Challenge Square No. 13: Chenille tuft insertion


 

Needles: US 8

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Eco in natural


The chenille tuft insertion is in the bobble section but is shown as an edging option. The bobbles create a diamond along the edge, so for my sample square I used the diamonds along the top and side edges as well. The tuft is made by knitting into the next stitch without dropping the base stitch from needle, slip the new stitch back to left hand needle and knit into it again. Once you've done this 4 times, you pass each of those knit stitches over the first stitch. This bobble was very easy once I got the rhythm down. See this video that shows exactly how to make the tuft stitch-


I like the way this turned out, the diamond shape is cute! I can see how this could be used on edging for a bulky knit cardigan or even the edges of a baby blanket. This could also be fun on a scarf or shawl. I will say I liked this bobble better than the berry rib as it was easy working with one stitch at a time as they were passed over instead of having to k1 into the same stitch 3 times. But they both have very different looks.

What are your thoughts? Any ideas for projects that could use this tuft stitch?

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