How to Knit: The Smock Stitch

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The Smock stitch creates a raised diamond pattern that will give an interesting texture to designs like pullovers and bags.

Also known as: smocking stitch.

Skill: Intermediate

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Slip Stitch – sl

Pattern:

Row 1 (Wrong Side): P3, *k2, p4,* rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 2: K3, *sl 2, k4,* rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: P3, *sl 2, p4,* rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 4: K1, *sl next 2 sts on spare needle and leave at back, k1, k 2 off the spare needle, sl next stitch on spare needle, and leave at front, k2, k1 off spare needle,* repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 5: P6, *k2, p4,* rep from * to last 6 sts, p6.

Row 6: K6, *sl 2, k4,* rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 7: P6, *sl 2, p4,* rep from * to last 6 sts, p6.

Row 8: K4, *sl next 2 sts on spare needle and leave at back, k1, k 2 off spare needle, sl next stitch on spare needle and leave at front, k2, k 1 off spare needle,* repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

The Smock Stitch

Patterns that use this stitch:

Cotton Bam Boo Smocked Top from Classic Elite Yarns

Leyburn Socks by MintyFresh

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You can find more stitches like this in:
The Harmony Guides: Cables and Arans

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