The Lotus Flower Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #73

Stitch Description

The Lotus Flower Stitch is a beautiful lacy pattern that creates a tight fabric that resembles interlocking flower blossoms. It’s great for a scarf, shawl or wrap, or blanket.

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Materials Used

Sock-Ease Yarn

Sock-Ease is a traditional fingering-weight sock yarn designed to produce flowing color patterns in a sophisticated palette. Great for socks, scarves and other accessories, Sock-Ease is finished with aloe vera to soften your hands as you knit or crochet.

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Montana Mountain Bocote Double Pointed Knitting Needles

These beautiful knitting needles are made from Bocote wood. This wood comes from Mexico and has a beautiful and unique grain pattern, creating dark swirls against a golden backdrop. Because of this wood’s striking, zebra-like contrasts, these needles are eye-catching. Montana Mountain Knitting Needles hand-makes these excellent tools in Seeley Lake, Montana.

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Purl Stitch
Purl Three Together Make Three – Insert working needle into the first 3 sets on main needle, p3tog, keeping sts on main needle. Yo, insert working needle back into all 3 sts, p3tog.
Purl Five Together Make Five – Insert working needle into the first 5 sts on main needle, p5tog. [Yo, insert working needle back into all 5 sts, p5tog] twice, slip the 5 working sts off of main needle.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 1

  • Row 1: Purl all stitches.
  • Row 2: P1, *p5togm5, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: Purl all Stitches.
  • Row 4: P3togm3, p1, *p5togm5, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3togm3.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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