Inside: Learn the needle knit Reverse Edelweiss stitch pattern as flat panel or in the round. Includes tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters.
I recently made a video showing the Edelweiss stitch pattern. While I was working through the stitch pattern and converting it to work on the knitting loom I created a happy accident.
By reversing the order of a couple stitches I created a new stitch pattern!
I call this the Reverse Edelweiss stitch pattern. This small, textured pattern resembles mini tulips so an alternate name is the Mini Tulip stitch . It’s also surprisingly easy to knit up!
Needle Knit Reverse Edelweiss Stitch Features:
- Finished fabric doesn’t curl so you don’t need a border
- The fabric is very stretchy and had a slightly open airy feel
- Stitch pattern works both a flat panel or in the round
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K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 together
P2tog = Purl 2 together
St = stitch
Flat Panel Instructions
Multiple of 2 +1
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, *k2tog, p2tog in same st. Repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: *k2tog, p2tog in same st. Repeat from * to last st. K1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Edelweiss stitch pattern.
In the Round Instructions
Multiple of 4
Before beginning Rnd 1 on DPNs, slip last stitch on empty needle and stitch marker for beginning of round. This extra stitch keeps marker in place and is used in Rnd 2.
Rnd 1: Knit all.
Rnd 2: K1, *k2tog, p2tog in same st*. Repeat from * to * until 1 st remains. Slip 1 PW and remove marker. Slip previous st back on left needle. P2tog without dropping sts, move yarn to back and place marker on right needle. K2tog in same st.
Rnd 3: Knit all. (NOTE: The first st is already knit when finishing Rnd 2.)
Rnd 4: *K2tog, p2tog in same st*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Edelweiss stitch pattern.
Needle Knit Reverse Edelweiss Stitch Tutorial Video
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The following timestamps will help you navigate the video to just the section you’re looking for:
Reverse Edelweiss Timestamps
00:01:34 FLAT PANEL – SET UP
00:01:54 Row 1 RS
00:02:15 Row 2 WS
00:03:39 SLOW MOTION – k2tog & p2tog in same st
00:05:05 Troubleshooting – un-knit specula stitch
00:05:53 Row 3 RS
00:06:47 Row 4 WS
00:07:22 End of Row 4 & Repeating Notes
00:08:07 IN-THE-ROUND – SETUP
00:08:44 Round 1
00:09:34 Round 2
00:10:46 End of Round 2 – last st and 1st st
00:11:55 Round 3
00:12:12 Round 4 notes
00:13:04 Wrap up