Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stitch Guide: Raspberry Stitch

Raspberry stitch was the first "fancy" stitch I learned when I was knitting.  After learning Knit and pearl and ribbing I took on a challenge with this stitch, but I'm the knitter who knit socks for their second project.  Any who, this stitch has a lovely texture to it and can give any knit a bit if interest.  It is not reversible, but it is a great stitch for hats and other items where there is a public and a private side.

Raspberry Stitch (knit flat)
Multi of 4 +2 sts
R1: (RS) Purl All sts
R2: K1 *(K1, P1, K1) into next st, P3tog* K1
R3: (RS) Purl All sts
R4: K1 *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into next st* K1

Raspberry Stitch (knit in the round)
Multi of 4 sts
Note: When knitting raspberry in the round you will want to knit it with the wrong side facing out.  this just makes it easier and faster to knit. Once you finish your item bind off and turn right side out.
R1: Knit all sts
R2: *(K1, P1, K1) in same st, P3tog*
R3: Knit all sts
R4: *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) in next st*

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