April 25, 2021

How to Needle Knit the Reverse Edelweiss Stitch

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!

needle knit reverse edelweiss stitch pattern close up
Reverse Edelweiss 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

needle knit reverse edelweiss stitch flat panel

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

needle knit reverse edelweiss stitch in the round

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.


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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
00:00:00 Welcome
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
00:08:44 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

Right handed

Left handed

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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