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How to Knit the Mistake Stitch

Updated January 02, 2018
How to Knit the Mistake Stitch
How to Knit the Mistake Stitch
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Ready for a stitch that is really hard to mess up actually? This How to Knit the Mistake Stitch video tutorial is actually a conundrum in how easy it is to recreate this knitting stitch. As long as you are okay with a repetitive structure, then you are going to be able to master this knitting beginner stitch in no time. You simply just have to continue to repeat the same method, but the end result of the mistake stitch is going to give you gorgeous deep rivets in any of your DIY knitting projects! 


Materials List

  • Yarn
  • Knitting needles

How to Knit the Mistake Stitch

Mistake Stitch Knitting Tutorial

  1. Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 3 stitches. 

  2. Row 1: knit 2, purl 2 and repeat until you only have 3 stitches left on your needle. 
    Knit 2 and purl 1 for your last three stitches. 

  3. Flip your work to the wrong side. 

  4. Row 2: knit 2, purl 2, and repeat until you only have 3 stitches left.
    On your last 3 stitches, knit 2 and purl 1. 

  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until you have finished your project. 

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