How to knit a treetop stitch

Today we’re going to learn how to knit a treetop stitch together. It is a truly beautiful stitch, evocative of the liberty style stained glass windows with their botanical-themed arabesques. Perfect for decorating the end of a scarf or the front of a sweater. The yarn used for the treetop stitch is Piuma in the colour Lace.


Tutorial: how to knit a treetop stitch

MATERIALS
Piuma yarn col. Lace 100 g / 3.5 oz
Knitting needle n° 8 EU / 11 US

Piuma - 100 g - The Dégradé Print Collection
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Raspberry
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Piuma - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Lace
1 pc. € 7,97

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Intermediate

METHOD 

We work off 28 foundation stitches.

Row 1: purl 13, knit 2 and purl 13
row 2: knit 13, purl 2 and knit 13
row 3: purl 11, cross stitch 2 right A, cross stitch 2 right, cross stitch 2 left A and finally purl 11.

To knit 2 cross stitches right A, keep 1 open stitch behind, knit 1 and then purl the open stitch.
To knit 2 cross stitches right A, keep 1 open stitch behind, knit 1 and then knit the open stitch.
To knit 2 cross stitches left A, keep 1 open stitch in front, purl 1, and then knit the open stitch.

Row 4: knit 10, cross stitch 2 left A, knit 1, purl 2, knit 1, cross stitch 2 right A, knit 10
row 5: purl 9, cross stitch 2 right A, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, cross stitch 2 left A, purl 9
row 6: knit 8, cross stitch 2 left, knit 3, purl 2, knit 3, cross stitch 2 right A, knit 8
row 7: purl 7, cross stitch 2 right A, knit 5 in 1 stitch, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, knit 5 in 1 stitch, cross stitch 2 left A, purl 7
row 8:  knit 6, cross stitch 2 left A, knit 1, purl 5, knit 3, purl 2, knit 3, purl 5, knit 1, cross stitch 2 right A, knit 6
row 9: purl 5, cross stitch 2 right A, purl 2, knit 5 together, purl 1, cross stitch 2 right A, cross stitch 2 right, cross stitch 2 left A, purl 1, knit 5 together, purl 2, cross stitch 2 left A, purl 5
row 10: (knit 4 and then cross stitch 2 left A) repeat the steps in brackets 1 more time, knit 1, purl 2, knit 1, (cross stitch 2 right A, knit 4) repeat the steps in brackets 2 times
row 11: purl 3, cross stitch 2 right A, purl 4, cross stitch 2 right A, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, cross stitch 2 left A, 4 stitches a purl, cross stitch 2 left A, purl 3
row 12: repeat steps in row 6
row 13: purl 3, knit 5 in 1 stitch, purl 3, cross stitch 2 right A, knit 5 in 1 stitch, purl 3, knit 2, purl 3, knit 5 in 1 stitch, cross stitch 2 left A, purl 3, knit 5 in 1 stitch, purl 3
row 14: knit 3, purl 5, knit 2, cross stitch 2 left A, knit 1, purl 5, knit 3, purl 2, knit 3, purl 5, knit 1, cross stitch 2 right A, knit 2, purl 5, knit 3
row 15: purl 3, knit 5 together, purl 1, cross stitch 2 right A, purl 2, knit 5 together, purl 1 cross stitch 2 right A, cross stitch 2 left A, purl 1, purl 5 together, 2 purl, cross stitch left A, purl 1, purl 5 together, purl 3
row 16: repeat steps in row 10
row 17: repeat steps from row 11.


Carry out the instructions given.

If you enjoyed discovering and creating the treetop stitch, then we suggest also reading how to knit the basketweave stitch.

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