How to knit a line of flowers

 

Learn to knit this unique stitch and add it to your projects. With a couple of rows, you’ll create a line of flowers that you can do in a contrast color so that it’s more visible. Think it’ll be too difficult? We say no! Grab your needles and check out our video to easily learn to make it:

For this tutorial, we used our Pima Cotton, which creates a perfect stitch definition.

 

Multiple of 6 stitches +1 stitch. Not reversible.

 

Row 1: knit 1, *knit 5 wrapping the yarn 3 times around the needle, knit 1*.  Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row 2: purl 1, *place the yarn behind the work, slip the next 5 stitches as if you were going to purl them, releasing the extra strands. Place the yarn at the front of the work, slip the 5 stitches back onto the left needle. Place the yarn behind the work, slip the 5 stitches onto the right needle. Purl 1*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Row 3: knit all stitches.

 

With these 3 rows, we will have an edge with flowers. To continue knitting this type of stitch or start it at any time in a piece, continue with the following rows:

 

Work rows 4 to 12 in stockinette stitch.

 

Row 11: knit all stitches.

 

Row 12: knit 1, *knit 5 wrapping the yarn 3 times around the needle, knit 1*.  Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

 

Row 13: purl 1, *place the yarn behind the work, slip the next 5 stitches as if you were going to purl them, releasing the extra strands. Place the yarn at the front of the work, slip the 5 stitches back onto the left needle. Place the yarn behind the work, slip the 5 stitches onto the right needle. Purl 1*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

 

Row 14: knit all stitches.

 

Repeat rows 1 to 14 until you reach the desired length.

 

To add a contrast color, simply use a different color of yarn on rows 11 to 14 of the repeat.

Are you familiar with this stitch? What projects have you used it on? Don’t forget to leave a comment and share your photos on social media using the hashtag #weareknitters.