The Indian Pillar Stitch is a gorgeous two-row pattern that features a column of bobbles and a pretty faux-lace pattern.
Use a larger pair of needles for this stitch. Go up 1-2 needle sizes for a lacy look.
The Indian Pillar Stitch lays flat and looks pretty on both sides. It would look beautiful knit into a scarf or as a decorative panel in sweaters, mittens or socks.
This swatch is knit using Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in the color 422 Daffodil Yellow. This is an affordable cotton yarn that’s great for washcloths, rugs, coasters, sun hats and more! This yarn also comes in tons of colors
This is part of the Best Beginner Stitches Series. Check out the whole series here.
Indian Pillar Stitch requires a cast on of 4 plus 3 when knit flat. This means you will choose a multiple of four (4, 8, 12, 16, 20 etc.) and add three stitches to it.
12+3 = 15
So, you could cast on 7, 11, 15 or so on for Indian Pillar Stitch knit flat. When knit in the round, cast on a multiple of 4 plus 2 using the same concept.
Indian Pillar Stitch
Cast on a multiple of 4 sts plus 3 with larger needles
Set-up row: purl all sts
Row 1 (RS): K2, *P3tog without taking the stitch off the needle; knit the same 3 sts together; purl the same 3 sts together again. Slip the 3 sts from the needle, k1; repeat from * to the last st, K1
Row 2: purl all sts
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Indian Pillar Stitch flat
Indian Pillar Stitch in the Round
Cast on a multiple of 4 sts plus 2 with larger needles
Set-up round: knit all sts
Round 1: *P3tog without taking the stitch off the needle; knit the same 3 sts together; purl the same 3 sts together again. Slip all 3 sts from the needle, k1; repeat from * to end of round
Round 2: knit all sts
Repeat Rounds 1-2 for Indian Pillar Stitch in the round
* *: Repeat instructions between the asterisks the number of time indicated
K2tog: Knit two sts together
P3tog: Purl three sts together
RS: Right side