How to knit the elongated stitch

from Annalisa Chelli - 18 July 2020

Annalisa Chelli

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Annalisa Chelli

We’re going to learn how to do the Elongated stitch today. It’s knitted and suitable for scarves and blankets and even a sheer top. That’s why we’ve chosen Cleopatra, in cotton and linen, in the colour Citron for this stitch. However, you’ve got the choice of all 10 colours in the collection. There are either shiny or matte and all gorgeous.

Let’s get started.

elongated stitch

It’s done on a foundation of 24 stitches.

1st row: knit 2, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 8, yarn over 1, knit 8, knit 2 together, yarn over 1, knit 2.

2nd row: purl 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 7, yarn over 1, 2 stitches in one, yarn over 1, purl 7, purl 2 together through the back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2.

To do the 2 stitches in one: purl 1 and purl 1 through the back loops in the same stitch.

3rd row: knit 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, 1 yarn over, 1 pass, knit 6, yarn over 1, knit 4, yarn over 1, knit 6, knit 2 together, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, knit 2.

4th row: purl 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 5, yarn over 1, purl 6, yarn over 1, purl 5, purl 2 together through back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2.

5th row: knit 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 4, yarn over 1, knit 8, yarn over 1, knit 4, knit 2 together, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, knit 2.

6th row: purl 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 3, yarn over 1, purl 10, yarn over 1, purl 3, purl 2 through back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2.

7th row: knit 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 2, yarn over 1, knit 12, yarn over 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, knit 2.

8th row: purl 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 1, yarn over 1, purl 14, yarn over 1, purl 1, purl 2 together through back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2.

9th row: knit 2, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, knit 8, knit 2 together, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 8, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, knit 2.

10th row: purl 3, yarn over 1, purl 7, purl 2 together through back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 7, yarn over 1, purl 3.

11th row: knit 4, yarn over 1, knit 6, knit 2 together, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 6, yarn over 1, knit 4.

12th row: purl 5, yarn over 1, purl 5, purl 2 together through back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 5, yarn over 1, purl 5.

13th row: knit 6, yarn over 1, knit 4, knit 2 together, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 4, yarn over 1, knit 6.

14th row: purl 7, yarn over 1, purl 3, purl 2 together through back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 3, yarn over 1, purl 7.

15th row: knit 8, yarn over 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 2, 1 yarn over, knit 8.

16th row: purl 9, yarn over 1, purl 1, purl 2 together through back loops, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, purl 2 together, purl 1, yarn over 1, purl 9.

17th row: knit 2, yarn over 1, pass 1, knit 8, drop the yarn over from the previous row, yarn over 1, knit 8, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, knit 2.

18th row: repeat from the 2nd row.

elongated stitch tutorial - cotton and linen yarn
pattern

Whilst following the pattern for the elongated stitch please remember that the grey squares don’t mean anything and shouldn’t be counted when planning the design or whilst working.

If you liked this stitch you might like how to knit the openwork diamonds stitch too.

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