Easy knitting stitch: the waffle stitch knitting pattern

If you're like me, you might like to make small samples to try new knitting stitches….

Here's one that I like.  This pattern requires a number of stitches that divides by 3 plus one stitch. For example, you could cast on 46 stitches (15 x 3) + 1.

So, cast on a multiple of 3 stitches + 1. Then, knit as follows:

1st  row (right side): P1 , *k2,  p1;  rep from * to end.
2nd row: K1, *p2, k1; rep from * to end.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Knit.
Rep these 4 rows.

I discovered this point in a vintage knitting book.  It’s a very soft point that doesn’t roll.  Ideal for a warm scarf or for making a blanket! ... but I think it would be great for a big sweater!

My sample was knitted with acrylic yarn, on 5.5mm needles while knitting 18 stitches.  The result may be different (and this is what is interesting) if you do it with another kind of wool and needle size.

Happy knitting!

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