Spring is in the air and here at DHG we’re in the mood for stitches that really honour this wonderful season. So that’s exactly why, among all the ones we’ve got on file, we’ve chosen the Mimosa stitch. Why do we like it? Because it’s easy to do and really effective. What’s more, it’s 3 dimensional but not too bulky making it suitable for loads of different types of projects.
For this stitch, we’ve used our Piuma extra fine pure merino wool which you’re probably asking yourselves why we chose a wool yarn for a springtime project, aren’t you? Ok you’ve got us, we can’t deny it, we absolutely love wool and in our opinion it’s suitable for any season! I particularly love pure wool or pure cashmere cardigans and wear them all year round. In spring and autumn, I wear them instead of a coat and in the summer I wear them over my shoulders when the evenings are a bit chilly. They are like a big hug and très chic.
By the way, Piuma’s new colours came out a few days ago. Printed or plain, bold or pastel you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The Mimosa stitch is done on a multiple of 4 stitches.
Row 1 and all the uneven rows: purl
row 2: *3 stitches in 1 (=knit 1 in the same stitch, purl 1 and knit 1), purl 3 together *, always repeat from * to *.
row 4: *purl 3 together, 3 stitches in 1 *
row 6: repeat from row 2.
Here's a close up of the Mimosa stitch.
I’m thinking that my next cardigan is definitely going to be made with the Mimosa stitch and more than likely it’ll be embellished with our crochet wool flowers. I’m by no means able to make them myself, so I'm going to take full advantage of the fact that they're already made and put them to good use. What about you?
If you liked this tutorial and would like to continue learning how to knit, then you should definitely take a look at this tutorial too: How to knit the Mussolini stitch (or mock fisherman's rib stitch).