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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(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)
- King Cole Baby DK yarn in color Silver (#1711), approximately 20 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
Yo: Yarn over
- 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!