Give the Trellis Stitch knitting pattern a try for an easy but at the same time super delicate knitting stitch!
It is one of those knitting stitches that is perfect for many different types of projects, from home decor to clothing pieces. It adapts very well to both the warmth and softness of wool and the cooler look of cotton.
The base of this stitch is worked in Stockinette Stitch, while the light net on top of it is created by passing the thread in front of small groups of stitches: small segments of free thread remain separated from the fabric and are then hooked, raised upwards and secured at their center point, creating zig-zag lines.
These steps are repeated alternately to create a geometric diamond pattern.
Believe it: it sounds a lot more complicated than it is! Read on to find the pattern and full instructions of the Trellis Stitch!
- Beechwood knitting needles, size 8 mm / US 11 – you can choose the right needle size adjusting to your yarn and tension
- Bettaknit’s Biologica in the color Valentine Pink
FOR THIS KNITTING STITCH, YOU MIGHT NEED
Trellis Stitch: knitting pattern, stitches and techniques used
- Slipped stitch purl-wise
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Trellis Stitch: knitting pattern and instructions
The Trellis Stitch design is made by repeating 8 rows in the same order until you reach the desired length.
Note: be careful to keep an even tension throughout your work to make it as neat as possible.
It is worked on a multiple of 6 + 3 stitches.
- Row 1 [Wrong Side] and following odd rows: purl rows.
- Row 2 [Right Side]: knit 2 stitches, *slip 5 stitches purl-wise with yarn in the front (that means, bring the yarn towards you as if to purl, slip 5 stitches purl-wise, bring the yang back behind the right needle), knit 1 stitch*, repeat from * to * until you have 1 stitch left on the needle, knit 1 stitch.
Note: be careful not to pull too tightly on the yarn when you bring it in front of the work and back behind it: just gently pass the thread over the stitches, but do not leave it too loose either.
- Row 4: knit 2 stitches, *knit 2 stitches, catch the thread and knit 1 stitch (with your right needle, catch the thread below, then knit the next stitch, passing the right needle back under the thread), knit 3 stitches*, repeat from * to * until you have 1 stitch left on the needle, knit 1 stitch.
- Row 6: knit 1 stitch, slip 3 stitches purl-wise with yarn in the front, knit 1 stitch, *slip 5 stitches purl-wise with yarn in the front, knit 1 stitch*, repeat from * to * until you have 4 stitches left on the needle, slip 3 stitches purl-wise with yarn in the front, knit 1 stitch.
- Row 8: knit 1 stitch, catch the thread and knit 1 stitch, knit 3 stitches, *knit 2 stitches, catch the thread and knit 1 stitch, knit 3 stitches*, repeat from * to * until you have 4 stitches left on the needle, knit 2 stitches, catch the thread and knit 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch.
Repeat from Row 1 to Row 8 until your work reaches the desired length.
Trellis Stitch: knitting pattern and chart
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If you enjoyed this three-dimensional knitting stitch, you will definitely love the Two-color Brick Wall Stitch too!
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