The Cocoon Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #100

Stitch Description

The Cocoon Stitch creates a fascinating texture! Small textured cocoons are nested among waving ribs to make a beautiful bumpy fabric. It would be fabulous used as a table runner, bag or even an interesting sweater.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
P5tog
K1 under running thread between the st just worked and the next st Purl 5 Together


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Advanced

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 8 + 1

  • 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: K1, *p1, k1, p5, k1; rep from * to end
  • Row 5: P1, *k5, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end
  • Row 6: K1, *p1, k1, p5, k1; rep from * to end
  • Row 7: P1, *k5, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end
  • Row 8: K1, *p1, k1, p5, k1; 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 * 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.

Swatch Photos

Cocoon Stitch Right Side

Cocoon Stitch Wrong Side

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