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Stitch of the Week: Jhumka Stitch

August 10th, 2018

Hey Knitters,

Here is a stitch for advance knitters called the Jhumka Stitch. It is kind of detailed with a lot of technique required. However, it is a lovely stitch for maybe a scarf, a sweater or a blanket. The stitch forms a diamond shape pattern that has a lacey look to it. Knit a 4x 4 swatch gauge and see what you can create with this stitch.

Jhumka Stitch Pattern Instructions

Abbreviation:

K2tohg-knit 2 stitches together

SSK- slip 1 stitch, slip 1 stitch, knit both together

YO- Yarn Over

PSSO-Pass Slipped Stitch Over

This stitch is worked over multiples of 22 stitches and 28 rows

Row 1 (RS) – *k3, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k6, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3*, repeat from * to * for pattern
Row 2 (WS) and all WS rows – purl all stitches
Row 3 – *k2, k2tog, YO, K3, YO, ssk, k4, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k2*, repeat from * to *
Row 5 – *k1, (k2tog, YO) twice, k1, (YO, ssk) twice, k2, (k2tog, YO) twice, k1, (YO, ssk) twice, k1*, repeat from * to *
Row 7 – *[(k2tog, YO) twice, k3, (YO, ssk) twice] repeat twice *, repeat from * to *
Row 9 – *k2, YO, ssk, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k2tog, YO, k4, YO, ssk, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k2tog, YO, k2 *, repeat from * to *
Row 11 – *k3, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k6, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k3*, repeat from * to *
Row 13 – *k4, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k8, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k4*, repeat from * to *
Row 15 – *k5, (YO, ssk) twice, k4, (k2tog, YO) twice, k5*, repeat from * to *
Row 17 – *k6, (YO, ssk) twice, k2, (k2tog, YO) twice, k6*, repeat from * to *
Row 19 – *k4, (k2tog, YO) twice, k6, (YO, ssk) twice. k4*, repeat from * to *
Row 21 – *k3, (k2tog, YO) twice, k8, (YO, ssk) twice, k3*, repeat from * to *
Row 23 – same as row 15
Row 25 – same as row 17
Row 27 – same as row 19
Row 28 (WS) – purl all stitches
Repeat rows 1 to 28 for pattern