Leaning Bud Stitch and Deluxe DK Superwash, Crisscrossed Stitches and Universal Yarn Bella Chenille and Ridged Ribbing and Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme, are three of the textured stitches we’ve been experimenting with this week while revisiting favorite yarns. Today is no exception as we knit the Bump Stitch with Bamboo Pop by Universal Yarn. I wrote a series of KNITmuch blog posts about good textures and projects to make with Bamboo Pop, and Michelle Nussey wrote about the antimicrobial and hypoallergenic qualities of Bamboo Pop and shared some lovely stitch patterns as well. This truly is one of our favorite yarns at KNITmuch.
The Bump Stitch is a less conventional way to make ribbing be more about columns of texture than elasticity. If you have a project that needs a decorative edge without the gather factor, this Bump Stitch ribbing will be the right application. BTW, how do you like my Knitter’s Pride Zing needles?! They’re so smooth to knit with and they come in Zing interchangeable circular needles and Zing double pointed needles too!
Bump-st = Knit through back loop of next st but leave on LH needle, wrap yarn around RH needle clockwise, bringing yarn from back over RH needle and return to back between two needle tips, knit same st together with next stitch through back loops.
K = Knit
K1dbl (knit 1 double) = Insert RH needle in next st, wrap yarn around needle twice and knit up both loops, slipping st of LH needle.
P = Purl
Prw1 (reverse wrap purl) = Insert RH needle as if to purl wrap yarn clockwise around RH needle tip, finish purl as usual.
Rep = Repeat(s/ed/ing)
Sl = Slip
Sts = Stitch(es)
Wyib = with yarn in back
Wyif = with yarn in front
Cast on a multiple of 5, plus 2.
Row 1: Wyib, sl 1, k1, p1, k1dbl, p1, bump-st, [p1, k1dbl, p1, bump-st] across to last 5 sts, p1, k1dbl, p1, k2.
Row 2: Wyif, sl 1, p1, [k1, wyif sl 1, k1, prw1, k2tog-tbl] across to last 5 sts, k1, wyif, sl 1, k1, p2.
Repeat 2 rows for pattern.
Let’s look at a video for some of the more intricate tips on working this stitch easily.
Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop showcases this ribbing pattern beautifully without compromising its stitch definition!
We have one more textured stitch pattern to introduce you to this week. Please come back tomorrow for the Lattice Stitch Lace pattern.
This is part 4 of 5 in this series
Go back to part 3: Not knit nupps nor knots: buds are the alternative stitch!
Go to part 5: Knitting the Lattice Stitch with Merino Mist