The Popcorn Stitch

Stitch Description

I love the movies. I have literally spent entire days at the theater going from film to film. I love everything about the experience. The neon lights, the giant movie posters, the cushy red seats with the arm that lifts up so I can cuddle with my wife. I think if it were legal I’d marry the movies. But alas, polygamy is against the law in the US.

But do you know what the best part of going to the movies is?

The popcorn! There’s nothing like a fresh bag of hot popcorn drenched in butter oil and sprinkled with salt. It’s so light and crunchy and buttery and salty. It’s making my mouth water.

Now if only we could combine that experience with knitting.

Oh but we can! With this cool little bobble technique called the popcorn stitch. Just don’t try to eat it. Even if you butter and salt it, yarn doesn’t taste very good. Don’t ask.

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Technique Instructions

3 Stitch Popcorn Bobble

  • ON THE RIGHT SIDE
  • Step 1: Insert your working needle into the first stitch on your main needle knitwise and knit one. Leave the stitch on the needle.
  • Step 2: Move your working yarn to the front and purl one into the same stitch.
  • Step 3: Move your working yarn to the back and knit one into the same stitch.
  • ON THE WRONG SIDE
  • Step 4: Insert your working needle into all three stitches purlwise and purl 3 together.

4 Stitch Popcorn Bobble

  • ON THE RIGHT SIDE
  • Step 1: Insert your working needle into the first stitch on your main needle knitwise and knit one. Leave the stitch on the needle.
  • Step 2: Move your working yarn to the front and purl one into the same stitch.
  • Step 3: Move your working yarn to the back and knit one into the same stitch.
  • Step 4: Move your working yarn to the front and purl one into the same stitch.
  • ON THE WRONG SIDE
  • Step 5: Insert your working needle into all four stitches purlwise and purl four stitches together.

5 Stitch Popcorn Bobble

  • ON THE RIGHT SIDE
  • Step 1: Insert your working needle into the first stitch on your main needle knitwise and knit one. Leave the stitch on the needle.
  • Step 2: Move your working yarn to the front and purl one into the same stitch.
  • Step 3: Move your working yarn to the back and knit one into the same stitch.
  • Step 4: Move your working yarn to the front and purl one into the same stitch.
  • Step 5: Move your working yarn to the back and knit one into the same stitch.
  • ON THE WRONG SIDE
  • Step 6: Insert your working needle into all five stitches purlwise and purl five stitches together.

Example Photos

Example of the Popcorn Stitch

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