Fuchsia Stitch

Rated as one of the easier cable stitches, the Fuchsia Stitch is worked in a 10-row repeat and knitted in multiple of 8 stitches. Worked in a large panel, this cabled stitch creates a design which resembles a series of fuchsia flowers running vertically down the project. The Fuchsia Stitch requires only two cable techniques thus making it perfect for beginning cable knitters!

Fuchsia Stitch - Purl AvenueWinged Lace Stitch-min

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 8 sts

Row 1, 3, 5 (RS): *k2, p4, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2, 4, 6: *p2, k4, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.
Row 9: *T4B, T4F; rep from * to the end.
Row 10: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Notes:

T4B (Twist 4 Back)
Slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit 2 sts from left-hand needle, then purl 2 sts from cable needle.

T4F (Twist 4 Front)
Slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle.

More knitting abbreviations HERE.

Slipped Zigzag Stitch

The Slipped Zigzag stitch is a textured stitch which involves slipping stitches to produce a zigzag look. Knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2, this stitch is easy to remember and is perfect for those looking for a unique “woven” look. If you enjoy the Slipped Zigzag stitch, check out the more challenging Chevron stitch!

Slipped Zigzag Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 6 sts + 2

Note: slip stitches purlwise.

Row 1 (RS): k1, *wyif sl 2, k4; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: p1, *p3, wyib sl 2, p1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 3: k1, *k2, wyif sl 2, k2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: p1, *p1, wyib sl 2, p3; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 5: k1, *k4, wyif sl 2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: repeat Row 4.
Row 7: repeat Row 3.
Row 8: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Row 1-8.

Knitted Broomstick Stitch

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.

Knitted Broomstick Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: advanced
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.

Repeat 1-4.

Welted Rib Stitch

The Welted Rib stitch is another take on the traditional Rib stitch. Knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4 and in a 2-row repeat, this stitch is easy to remember and does not require a lot of effort. This stitch consists of stockinette which makes up the ribbing, and slipped stitches situated in between each vertical rib. Like the Rib stitch, the Welted Rib stitch is reversible but it does not offer the same elasticity as the traditional rib.

Welted Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 6 sts + 4

Note: slip stitches purlwise.

Row 1 (RS): *k4, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to the last 4 sts, k4.
Row 2: k1, sl 2 wyif, k1, *k3, sl 2 wyif, k1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-2.

 

 

Fancy Rib Stitch

The Fancy Rib Stitch is an elaborate variation of the traditional Rib Stitch. Knitted in a multiple of 3 stitches and in a two-row repeat, this stitch pattern is rated intermediate because of its use of moderate-level knitting techniques. Like the Rib Stitch, the Fancy Rib Stitch is stretchy which makes it perfect for projects that require a lot of give and elasticity such as cuffs and hat edgings.

Fancy Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 3 sts

Row 1 (RS): *k2, p1; rep from * to the end of the row.
Row 2: *k1, yo, k2, pass yo stitch over previous 2 knit stitches; rep from * to the end of the row.

Repeat Rows 1-2.

 

 

Knobby Rib Stitch

The Knobby Rib Stitch is the perfect stitch for beginners! With the majority of the pattern using the Rib Stitch, the Knobby Rib Stitch only has two rows with increase and decrease techniques which creates the “knobs.” This pattern knits up fast and is stretchy due to its use of the rib stitch, this stitch pattern is great for many projects including edgings such as sleeve cuffs and hat rims.

Knobby Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 2 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS):  p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: repeat Row 1.
Row 4: repeat Row 2.
Row 5: p1, *(k1, k1 tbl, k1) into the next stitch, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 6: k1, *p3tog, k1; rep from * to the end.