Three Step Stitch On a Round Loom Pic, Text and Video Tutorial

Three Step Stitch on a Round Loom

Three Step Stitch

The Three Step Stitch is the best looking loom knitting boo-boo I have ever seen. I first saw this stitch on Karen Aicken’s Pinterest board.  Zoe MacLean created this beauty when she got confused on how to knit the Mock Crochet stitch. I just love it when things like this happen, don’t you. Especially because some people think only perfection works wonders.

Yet some of this worlds best creations are a result of human (the best creation EVER) error.Like sticky notes and chocolate chips great creations stand alone as ingenious products. To the point that the average person never finds out the original intent of the creator.

Thanks Zoe, I wait anxiously to see your next wrong turn. And without further ado… lets break down the Three Step Stitch in Four Easy to Follow Steps.

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Step by Step Instructions for the Three Step Stitch

Zoe knits this stitch very loosely. This gives a more elongated look.  I prefer to tighten mine especially if I’m using a thin yarn.  This gives the stitch more of a “tulip” look. Such was the case with the slouchy I made using the Darice Loom which is a large gauge loom and Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn in a Light Blue.  I thought it made for the perfect Spring / Summer hat.

You can also consider trying thin yarn using the technique of Knitting with Two Strands as One.

Note that in this article and the corresponding video I will be explaining how to do ONLY THE THREE STEP STITCH. This is not a pattern so I begin the lesson with the first step for the stitch.

As far as the direction of your knitting, it is not relevant. You can be knitting clock-wise or counter clock-wise the instructions remain the same.

 

First things First – I will say ” Knit Off ” after every step – below is a picture of what “Knit-Off” looks like.

Three Step Stitch

 

 

Step 0.

Find the PEG with the working yarn. Lets call it PEG 2. Consequently that makes the peg to the right of it PEG 1 and the peg to the left of it PEG 3.

Very Important: PEG 2 will always be the peg with the working yarn at the start of every stitch

 

Three Step Stitch

 

Step 1.

Wrap your working yarn around PEG 1 – knit off.

Three Step Stitch

 

Step 2.

Wrap your working yarn around PEG 1 and PEG 2 ( yarn “across” both pegs not e-wrap ) – knit off.

Three Step Stitch

Step 3.

Wrap your working yarn around PEG 1, PEG 2, And PEG 3 ( yarn “across” ALL pegs ) – knit off.

Three Step Stitch

Repeat as many times as necessary. The Three Step stitch is time-consuming but it makes such long stitch that you knit less rows. You can finish a hat after just 6 – 8 rows of knitting of the Three Step Stitch after the brim.

Hope you like this stitch as much as I did. Feel free to leave me any questions or comments in the section below.

 

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Three Step Stitch

 

Video Tutorial for the Three Step Stitch


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Comments: 20

  1. Kath Field September 30, 2014 at 1:45 am Reply

    I’m definitely a video learner! thanks for the great tutorial, it is exactly what i have been looking for in regards to a lacy stitch!

  2. Machelle August 19, 2014 at 8:45 am Reply

    I am interested in making a shawl. I’m not sure how to increase and decrease the pattern. I looked at project 36 and that’s not much help. If you could please give instructions for doing increase and decrease.

  3. Carolyn Mathews May 30, 2014 at 11:36 am Reply

    I want to make a prayer shawl on a loom using this wonderful stitch; how do I begin for a great edge on top and bottom? Love your videos, so helpful since I neither knit nor crochet!

    • Denise Canela June 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm Reply

      Hi Carolyn, thanks for the question sorry for the delay. I would suggest you start and end with a Garter Stitch or just a Purl. Here is a simple and basic prayer shawl Scroll Down to Project 36 : Click Here

      • Carolyn Mathews June 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm Reply

        Thank you!

  4. terri May 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm Reply

    Hi, I love your videos and site. You are so easy to follow, so patient. Would you cast this off the same way you would any other stitch?

    • Denise Canela May 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm Reply

      Hey Terri, sorry for the delay – I made a little slochy hat with this stitch – I feel it ends well if you do the last three ways with something like a rib stitch or better yet the by Jeanie Phillips . Click the link for a pattern and a video
      denise

  5. Nancy April 1, 2014 at 11:39 am Reply

    I love this!! I make and donate items to The Lydia Project and also to a local Autism Awareness program. Cannot wait to make several of these for them both!! I will be making hats on the round loom and scarves on the flat. thank you , thank you, thank you !!

    • Denise Canela April 1, 2014 at 10:12 pm Reply

      Nancy, you are soooooooo welcome. I love to hear from folks like you who use these tutorials to help others. Love it Love it Love it !!! Could you please tell me what do you knit for The Lydia Project – and what do you knit for Autism Awareness? I would like for others to be aware of how they can help too.
      denise

  6. barbara March 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm Reply

    Just curious I am fairly new to looming but is it possible to do this stitch in a flat panel?

    • Denise Canela March 29, 2014 at 8:32 am Reply

      Hi Barbara, Yes you can – a couple of things to keep in mind… a great one is that you don’t need the bottom row to create the one on top. In some stitches it takes more then one row to create the stitch – not so here. But keep in mind that you need three pegs to complete the stitch. So although vertically there is no mandate – there is one horizontally. The rule is THREE PEGS.
      Hope that helps
      denise

  7. Eleanor Parker March 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm Reply

    What a beautiful mistake! I am just starting the looming and am completely addicted. I can’t wait to try that stick! Since I am a newbie, I have looked at a LOT of videos and this one was easy to follow, perfectly explained. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  8. Eleanor Parker March 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm Reply

    810 Cxxxxx Xxxxe

  9. Moonweaver March 28, 2014 at 1:42 am Reply

    Brilliant! Gratitude for another great tutorial! Such a stunning stitch.. Blessings xXx

  10. DaFox March 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Thanks for another informative post! I always love to not only see written instructions with pictures, but the videos are the best for me. I’m a visual learner and when you’re a beginner, seeing what to do while reading it, is very helpful. So thanks for being such a great teacher! I love learning new stitches that can be done on a loom!

    • Denise Canela March 27, 2014 at 9:23 pm Reply

      You are VERY welcome DaFox, always love to hear from you. You’re sooooo sweet. Glad to hear my videos are of help to you.

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  12. Karen Aicken March 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm Reply

    Great tutorial on perfecting an ‘oops’. Love the stitch!
    Cheers
    Karen

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