Hazelnut Stitch

The Hazelnut Stitch

Description

The Hazelnut Stitch uses Knit & Purl and increase/decreases to create a flat/broad knot that looks embossed.

This stitch is an excellent choice for adding a bit of raised texture to any sweater, cardigan or hat.

This is quite a short and straightforward pattern, but don't let that fool you into complacency, there are a couple of tricky advanced techniques in there, so make sure you fully understand them before you start.

Looking to get started, well lets move on to the instructions...

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four stitches for your project.

The first row consists of a repeating pattern of a four stitch repeat of purling three stitches, followed by knitting one, yarnover and then knitting one again in the same stitch. Keep repeating this across the row.

The double increase in the first row, will have resulted in an extra two stitches per repeat, thus for the second and third rows, keep repeating purling three then knitting three across both rows.

The fourth row consists a repeating pattern of purling three together, then knitting three. Keep repeating this across the row

For the fifth row (and the eleventh row), purl all the stitches in the row. Follow this by knitting all the stitches in the sixth (and the twelfth row).

In the seventh row, again we will introduce a double increase to a four stitch repeat (generating six stitches). Begin by purling the first stitch, then in the next stitch, knit one, yarnover and then knit one again. Finish the repeat by purling two. Keep repeating this across the row.

The eighth row begins by knitting two before entering a six stitch repeat pattern of purling three, then knitting three. Keep repeating this until you reach the last four stitches, then purl three and knit one.

Start the ninth row by purling one then again enter a six stitch repeat of knitting three and purling three, which you keep repeating until you reach the last five stitches. Once you get to the last five stitches, knit three and then purl two.

The tenth row kicks off with two knit stitches, and again enters a repeating pattern; this time purl three together then knit three. Keep repeating this until you reach the last four stitches, then purl three together and knit the last one.

Continue repeating rows 1-12 until you have the desired size.

Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Knitting Stitch

Cast on:

Cast on any multiple of 4 stitches.
12 row pattern repeat.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:

k
p
(k1, yo, k1) in next st
p3tog

Knit
Purl
Knit one, yarnover, knit one in the next stitch
Purl three together

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Worsted Weight Yarns from knitpicks.com

Traditional Instructions

Row 1: *p3, (k1, yo, k1) in next st; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Rows 2 & 3: *p3, k3; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Row 4: *p3tog, k3; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Rows 5 & 11: p all stitches.
Rows 6 & 12: k all stitches.
Row 7: *p, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, p2; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Row 8: k2, *p3, k3; repeat from * till the last four stitches, p3, k1.
Row 9: p1, *k3, p3; repeat from * till the last five stitches, k3, p2.
Row 10: k2, *p3tog, k3; repeat from * till the last four stitches, p3tog, k1.

Repeat rows 1-12 to desired length.

Hazelnut Stitch Chart

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Hazelnut Stitch Swatch Examples

Hazelnut Stitch Example - RS

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Hazelnut Stitch Example - WS

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Knitting projects using the Hazelnut Stitch

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