Knitting Stitches: How to Knit the Elongated Stitch
If you haven’t checked out Knitscene Summer 2016, you most definitely should! It is one of the most beautiful knitting magazines I have ever seen! Included in this issue is this beautiful piece-the Atoll Cowl designed by Jenn Emerson. This cowl includes one of those somewhat tricky stitches, the elongated stitch, so we will break down how to knit it today.
I am demonstrating today on slightly thicker yarn than the pattern calls for so you can see the stitches a little more clearly. Below is a picture of what one of the elongated stitch bands looks like. Now, I’m getting ready to start my second round of the elongated stitch band.
The Elongated Stitch Band’s first round instructs you:
Rnd 1 *K1, wrapping yarn 3 times around right needle instead of once; rep from * to end.
For Rnd 2 *K1, dropping all 3 wraps as st is removed from left needle; rep from * to end.
- This is one of those knitting stitches where you need to keep your wraps nice and loose so they slide easily along your needle with ease.
- Try not to let your extra wraps get all jumbled and overlap a ton as they slide around the needle. This can cause your stitches to get stuck as they go onto the thicker part of your needle.
- If your stitch marker creates added tangles with all the extra wrapping of stitches, you can remove it for these two rounds, if you want. It should be pretty obvious when one round ends and the next begins. Just remember to put the marker back when you return to your regular knitting rounds.