Knit with Aabhar – Armor Stitch Pattern
Armor Stitch Pattern is a simple yet unique knitting pattern. It only involves basic knits and purls to create an airy and stretchy textured fabric. Although it looks like a mesh pattern, it is quite voluminous. Like the Rib Checks Stitch Pattern, this pattern also uses knit-through back loop stitches.
What makes it unique is how the pattern is knitted! You need two knitting needles of different sizes to create this Armor Stitch Pattern. For example, the pattern in the pictures was knitted with knitting needles of sizes 11 and 2 (US sizes). For the pattern, you’ll have to cast on with the larger needle and then knit the next row with the smaller knitting needle.
The Armor Stitch Pattern is not a reversible pattern, and it is ideal for knitting projects like scarves, summer tunics, shawls, and even light blankets.
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(Multiple of 2) + 1 + 2 edge stitches
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|k1tbl||Knit through back loop|
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO (Multiple of 2 stitches) + 1 stitch + 2 edge stitches with the larger needle. For example, you can cast on (2 x 10) + 1 + 2 = 23 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (with smaller needle):||(RS) – edge st, * p1, k1tbl; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st.|
|Row 2 (with larger needle):||edge st, k1tbl, * p1, k1tbl; rep from * to last st, edge st.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (2 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy-to-learn beginner-friendly ‘Textured patterns‘:
- Garter Slip Stitch Pattern
- Embossed Lozenge Stitch Pattern
- Two-Tone Trellis Stitch Pattern
- Rib Checks Stitch Pattern
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Love the Armor Stitch Pattern.
How do you add a stitch to make the piece wider and likewise, how to you take out a stitch to make the piece smaller?
This pattern is worked over a multiple of 2 stitches and 1 additional stitch. Also, we recommend adding 2 edge stitches to the final count to handle the edges better.
So, to make the piece wider, you can add any multiple of 2 stitches to your initial count of stitches. Similarly, to make the piece smaller, you take out any multiple of 2 stitches from your final count of stitches.
As an example, let’s say you cast on 23, which is (2 x 10) stitches + 1 stitch + 2 edge stitches for your initial piece. To make it wider, you would add in multiples of 2, so 25 stitches, 27 stitches, 29 stitches, 31 stitches and so on. And to make the piece smaller, you would take out in multiples of 2, so 21 stitches, 19 stitches, and so on. The trick is to always follow the pattern repeat of –
(Multiple of 2 stitches) + 1 stitch + 2 edge stitches.
We hope this helps. We will be posting a video tutorial of this shortly. So, you can also check it out.
Thank you so much. Love the Armir pattern. Will look forward to the tutorial. In the meantime I have your instructions to practice.🙏
Hi Marie, here’s the link to video tutorial
Armor Stitch – https://youtu.be/aiI70wB8EBU
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