Tutorial: Knitted Knot Stitch!

Step by Step 1/1 LslT RS (Left-slip-Twist) Knitting Tutorial


Today's tutorial will teach you how to knit a knot stitch. This isn't a stitch that's widely used, but it's an excellent substitute for a smocked stitch because it's much less fiddly.

The stitch itself is a 2 stitch decrease so in this pattern it's balanced out by adding yarn overs on either side. You can change up how to balance this decrease out in your project or just use it as a double decrease. It's a fun stitch with lots of variations so just have fun!

I've posted the video below along with supplies used and written instructions. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly:

Have fun & happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^

PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is from from MJ Yarns in the Amethyst colorway. The project I'm knitting on is the Petal Pusher Socks, which are part of the 2021 Indie Sock-a-Long.



  • Knitting project with stitches live on the needles

  • Knitting Needles appropriate to the yarn

Step 1:

Work in pattern to the 4 stitches you will be working the Knot Stitch over.

Step 2:

Yarn over.

Step 3:

Using the right needle and keeping the first 2 sts on the left needle, lift the 3rd st on the left needle over the first 2 sts and off the left needle.

Step 4:

Repeat Step 3 with the next st (originally the 4th st) on the left needle.

Step 5:

Knit 2.

Step 6:

Yarn over.


Continue in-pattern until it is time to work another knot stitch. Work steps 2-6 every time you want to work a knot stitch.

That's it!

Now you can easily add a knot stitch pattern to any project you choose!


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