The Stockinette Elongated stitch is a stockinette stitch with elongated stitches running horizontally across the work. These elongated stitches are known by most drop stitches. Though this is not technically correct (drop stitches run vertical and not horizontal), the elongated stitches are done by literally “dropping” the additional wraps around the working needle as you are knitting.
This technique creates an airy and light open fabric with very nice drape. It’s a great way to introduce beginners to lace. Because it is a stockinette stitch, curling may occur so therefore, blocking is recommended. The Stockinette Elongated stitch has an excellent drape and is perfect for scarves and cowls.
Do you like the Stockinette Elongated Stitch? Check out the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf pattern!
Any number of sts
Knitting Flat or Back and Forth
Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: *k1, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: *p1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to last st, p1.
Repeat Rows 1-4.
Knitting In The Round
Rd 1: knit.
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: *k1, yo; rep from * to the end of round.
Rd 4: * k1, slide the yo stitch from previous row off the left-hand needle (drop stitch); rep from * to the end of round.
Repeat Rds 1-4.
Here is a video on how to knit the Stockinette Elongated Stitch.