How to knit the Window and Bubble stitch

from Annalisa Chelli - 8 February 2020

Annalisa Chelli

Community Manager at DHGshop
Sicily and Tuscany are in my blood. Travelling, movies, music, and art are the things I enjoy the most. I love whales, tattoos, the sea, Africa, good food, big smiles, Picasso, ‘The Master and Margarita’, and ‘Marriage Italian Style’. I believe in Charles Darwin and in the proverbs my grandmother said.
Annalisa Chelli

We love the Window and Bubble stitch because it is just as its name suggests: adorable bubbles looking out of the window! The fullness and the gaps that this knit stitch has, creates a fluffy and 3D outer layer. Watch out though, we’ve achieved this look by using our Piuma yarn which is especially soft and light. Try it for yourself!

The Window Bubble stitch is ideal for scarves, blankets and berets. The colour Coral has been chosen for this stitch, although there’s a wide selection of colours to choose from on our shop. Have fun picking out the colour you like the most!

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Window and Bubble stitch

How to knit the Window and Bubble stitch

This stitch is done in multiples of 10 + 6.

1st – 3rd row: (on the back of the work): knit:

2nd – 4th row: purl.

5 th – 7 th – 9 th row: purl 2, slip 2 purlwise, * purl 8, slip 2 purlwise, * always repeat from * to * and purl 2 to finish off.

To skip 1 purlwise, slip the stitch on the right needle without working it, picking it up from the back and leaving the thread at the front.

6 th – 8 th row: knit 2, * slip 2 knitwise, knit 8 *, finish off with 2 slipped stitches knitwise, knit 2. To slip 1 knitwise, slip the stitch on the right needle without working it, picking it up from the back and leaving the thread behind.

10th row: knit 2, * slip 2 knitwise, knit 4, 1 bubble insert, knit 4 *, finish off with 2 slipped stitches knitwise.

To do the bubble insert, (insert the right needle under the horizontal thread that joins the previous stitch to the next one, but the 5th row below, 1 yarn over on the right and pull out the loop, stretching the thread to the height of the stitch on the thread, 1 yarn over on the right needle). Start again the part in the brackets another 4 times, pass the first 7 loops on the last yarn over.

11th row: knit 4, * knit 4, knit 2 together, so, work the stitch from the bubble and the next stitch together, knit 5 *, knit 2 to finish off.

12th – 14th row: purl.

13 th row: knit

15 th – 17 th – 19 th row: purl 4, * purl 3, slip 2 purlwise, *, purl 2 to finish off.

16th – 18th row: knit 2, * knit 5, slip 2 knitwise, knit 3 *, knit 4 to finish off.

20th row: knit 2, *knit 1, 1 bubble insert, knit 4, slip 2 knitwise, knit 3 *, knit 1 to finish off, 1 bubble insert, knit 3.

21st row: knit 3, knit 2 together, * knit 9, knit 2 together *, knit 2 to finish off.

22nd row: repeat from the 2nd row.

Window and Bubble stitch pattern

Start with the stitches that come before the first asterisk, repeat from * to * for all the row and finish off with the stitches that come after the 2nd asterisk. Please remember that the grey squares don’t mean anything and shouldn’t be counted when planning the design or whilst working.

How to knit the Window and Bubble stitch

If you liked this knit stitch you might also like the knitted Butterfly stitch.

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