The Diagonal Knot Stitch is an interesting stitch that creates it’s diagonal effect by making knots. As a result, that knots adds interest and create a lovely airy, yet dense fabric that would be a great to use for a dishcloth, scarf or a slouchy beanie. This stitch is worked in stitch multiples of 3 + 1 over a 6 row repeat.
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(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)
- King Cole Baby DK yarn in color Silver (#1711), approximately 25 yds (To find your local store that stocks King Cole yarns, here is the stockist finder link; Or, if you need to shop online, here is LoveCrafts link)
- Size 6 / 4 mm knitting needles
Stitches and abbreviations used
RS: Right side
St(s): Stitch (es)
WS: Wrong side
Special stitch used:
Mk: Make knot – Purl 3 stitches together leaving the stitches on needle, yarn over, then purl same 3 stitches together again
- Stitch is worked in multiples of 3 + 1; for the YouTube video I cast on 22
Directions for the Diagonal Knot Stitch:
- Row 1 and every RS row: Knit
- Row 2 (WS): *Mk; rep * across to last st, p1
- Row 4: P2, *Mk; rep * to last 2 sts, p2
- Row 6: P1, *Mk; rep * to end
Repeat rows 1-6 to desired length and then bind off in pattern.
If you enjoyed this stitch, here are a few more stitches to check out 🙂
I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. Please tag me @handmadebystacyj when posting on social media – I’d love to see your makes!