The Bow Stitch
The Bow Stitchis aptly named for generating a raised bow texture on the fabric by knitting together a series of Slip Stitches knitted onto a Stockinette Stitch background.
The stitch works well on items or areas of projects where you wish to add a bit more detail to break up what could potentially be a pretty flat and monotonous project. The stitch works well on items such as jumpers, cardigans and hats
So, what is a Bow Stitch? The bow stitch makes use of slip stitching a series of five on three consecutive wrong side rows. This will create strands of yarn to fall loosely across the face of the fabric, the yarn strands are then caught together at a designated point with a knit stitch to form a bow.
Start your project by casting on multiples of 10 + 7 stitches.