Alternating Bubble Stitch is a simple knitting pattern that’s easy to learn. Although it may look complex, it only involves basic knit and purl stitches. The design is knitted over multiples of 8 + 4 stitches, and it repeats every 12 rows. It is not a reversible knitting pattern.
You can knit this gorgeous Alternating Bubble Knitting Pattern in projects such as blankets and fancy sweaters. It has a good texture and works up quickly, so you won’t be spending ages knitting a blanket with this stitch.
(Multiple of 8) + 4
Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other standard knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO (Multiple of 8 sts) + 4 sts. For example, you can cast on (8 x 2) + 4 = 20 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1:||(RS) – p4, * k4, p4; rep from * to end.|
|Row 2:||k1, p2, k1, * p4, k1, p2, k1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 4:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 5:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 6:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 7:||k4, * p4, k4; rep from * to end.|
|Row 8:||p4, * k1, p2, k1, p4; rep from * to end.|
|Row 9:||Rep Row 7.|
|Row 10:||Rep Row 8.|
|Row 11:||Rep Row 7.|
|Row 12:||Rep Row 8.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (12 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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