Tunisian Knit Stitch

December 04, 2020

 

Hello everyone! 


The Tunisian knit stitch, or TKS, really looks like knitting on the surface, but it creates a thicker fabric because the return pass sits at the back of the work and adds considerable heft.  Working from front to back between the vertical bars opens the stitch to create V shapes similar to knitting stockinette. The TKS is prone to curl quite a bit. You may need to go up a hook size, lessen your tension and always block the finished project.


A video tutorial for TKS is available from CrochetKim

Begin this & nearly all Tunisian projects with a Foundation Row:

  • Create a chain
  • (1) Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook.
  • (2) Yarn over and pull up a loop. Leave that loop on your hook.
  • Repeat steps 1&2 across the row. This is your "Forward Pass". Don't turn your work.
  • Yarn over and draw through one loop only. (Yarn over and draw through two loops.) Repeat () to the end. You should have one loop on your hook.

Those steps create your foundation row. You'll see vertical bars across the row and proceed to make different types of stitches in the remaining rows of the work.

TKS

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS) is worked between the vertical bars.

• Forward Pass - Skip the 1st vertical bar directly beneath the hook, insert your hook from front to back between the vertical bars of the next stitch.

• Draw up a loop. Leave it on your hook. Repeat across the row to the last vertical bar before the left edge.

• Last stitch of the forward pass - insert your hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch (it should look like a v on the outer edge of the work) and pull up a loop.

Return Pass - Yarn over and draw through one loop only. (Yarn over and draw through two loops.) Repeat () to the end. You should have one loop on your hook.

Continue making Forward & Return passes to your desired length.


Bind off row

Binding off starts just as you would any other row.  Insert your hook as you would for TKS.

• Yarn over and pull up a loop. Continue pulling through the loop on the hook. You're only doing a slip stitch, just like any other slip stitch in regular crochet. Repeat across the row to the last stitch

• Last stitch - insert your hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch (it should look like a v on the outer edge of the work) and finish the slip stitch.  Chain 1, cut the yarn and pull through the loop to fasten off.

Below are examples of TKS. See the photo captions for descriptions.



See All The Tunisian Crochet Tutorials on the 








You Might Also Like

0 Comments

Popular Posts