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knitting pleats tutorialWe have knitted pleats in sideways before, but today we’re going to knit boxed pleats. This is more advanced thing, but not hard, once you get the know-how.

Some people call this technique knitted ruffles. I don’t know which one is correct. I do know that you’re going to need it in my next project.

And by the way – it is very nice knitted edging. I’m sure you’ll find a way to use it.

So let’s practice.

Grab some yarn and needles.

 

Cast on 50 stitches and knit 2 rows.

Row 1: purl 6, *knit 13, purl 12* repeat to end;
Row 2: knit 6, *purl 13, knit 12* repeat to end;

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 10 times.

This is what you should have at this point.

knitted ruffle border


 

knitted ruffles pattern

 

Step 1: we have to arrange our stitches little bit.
Slip first six stitches on to right hand needle;
and slip next five stitches on your extra needle;

 

 

knitting pleats stitchStep 2: we’re going to put these stitches back to left hand needle:

1 stitch from right hand needle;
1 stitch from extra needle;
Repeat this 4 times more.
End with 1 stitch from right hand needle;

 

 

knitted pleated ruffles

 

Step 3: let’s knit a bit:
Knit two stitches together – 6 times total;

Knit 1 stitch;

 

knitting pattern for pleats

 

Step 4: arranging stitches again
Slip first six stitches on to your extra needle;
and slip next five stitches on right hand needle;

 

knitted box pleats

Step 5: and put it back
1 stitch from extra needle;
1 stitch from right hand needle;
Repeat this 4 times more.
1 stitch from extra needle;

 

 

knitting pleats pattern

Step 6: and knit:
slip, slip and knit two slipped stitches together – 6 times;

Repeat steps 1 to 6;

 

Cool, isn’t it?

knitted box pleats tutorial

Let’s finish beautifully – knit 4 rows; purl 1 row; knit 4 rows; and cast off.

knitted pleats tutorial

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