How to Knit the Cocoon Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the cocoon stitch. This is a fascinating texture! Small textured cocoons are nested among waving ribs o make a beautiful bumpy fabric. the cocoon stitch would be fabulous used as a table runner or even an interesting sweater.

Skill: Experienced
Cast On: Multiples of 8 + 1

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Knit – k
Purl – p
K1 under running thread between the st just worked and the next st
Purl 5 Together – P5tog

Pattern Instructions:

Note: This pattern is completely reversible
Row 1: (wrong side) P1, *k1, p1, k5, p1; rep from * to end
Row 2: K1, *p5, k1, p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 3: P1, *k1 under running thread between the st just worked and the next st, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, k1 under next running thread, p1, p5tog, p1; rep from * to end
Row 4,6 & 8: K1, *p1, k1, p5, k1; rep from * to end
Row 5 & 7: P1, *k5, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end
Row 9: P1, *p5tog, p1, k1, under running thread, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, k1 under next running thread, p1; rep from 8 to end
Row 10: (rep row 2) K1, *p5, k1, p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 11: (rep row 1) (wrong side) P1, *k1, p1, k5, p1; rep from * to end
Row 12: (rep row 2) K1, *p5, k1, p1, k1, rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 – 12 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Cocoon Stitch Right Side
Example of the Cocoon Stitch Right Side(click for larger)
Cocoon Stitch Wrong Side
Example of the Cocoon Stitch Wrong Side(click for larger)

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