How to knit a smock pattern

In this DROPS video we show how to knit a smock pattern.

By smocking you create a raised diamond pattern. >In this video we cast on 22 sts. We knit with multiples of 3 + 1.

Row 1 RS: K1, *P2, K1*, repeat *-* when 3 sts remain P2, K1.
Row 2 WS: K1, *K2, P1*, repeat *-* when 3 sts remain K2, K1.
Repeat row 1-2 for rib pattern.
1st smock row, work next row from RS:
K1, *P2, stick in the needle after next 4 sts, after 2nd K st, pick up the yarn, place loop on left needle, K loop and first st tog, P2, K1*, repeat *-* when 3 sts remain P2, K1. Work 5 rows in rib as before.
2nd smock row, work next row from RS:
* stick in the needle after next 4 sts, after 2nd K st, pick up the yarn, place loop on left needle, K loop and first st tog, P2, K1, P2*, repeat *-* when 4 sts remain: pick up the yarn after the last 4 sts, place loop on left needle, K loop and first st tog, P2, K1. Work 5 rows in rib as before. Repeat smocking rows alternately on every 6th row.

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Comments (4)

Ingrid Hansen 02.08.2017 - 19:30:

Very nice pattern but I would have liked to know how much it pulls in and how much to increase by if it is knitted as a yoke on a sweater.

DROPS Design 03.08.2017 - 08:33:

Dear Mrs Hansen, a good idea would be to knit a swatch with this pattern choosing the needle size for the desired fabric, and then you would have the measurements to calculate how to adjust your own pattern. Happy knitting!

Marleen S 20.06.2014 - 16:49:

Fantastische video! Had een heel ander idee over smok. Gelukkig heb ik jullie site even bekeken! dankjewel !

Danielamassari 27.08.2013 - 11:31:

Eccellente

Nora 25.01.2013 - 09:13:

Merci,vous etes les meilleurs

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