Swatches
Thorn Stitch

Thorn Stitch

Two color
Texture
  • Colorwork effect
  • Graphic style
  • Easy to memorize

Create a colorwork effect without the effort! This gorgeous texture shines in two contrasting colors.

  • Colorwork effect
  • Graphic style
  • Easy to memorize
Bellish thorn stitch raglan sweater illustration
Bellish thorn stitch raglan sweater illustration
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This swatch has been knit with
Whidbey yarn by Makers Mercantile
Whidbey yarn by Makers Mercantile

Swatch Pattern

Note: You will need 2 contrasting colors for this swatch.

With Color A, cast on 35 stitches using your favorite cast on method.

With Color A, knit four rows (garter stitch edge).

Row 1 (RS): With Color A, K5, [(k1-yo-k1) in next st, k3] rep bet brackets to last 6 st, (k1-yo-k1), k5

Row 2 (WS): With Color B, K3, p2, [sl3wyif, p3] rep bet brackets to last 8 st, sl3wyif, p2, k3

Row 3 (RS): With Color B, K4, [k2tog, sl1wyib, ssk, k1] repeat between brackets to last 3 st, k3

Row 4 (WS): With Color A, K3, p4, [sl1wyif, p3] rep bet brackets to last 4 st, p1, k3

Row 5 (RS): With Color A, K7, [(k1-yo-k1) in next st, k3] rep bet brackets to last 4 st, k4

Row 6 (WS): With Color B, K3, p4, [sl3wyif, p3] rep bet brackets to last last 4 st, p1, k3

Row 7 (RS): With Color B, K6, [k2tog, sl1wyib, ssk, k1] rep bet brackets to last 5 st, p2, k3

Row 8 (WS): With Color A, K3, p2 [sl1wyif, p3] rep bet brackets to last 6 st, sl1wyif, p2, k3

Repeat rows 1-8 until swatch measures 4.5/11.25 cm.

Knit four rows (garter stitch edge).

Bind off on the next row in knit.

Wet block your swatch and pin flat until dry.

Abbreviations

k - Knit

K1-yo-k1 – Into one stitch: knit one, then yarn over, then knit 1 again (2 st inc into one stitch)

p - Purl

RS - Right Side

sl1wyib – Slip one stitch (without working it) with working yarn held to the back

sl3wyib – Slip three stitches (without working them) with working yarn held to the back

st - Stitch/stitches

WS - Wrong Side