How to Knit the Smock Stitch

Smock Stitch Beanie Knit Pattern - New Design Coming Soon!

Smock Stitch Beanie Knit Pattern – New Design Coming Soon!

The smock stitch is a beautiful, classy knit stitch which creates a gorgeous texture.  I have a pair of mittens that I absolutely love featuring the stitch, and I used this stitch for my daughter’s first hat….it’s versatile, and oh-so-pretty!

I have a couple of upcoming patterns (both knit and crochet as I figured out a way to crochet this stitch too) featuring the Smock Stitch and, as always, I wanted to make sure to provide a resource for anyone who might not have tried it before.

Check out this step by step photo tutorial on how to knit the smock stitch!

 

Follow your pattern up until the point it calls for you to do the Smock Stitch.  Chances are your pattern will feature a K2, P2 ribbing.

Ready to start Smock Stitch

Ready to start Smock Stitch

Insert your right needle between the 6th and 7th stitches on your left needle.

Insert right needle between 6th and 7th sts on left needle.

Insert right needle between 6th and 7th sts on left needle.

Wrap yarn as if to knit and draw a loop between the sts and onto your right needle.

Wrap yarn as if to knit and pull a loop between the sts.

Wrap yarn as if to knit and pull a loop between the sts.

Place loop onto left needle in front of all stitches.

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Place loop onto left needle in front of all sts

K2tog (the loop you just placed and the first stitch).

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Knit the loop you just placed and the first stitch together.

K1, P2, K2 to finish the Smock Stitch

K1, P2, K2 to finish the Smock Stitch

K1, P2, K2 to finish the Smock Stitch

 

Ready to give it a try!?  Keep an eye out for my new Smock Stitch Beanie Knitting Pattern coming out next week.

One Comment On “How to Knit the Smock Stitch”

  1. Will you have a video for this as well?

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