How to knit the cherry stitch

We’re going to learn how to do the cherry knit stitch today. If you’re looking for pulpy wool fruit hanging down in a cluster on a sweater or maxi scarf, then you should definitely try your hand at the cherry stitch.

This stitch, which is naturally bulky and soft looking, bursts into all its softness and three-dimensional effect when combined with our Piuma yarn. Treat yourself and try them out together!

Let's get started.


Tutorial to knit the cherry stitch

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

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy

METHOD
It's done on 11 stitches.

Row 1: purl
row 2: knit
row 3: purl 5, 1 H knot (= knit 1 in the next stitch, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1; turn, purl 5, turn, knit 5, turn, purl 5, turn, knit 5 together), purl 5
row 4: knit 5, purl into back 1, knit 5
row 5: purl 2, 1 H knot, purl 2, knit into back 1, purl 2, 1 H knot, purl 2
row 6: (knit 2, purl into back 1), repeat the part in brackets 3 times), knit 2
row 7: 1 H knot, purl into back 1, (knit into back 1, purl 2), twice, knit into back 1, purl 1, 1 H knot
row 8: purl into back 1, knit 1, purl into back 1, (knit 2, purl into back 1) twice, knit 1, purl into back 1
row 9: left purl cross 2 (=keep 1 stitch on hold at the front, purl 1, knit the stitch on hold), purl 1, left purl cross 2, knit into back 1, right purl cross 2 (= keep 1 stitch on hold at the back, knit 1, purl the stitch left on hold), purl 1, right purl cross 2
row 10: knit 1, right purl cross 2, knit 1, purl into back 3, knit 1, left purl cross 2, knit 1
row 11: purl 2, left purl cross 2, 1 purl increase (= lift up the horizontal thread that joins the previous stitch to the one next to it and purl into back), SK2P (slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over), 1 purl increase, right purl cross 2, purl 2
row 12: knit 3, right purl cross 2, purl into back 1, left purl cross 2, knit 3
row 13: purl 4, 1 purl increase, SK2P 1, 1 purl increase, purl 4
row 14: knit 5, purl into back 1, knit 5
row 15: purl
row 16: knit
row 17: repeat from the row 1.


<>If you liked this knit stitch you might also like the Window and Bubble stitch too.

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