Does anybody know how to do the Tuck Stitch?

I am going crazy!!! I have been trying to do a swatch for a pattern from the Vogue Knitting Magazine for one of the tops that have knitting for the top part and crocheting at the bottom. This is in the winter 2006/2007 mag.

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Here is the rows for the pattern. I am working on a swatch of 44 stitches.

Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Knit 2, *Knit in stitch 4 rows below, Knit 5, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, Knit 2
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Purl
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Purl
Row 12: Knit 5, *Knit in stitch 4 rows below, Knit 5, repeat from * to last 5 Stitches, Knit 5

The problem is that I have too many stitches. What am I doing wrong? :wall:


Sounds like an interesting pattern. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s Stocking Stitch except every sixth row you “knit into stitch 4 rows below” (which must be the “Tuck”)

I am guessing, but perhaps you are not “dropping” the stitch when you “knit into stitch 4 rows below”.

Knitting into a row below means the stitch “from below” becomes the “next” stitch, and the original “next stitch” on the needle must be dropped!

I believe that if I drop the stitch, it wil ladder. thepictur doesn’t show that. Thanks though.


Vogue Knitting hasn’t gotten back to me about this pattern and I want to use the top for my wedding dress.


Hi CraftyGal,
I’m trying out the pattern right now! I’ve just done the first row of knitting stitches below. I’ll stick a pic up in a few mins… so stick around. (or perhaps I’ll fail miserably…)

Thank you.


Okay! puff puff here’s my Tuck Stitch Swatch (don’t count the stitches too closely)

I pulled out the 4 dropped rows on the significant stitch which made a ladder, as you said. From the front it looks like a bee, I think!

Thank you I will retry it.


Good luck, keep counting stitches & post a pic!!



I hope you have a fabulous wedding, and may there be much love in your relationship!

Thank you. He was the one who suggested that I try my hand at knittin and crocheting my dress. He loved this stitch. So I hope that it works for me. I ahve printed the photos as well s saved them in word document. Incase I have problem.