Ready to add another knit stitch to your wealth of knitting knowledge? Then you will definitely like this one – ribbed 3×2 knitting stitch, that’s just a no-brainer choice for your next hat, scarf or cowl. Its lovely intertwined hearts made me fall in love with it at first sight. I decided to knit it with a light pastel color yarn and think there couldn’t be a better choice. The structure of the stitch allows it to stretch easily without deteriorating its look. Try it out and let me know what you think about it in the comments below.
Knitting materials and tools:
<> DPN 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6)
<> Debbie Bliss (Cashmerino Aran) 55% Wool, 12% Cashmere, 33% acrylic. Baby pink color: 50 grams -90 m per skein.
Common abbreviations of knit stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
k2tog – knit two together
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch
skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done
ft – fish tail part: skip next stitch and count down 4 stitches starting from the stitch underneath the stitch on the needle. Insert the needle into the 4th st and pull the yarn (you are going to have a long loop), k3, count back 1 st (on the right hand needle), count down 5 sts ( it is the same stitch that we have been working before), insert the needle and pull the yarn (you are going to have the second long loop)
Ribbed 3×2 knit stitch instructions:
Cast on a multiple of 5 sts plus 2 extra stitches, plus 2 selvage stitches.
Row1 (RS): sel s, *p2, k3 repeat from *, p2, sel s.
Row 2: sel s, k2, * p3, k2 – repeat *, sel s.
Row 3 (RS): repeat Row 1.
Row 4: repeat Row 2.
Row5 (RS): sel s, *p2, ft– repeat from * p2, sel s.
Row 6: sel s, k2, * slip long loop holding yarn in front, p3, slip long loop holding yarn in front, k2– repeat *, sel s.
Row 7 (RS): sel s, *p2, skpo, k1, k2tog – repeat from *, p2, sel s.
Row 8: sel s, k2, * p3, k2 – repeat *, sel s.
Repeat Rows 5-8 to form a pattern. No need to repeat anymore Rows 1-4.