Challenge Square No. 11: Peppercorn


Needles: US 8
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Eco in woodland

Peppercorn

This stitch is created by knitting into a stitch 3 times to make a bobble. To create the peppercorn, K1 then slip the stitch just knit back onto left hand needle and knit again through the back loop 3 times. To create this swatch I alternated spacing of the peppercorn bobble every other RS row. How lovely is this stitch pattern?!? This was much easier to knit than the trinity stitch (K1, p1, k1 in the same stitch then P3tog) because the knit stitch gets slipped back over to the working needle. I'm such a fan of this!

I have seen this on some knits lately, I've even seen the bobbles knit in a contrasting color so they really stick out. I think this would look great on the yoke of a sweater, or even used to make a necklace shape, a "string of pearls". Another idea, it could be used to make a throw pillow. This adds fun texture that is more interesting than just knit and purl stitches and another way to add some shapes to a basic stockinette stitch design. 

I will definitely be thinking of ways to incorporate this into my future designs! What suggestions do you have for how to use this stitch? Are you a fan of the peppercorn bobble? Let me know in the comments below!

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