figure 8 chainmail stitch

1 Mar

This is a picture tutorial for the figure 8 chainmail stitch used in the Astril Mittens pattern. It is such a strange stitch to write out in words for the pattern so I hope these pictures help with any problems!


Step 1

Insert needle as if to knit


Step 2

Bring yarn around right hand needle (again as if to knit)


Step 3

bring yarn up and over the front of the left hand needle


Step 3

Continue carrying yarn around the right hand needle


Step 4

Now contunue to knit the stitch as usual picking up the yarn as you would for a normal knit stitch


Step 5

Drop the two twisted wraps off the left hand needle to creat the looped cross


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