How to knit the Mimosa stitch

from Gaia Gualtieri - 8 March 2019

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Spring is in the air and here at DHG we’re in the mood for stitches that really honour this wonderful season. So that’s exactly why, among all the ones we’ve got on file, we’ve chosen the Mimosa stitch. Why do we like it? Because it’s easy to do and really effective. What’s more, it’s 3 dimensional but not too bulky making it suitable for loads of different types of projects.

For this stitch, we’ve used our Piuma extra fine pure merino wool which you’re probably asking yourselves why we chose a wool yarn for a springtime project, aren’t you? Ok you’ve got us, we can’t deny it, we absolutely love wool and in our opinion it’s suitable for any season! I particularly love pure wool or pure cashmere cardigans and wear them all year round. In spring and autumn, I wear them instead of a coat and in the summer I wear them over my shoulders when the evenings are a bit chilly. They are like a big hug and très chic.

By the way, Piuma’s new colours came out a few days ago. Printed or plain, bold or pastel you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Tutorial - Knitted Mimosa stitch

How to knit the Mimosa stitch

The Mimosa stitch is done on a multiple of 4 stitches.
1st row and all the uneven rows: purl
2nd row: *3 stitches in 1 (=knit 1 in the same stitch, purl 1 and knit 1), purl 3 together *, always repeat from * to *.
4th row: *purl 3 together, 3 stitches in 1 *
6th row: repeat from the 2nd row.

Here’s a close up of the Mimosa stitch.

How to knit the Mimosa stitch

I’m thinking that my next cardigan is definitely going to be made with the Mimosa stitch and more than likely it’ll be embellished with our crochet wool flowers. I’m by no means able to make them myself, so I’m going to take full advantage of the fact that they’re already made and put them to good use. What about you?

If you liked this tutorial and would like to continue learning how to knit, then you should definitely take a look at this tutorial too: How to knit the Mussolini stitch (or mock fisherman’s rib stitch).

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2 Comments for How to knit the Mimosa stitch

  1. Maja

    Is mimosa stitch suitable for baby blankets or is it too stiff for that?
    Thank you

  2. Annalisa Chelli

    Hi Maja! It depends on the yarn. If you use the Piuma, that is airy and soft, the blanket will be warm and light. Perfect even for a baby. Enjoy your day.

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