The Knitted Broomstick stitch is a knitted version of the original Broomstick stitch which is a crochet stitch. This stitch is very unique and requires advanced techniques to produce the “broomstick” look. Knitted in a multiple of 5 stitches plus 2 and done in a 4-row repeat, the Knitted Broomstick stitch is easy to remember despite its time-consuming techniques. Blocking is highly recommended for optimal results.
Multiple of 5 sts + 2
Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: k1, *wrap technique (insert right-hand needle into stitch as if to knit, wrap yarn 3 times around the right-hand needle and pull through the stitch); repeat this wrap technique with every stitch until you reach the last stitch, k1.
Row 4: p1, *slip 5 sts purlwise (allowing the wraps to drop, creating elongated stitches), place the elongated stitches back on the left-handed needle, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) into the 5 elongated stitches; repeat from * to the last st, p1.