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A Fruity Stitch for Knitters

A swatch of knitted pineapple stitch.

When I first saw pineapple stitch, I couldn’t figure out why this simple but elegant stitch was given such an odd name. On closer inspection, I suddenly realised!

Little knit stitches that look like pineapples
It’s made up of thousands of tiny pineapples!

Pineapple stitch was particularly popular in the 1930’s and 40’s, often seen on the short sleeve tops that were a staple garment in the era.

Pineapple stitch looks particularly nice worked in a smooth yarn, although a very fine and subtle bouclé would make a very interesting fabric.

I hope you’ve enjoying my little knitted stitch pattern feature over the past few weeks. I have five stitches left in this series. If you’d like to be notified via email whenever I post a new stitch or pattern, you can sign up over on the left (if you’re on a desktop or laptop computer), or beneath this post on tablets or mobile. I never share anyone’s email address with any third parties and will only use it to notify you of new posts.


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