How to knit jute stitch

How To Knit Jute Stitch

Knitting  |  1 min read time

 

Learn how to knit jute stitch using this easy, step-by-step tutorial by Melissa Georges.

 

How To Knit Jute Stitch

Jute stitch is a simple one, made up of knits, purls, and slipped stitches, repeated over two rows. I love that this stitch pattern is easy to memorise, while also achieving a gorgeous texture!


This technique is used in some of my free Natural Spring Collection knitting patterns.

 

The Pattern

To make the jute stitch, cast on an odd number of stitches, and repeat these two rows until you reach your desired length:

1st row: *Purl 1, slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in front. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

2nd row: *Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

Let’s break that down into steps!

 

To begin

Cast on an odd number of stitches.

 

How to knit jute stitch

 

We’ll now follow the pattern for the 1st row.

 

Step 1

Purl the first stitch.

 

How to knit jute stitch

Step 2

Slip the next stitch as if to purl, with yarn in front.

 

How to knit jute stitch

 

Repeat these 2 steps for the rest of the row. 

Now we’ll begin the 2nd row.

 

Step 1

Knit a stitch.

 

How to knit jute stitch

 

Step 2

Purl the next stitch.

 

How to knit jute stitch

 

Repeat these 2 steps for the rest of the row. 

And there you have it! 

Your pattern will look like this on the right side of the work:

 

How to knit jute stitch

 

And it will look like this on the wrong side of the work:

 

How to knit jute stitch

 

About Melissa Georges

Melissa Georges @homebodyfibers

Melissa is a knitter and pattern designer based in New England. Aside from her full-time career in property management, she is a wife and mom of two. While creating her free knitting patterns for our Natural Spring Collection, she was inspired by the things that make her happiest about spring-time, including Farmers markets, sunny walks, and fresh flowers!
Follow Melissa on Instagram @homebodyfibers

 

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