This squishy, lofty, extra-stretchy fabric is made entirely on the Addi Knitting Machine! Perfect for knitting larger adult hats, or any project where you want that cozy, squishy feel.
This type of knitting may not look much different from regular stockinette stitch, but it’s a completely different fabric! I call it the Tucked Stockinette Stitch, because it involves intentionally tucking every other stitch in each row. This fabric is even stretchier than regular stockinette stitch, and feels really squishy and soft. When stretched, it kind of looks like ribbing (even though it’s not). The wrong side of the work kind of resembles a honeycomb stitch. The little pockets of air in between the strands of yarn make the fabric more insulating as well.
Because we tuck every other stitch, and then tuck the stitches in between on the next row, every two rows in this stitch equal one row of regular stockinette. So you will need to knit twice as many rows to get the same length, and it will take twice as much yarn. It’s truly worth it, though! This is the closest thing to Brioche Knitting that you can get by manipulating stitches on the Addi Knitting Machine.
If you’ve ever tried making an adult size hat on the Addi King Knitting Machine, you probably know that hats made on the Addi King are a little small for an average to large adult head. However, if you knit an adult hat in Tucked Stockinette Stitch, the hat will have no problem fitting a large adult head comfortably. Why? Because the tucked stitch fabric is way stretchier than the regular stockinette stitch the machine usually makes.
Watch the video below to learn how to make this stitch!
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