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Knit Stretchy (Elastic) Stitch Pattern

knit elastic stretchy stitch pattern

knit elastic stretchy stitch pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4.5 mm (US 6 / UK 8)

<> Lion Brand, Heartland (4): 100 % – Acrylic

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2togb – knit two together through the back loop

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

knit vertical rib stretchy stitch

Stretchy (elastic) stitch knitting pattern:

Cast on any odd number, plus 2 selvage stitches.

Row 1: sel s, k1, [insert the right-hand needle between new 1st and 2nd stitches, yarn over and draw up a loop, k2togb] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Repeat Row 1 to form the pattern.

knit stretchy stitch made using one row only
knit elastic stretchy stitch motif

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Diana Hyslop 8th January 2024 at 17:06

Thank you…This is exactly what I needed to start knitting again…I need to brush up. I have knitted many sweaters, afghans, hats, baby gifts, etc in the past’….

Marilyn Crowe 24th January 2024 at 03:17

Hi Ann,
Thank you for sharing your creative patterns. The stretchy knit stitch is very intriguing, and I’d like to use it to knit a hat in the round. What adjustments do you suggest ? Would I omit the selvage stitches and use an odd number of stitches?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Happy Knitting!

Ann 24th January 2024 at 21:42

Hi. I have tried knitting this stitch in rounds and i did not get the same result. I am going to try it again and will make a video because I really like the stitch and I also believe it will be perfect for hats.


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