Stitch of the Week: Thunderbird Stitch


thunderbird stitch

The Wool Shop’s Naomi Harrod is back with her ‘Stitch of the Week’.

thunderbird stitch

The Thunderbird Stitch is a stitch that uses only knit and purl stitches and creates a fantastic design. Try your hand at knitting the Thunderbird Stitch this week and let us know what you think, and how you got on! If you’re new to knitting, you should not find this stitch difficult at all.

Difficulty: Easy

A modern and super easy stitch.  This looks beautiful knitted up into a cushion cover or a funky jumper.

 

Abbreviations:

St(s): stitch(es)

K: knit

P: purl

 

Cast on a multiple of 14 sts + 1
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, * p13, k1; rep from * to end
Row 3: K1, * p1, k11, p1, k1; rep from * to end
Row 4: P1, * k2, p9, k2, p1; rep from * to end
Row 5: K1, * p3, k7, p3, k1; rep from * to end
Row 6: P1, * k4, p5, k4, p1; rep from * to end
Row 7: K1, * p5, k3, p5, k1; rep from * to end
Row 8: P1, * k6, p1; rep from * to end
Row 9: Purl
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: K7, * P1, k13; rep from *, ending last rep with k7
Row 12: P6, * k1, p1, k1, p11; rep from *, ending last rep with p6
Row 13: K5, * p2, k1, p2, k9; rep from *, ending last rep with k5
Row 14: P4, * k3, p1, k3, p7; rep from *, ending last rep with p4
Row 15: K3, * p4, k1, p4, k5; rep from *, ending last rep with k3
Row 16: P2, * k5, p1, k5, p3; rep from *, ending last rep with p2
Row 17: K1, * p6, k1; rep from * to end
Row 18: Knit

 

Repeat rows 1 – 18

 

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