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Oyster Stitch

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About This Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the oyster stitch. The oyster stitch creates a floral looking design. The oyster stitch would be great for hats, gloves, and headbands!

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

Techniques Used in this Stitch

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
Oyster 5
Oyster over 5: Slip next 5 sts to RH needle dropping extra wraps, slip them back to LH needle, (k1,p1,k1,p1,k1) into all 5 sts tog, wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Row Repeat

8

Stitch Repeat

6+7

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 7

Note: be sure to bring yarn between the needle points (not over needle) for each st when working (k1,p1,k1,p1,k1) into all 5 sts tog.

Row 1: (RS):
Knit across.
Row 2:
P1, *p5, wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, p1; rep from * across.
Row 3:
K1, *Oyster 5, k1; rep from * across.
Row 4:
P1, *k5, dropping extra wraps, p1; rep from * across.
Row 5:
Knit across.
Row 6:
P4, *p5, wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 7:
K4, *Oyster 5, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 8:
P4, *k5, dropping extra wraps, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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