The Faggot Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #101

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the faggot stitch. is a very simple lace stitch created by only using yarn overs and k2tog. It was originally used by fishermen to make nets but could be used to make anything from bags to sweaters to lightweight throws.

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Video Tutorial

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
k2tog
Knit two together
yo
Yarn Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • Row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from *to last st, k1
  • Repeat this row until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Faggot Stitch Right Side

Faggot Stitch Wrong Side

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