The ornamental knitting stitch is a beautiful stitch that would work up well when making a a sweater. It is not a difficult stitch if you have some experience. It would also be a good choice as a knitting pattern when making a child's dress.

Skill level: Intermediate

10 Stitch pattern repeat.

Materials and Supplies

You can use any weight yarn along with the appropriate size needles for that particular yarn. A suggestion of needle sizes often is posted on the yarn label (wrapper).

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 10 + 8.

Special Abbreviation: Make daisy =  insert needle in loop 3 rows below the 2nd st on left needle, draw up a loop, K2, draw 2nd loop through same st, k2, draw 3rd loop through same st.

1st, 3rd, and 5th rows: Knit
2nd, 4th, and 6th rows: Purl.
7th row:  K2, make daisy, *k6, make daisy; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
8th row: P2, *[p2 tog,  p1] twice, p2tog,  p5; rep from * to last 9 sts, [p2tog, p1] twice, p2tog, p1.
9th, 11th, and 13th rows: Knit.
10th, 12th, and 14th rows: Purl.
15th row:  K6, *k1, make daisy, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
16th row: P2, *p5 [p2tog, p1] twice, p2 tog; rep from * to last 6 sts, p6.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • rep=repeat
  • sts=stitches
  • tog=together

Printable Instructions

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