Saturday, November 4, 2017

How to Knit the Tear Drop Knitting Stitch - Stitchy Saturday

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. This week I decided to reintroduce the "Stitchy Saturday" posts because I missed it and I am doing NaBloPoMo and decided to bring back the Saturday stitch posts. I have seen the tear drop stitch many times in knitting projects finished on Instagram and always thought it made the perfect detail to the bottom of a sweater or on a hat. I had a lot of fun knitting it and I am thinking of using this stitch in a future project.


 Tear drop stitch




Pattern:

Knitted in a multiple of 4 stitches  plus 1 additional stitch.
Row 1 - Right side: P1, * (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: * K3, p5; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: P1, * k5, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: * K3, p5; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: P1, * ssk, k1, k2tog, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 6: * K3, p3; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: P1, * sl 1-k2tog-psso, p1, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 8: K1, * p5, k3; repeat from * to end.
Row 9: * P3, k5; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 10: K1, * p5, k3; repeat from * to end.
Row 11: * P3, ssk, k1, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 12: K1, * p3, k3 ; repeat from * to end.
Row 13: P1, * (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, p1, sl 1-k2tog-psso, p1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows 2 - 13.
Bind off on Row 7 or Row 13, omitting the increases.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
Sl 1-k2tog-psso: Slip stitch as if to knit, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over.
Pattern used from KnittingstitchPatterns.com

What I thought: 
It was fun to knit this stitch. I liked the repetition and learned how to make 1 stitch into 5 by knitting and purling into the same stitch. It was a bit tricky at times, but watching the video knitting stitch patterns blog posted helped me to learn to do the stitch. I think I enjoyed knitting this stitch so much because as you are knitting, you can easily see the pattern forming and it looks really nice.

Knitter level: 
Intermediate- advanced:
I would rate this stitch pattern from intermediate to advanced because at times it can be a bit fiddly when you are knitting rows 7 and 13 then making 5 stitches out of 1. I had a difficult time at some points and had to remember how to do it properly. There are also many rows to keep track of, as usual I just highlighted the rows as I went along as to not forget which row I was working on. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it is always a pleasure to read your comments and your feedback on the stitch patterns. Have you knitted this stitch before and what did you make with it? If you liked this post and want to be updated on when I post Stitchy Saturday posts in the future, you can follow me on Bloglovin or Google Followers.  If you would like to see past posts I have done on learning new stitches, please can click here.

Have a great day! 

2 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern !!!
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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    1. Thanks Anna! Glad you liked the pattern :)

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