Wheatear Stitch knitting pattern looks just as its name suggests, and it features motifs designed as wheatears with eyelets. The purl stitch in the background makes the motifs pop out even more, almost as if they are embossed on the knitted fabric.
Despite it looking complex, Wheatear Stitch is very easy. The pattern repeats every 16 rows in multiples of 8 + 6 stitches. This is a non-reversible pattern, and you will find many variations with the same name in other handicrafts as well, including hand embroidery and crochet.
You can feature this textured lace knitting pattern in projects like baby blankets, shawls, boot cuffs, and fingerless gloves.
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(Multiple of 8) + 6
Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|psso||Pass slipped stitch over|
|p2tog||Purl 2 stitches together|
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO a (Multiple of 8) + 6 sts. For example, you can cast on (8 x 2) + 6 = 22 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (RS):||p5, * k2, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p4; rep from * to last st, p1.|
|Row 2:||k5, * p2, yo, p2tog, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 4:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 5:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 6:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 7:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 8:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 9:||p1, * k2, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p1.|
|Row 10:||k1, * p2, yo, p2tog, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, yo, p2tog, k1.|
|Row 11:||Rep Row 9.|
|Row 12:||Rep Row 10.|
|Row 13:||Rep Row 9.|
|Row 14:||Rep Row 10.|
|Row 15:||Rep Row 9.|
|Row 16:||Rep Row 10.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (16 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy-to-learn, beginner-friendly ‘Textured Knitting Patterns‘:
- Pyramid Stitch Pattern
- Fluted Slipstitch Knitting Pattern
- Raised Paving Stitch Pattern
- Pillared Knot Stitch Pattern
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