Knit and Crochet Net Stitches
This week on Ask Me Monday (live on Facebook on Mondays at 12pmCT) I show how to knit and crochet the net stitch, a great choice for summer tops, swimsuit cover-ups, and market bags like those featured in the July YarnYAY! pack. Give the episode a watch, then put your skills to work with the practice swatches below. Enjoy!
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Knit Net Stitch
Worked in multiples of 2.
Row 1: *YO, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K2tog, YO; rep from * to end
Row 4: Knit.
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern stitch.
Rnd 1: *YO, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K2tog, YO; rep from * to end
Rnd 4: Purl.
Repeat these 4 rnds for pattern stitch.
CO 20 sts.
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Row 3: K2, *YO, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: *K2tog, YO; rep from * to end
Row 6: Knit.
Repeat Rows 3-6until piece measures 4″ (or until you’ve got the hang of it).
Last 2 Rows: Knit.
Crochet Net Stitch
Worked in multiples of 4 + 5 for foundation ch.
Row 1: Sc in 9th ch from hook, *ch 5, sk 3, sc in next ch; rep from * to end. Turn.
Row 2: *Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to end. Turn.
Note: Directions are essentially the same for this pattern stitch, worked in-the-round. The only difference would be that you would join the round OR work in spiral.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and to end. Turn. — 20 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as sc), sc in same st, and envery st to end.
Row 3: *Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to end. Turn.
Repeat Row 3 until piece measures 4″ (or until you’ve got the hang of it).
Last 2 Rows: Ch 1, sc in every st to end.