It seems you are knitting with 2 strands of yarn. Is 5his still with the number 8 needle?
Hi Kathy. yes, 5 mm knitting needles
Very beautiful knitting design foxglove so thrilled to watch you knitting video awesome the way you teach love to knit this design o my granddaughter hat .jaswinder Matharu 🇬🇧
Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I am also planning to knit a matching mittens 🙂
I love the design, now I need to practice this new way to knitting before attempting this beautiful design.
Hi Jill. You do not need to practice new way, knit and purl as you did before and you will get the same result, trust me 🙂