The Pillar Stitch is a beautiful ribbed knit stitch. The ribbing creates an interesting texture with very little stretch. This would be a great to use for a dishcloth, scarf or a blanket! This stitch is worked in stitch multiples of 2 over a 2 row repeat.

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Materials needed

(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)

To view the video tutorial of how to knit the Pillar Stitch, please click on the video above or visit:

Stitches and abbreviations used

K: Knit

P: Purl

RS: Right side

Rep: Repeat

St (s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong side

Yo: Yarn over

How to knit the Pillar Stitch from Handmade by Stacy J
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  • Stitch is worked in multiples of 2

Directions for the Pillar Stitch:

  • Row 1 (WS): Purl
  • Row 2 (RS): K1, *yo, k2, pass yo over k2; rep * to last st, k1

Repeat rows 1-2 to desired length.

If you’d like to check out a couple other fun stitches, here are a few. Simply click on the image to be directed to the stitch tutorial page.

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!

Stacy J

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