How to knit the Catherine Wheel stitch

from Annalisa Chelli - 26 September 2020

Annalisa Chelli

Community Manager at DHGshop
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September is almost over, which is also why we’ve chosen the Catherine Wheel stitch to add to the Knit Stitch collection. Because the weather is changing, it’s going to get a bit chillier and we need to get ready for winter. The yarn chosen for this tutorial is our best seller Piuma. So soft it’s addictive and as warm as a big hug. As October gets closer The Catherine Wheel stitch and Piuma are perfect for knitting up a scarf or a cozy blanket for sofa and film time.

catherine wheel knit stitch

The chosen color is Highland from the Print collection but there are loads of other colors to choose from on the shop.

Tutorial for knitting the Catherine Wheel stitch

MATERIALS
Piuma yarn col. Highland 100 g / 3.5 oz
Needles n° 8 EU / 11 US

PROCEDURE

It’s done on 20 foundation stitches.

Row 1: purl 1, knit 9, purl 9 and knit 1
row 2: purl 2, knit 8, purl 8 and knit 2
row 3: purl 3, knit 7, purl 7 and knit 3
row 4: purl 4, knit 6, purl 6 and knit 4
row 5: *purl 5 and knit 5*, repeat the part between the * another time
row 6: purl 6, knit 4, purl 4 and knit 6
row 7: purl 7, knit 3, purl 3 and knit 7
row 8: purl 8, knit 2, purl 3 and knit 8
row 9: purl 9, knit 1, purl 1 and knit 9
row 10: purl 10 and knit 10
row 11: knit 10, 1 bobble and purl 10.

To do the bobble, knit into back 1 in the thread that joins the previous stitch to the following one, turn and in the worked stitch: knit 1, knit into back 1, knit 1, knit into back 1, knit 1.
Turn and purl 5, turn and knit 5, turn and purl 5, turn and knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, turn and purl 3 together.

Row 12: knit 9, purl 2 together, that is, purl the following stitch and the stitch produced from the bobble together, knit 1 and purl 9
row 13: knit 8, purl 2, knit 2 and purl 8
row 14: knit 7, purl 3, knit 3 and purl 7
row 15: knit 6, purl 4, knit 4 and purl 6
row 16: *knit 5 and purl 5*, repeat the part between * 2 times
row 17: knit 4, purl 6, knit 6 and purl 4
row 18: knit 3, purl 7, knit 7 and purl 3
row 19: knit 2, purl 8, knit 8 and purl 2
row 20: knit 1, purl 9, knit 9 and purl 1
row 21: purl 10 and knit 10
row 22: knit 10 and purl 10
row 23: start again from row 1.

Schema punto girandola ai ferri

Please remember that the dark grey squares don’t mean anything and shouldn’t be counted when planning the design or whilst working. The light grey squares show the reverse stockinette stitch parts and the white squares the stockinette stitch part.

If you liked this Catherine Wheel knit stitch, then you might also enjoy the Window and Bubble knit stitch too.

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