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Sugar-Plum Stitch

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Sugar Plum stitch - right side

Right-side Sugar-Plum Stitch

Sugar Plum stitch - wrong side

Wrong-side Sugar-Plum Stitch

The Sugar-Plum stitch produces a firm, non-curling, reversible fabric. The right side resembles flat weaving with a subtle, vertical ridging effect. The wrong side resembles seed stitch.

Pattern

Cast on an odd number of stitches.

Row 1: *Knit 1, bring yarn forward between needles, slip 1 (as if to purl), bring yarn toward the back between needles. Repeat from * . End knit 1.

Row 2: With yarn in back, *slip 1 (as if to purl), bring yarn forward between needles, purl 1, bring yarn toward the back between needles. Repeat from * . End slip 1.

Repeat these two rows for desired length.

Sugar-Plum Stitch Notes

– Be careful not to purl when you’re supposed to slip.  Accidentally purling on the right side will cause unwanted bumps on the smooth woven side. (This error can be seen in the image of the right-side sample on the left-hand side of the piece.)

– Sample is worked with 4 rows of knit (garter stitch) to show the contrast between the different textures, with worsted weight wool, on size US 7 (4.5mm) needles).

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