Armor Knit Stitch aabharcreations

Armor Stitch Pattern | Knit with Aabhar

Pattern Description

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.

Video Tutorial

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 2) + 1 + 2 edge stitches

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This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

COCast on
k1tblKnit through back loop
RSRight side
st (s)Stitch (es)
WSWrong side

Pattern Instructions

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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  • Marie Daniels

    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?

    • aabharcreations4u

      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.

  • Marie Daniels

    Thank you so much. Love the Armir pattern. Will look forward to the tutorial. In the meantime I have your instructions to practice.🙏

  • Deanna Dement Myers

    I’m confused as to how to read the pattern.

    Do you start with a WS row?
    If you start WS and slip the LAST stitch, and the on the RS slip the FIRST stick, when does that edge stud ever get worked?

    Thanks for your help!

    • aabharcreations4u

      Hi Deanna, the pattern starts with Right Side.

      For the edge stitch, the first stitch is slip stitch in every row. The last stitch is either knit or purl. So, in this one, we are doing purl on RS and knit on WS.

      Hope that helps! 😊

  • Lauren

    Could I please have some clarification on the different needle sizes? The blog says you have used US sizes 11 and 2 (equivalent 8.00mm and 2.75mm) for the samples in the pictures. In the video, the two needles look much closer in size. The larger could be 8.00mm (it’s always tricky to guess) but the smaller looks more like a 4.00mm or 5.00mm. Could you please confirm what needles we should use? Thank you!

    • aabharcreations4u

      Hi Lauren, actually there was a little typo. I meant to write 11 and 12. There will be a difference of one size in the knitting needle for this stitch, as you rightly observed from the video. Thank you for pointing out the error. 😊

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