Tartan Weave Stitch

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The Tartan Weave Stitch


The Tartan Weave Stitch uses Knit & Purl to create a mock tartan effect.

The mock tartan texture is very striking and is an easy alternative to the stockinette stitch, the pattern being super simple to knock out very quickly.

The effect is created by alternating three rows of a 3x3 rib stitch with three rows of Stockinete Stitch.

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Cast on any multiple of six stitches for your project.

Starting out on the wrong side, the first three rows consists of the same six stitch repeat of knitting three, then purling three. Keep repeating this until the end of the row and then repeat the same pattern for rows two and three.

The fourth and sixth row very simply involve purling all stitches and the fifth row, knitting all stitches.

Once you have completed row six, continue repeating rows 1-6 until you have the desired size.

Difficulty Level:

easy Knitting Stitch

Cast on:

Cast on any multiple of 6 stitches.
6 row pattern repeat.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:

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Traditional Instructions

Rows 1 (WS), 2 & 3: *k3, p3; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Rows 4 & 6: k all stitches.
Rows 5: p all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-6 to desired length.

Tartan Weave Stitch Chart

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Tartan Weave Stitch Swatch Examples

Tartan Weave Stitch Example - RS

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Tartan Weave Stitch Example - WS

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Knitting projects using the Tartan Weave Stitch

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