What is a mock turkish stitch?

i am new to knitting and wanted to do a shawl… the “cuzco peruvian wrap” (it looks really pretty :-)) but i don’t know what a mock turkish stitch is and alas! google is no help…

if anyone can help me i’d be much obliged

thank you!

I looked around in some of my stitch reference at home & can’t find it, either…I’m sorry!

Usually when a pattern gives a name to a stitch, they also tell how to do it. Is this a pattern that is on line so we can see it, or a picture of the finished product?

it’s an online one, and i guess it just assumes that you know the stitch?

the site is:

it’s only a picture tho

Ahhhh yes, here it is:
Mock Turkish Stitch:(Multiple of 2 + selvedge)
All rows: Knit 1, yarn forward to make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1.

Now, I will leave any additional explaining to Our Ingrid bc she can put knitting into the simplest of terms :wink:

thank you soooo much!!! :happydance:

um… (dumb question but…) what’s yarn forward? is that like to knit stitch?

ok… nevermind… please disregard the last question… :blush:

When you knit, your yarn is in back, right? For a yarn forward, you’ll bring your yarn forward as if you are going to purl. When you do the next stitch, in this case k2tog, your yarn will wrap around your needle and give you the eyelet and an increase at the same time. The extra stitch is offset by the k2tog, so you’ll come out even in the end.

:wink: Told ya :D…best explainer ever :heart:…or is it direction giver?!

I tried extra hard. :roflhard:

:slight_smile: i guess you guys knit a lot huh?

Oh yeah, you could say that! :wink:

well, much thanks to ingrid and rebecca! the fog is starting to clear :smiley:


I’m a little late to the game, but I’ve made this wrap. As you’ve discovered, the stitch – which I’ve yet to see anywhere else - is, thankfully, described in the pattern.

The wrap is wonderful, and very easy to make, once you get going. (I actually just finished a scarf that I made from this stitch. It worked out well.)

The lesson I learned while making it was the value of a “lifeline”. With all of those yarnovers, I found it’s very difficult to figure out how to put your needle back in if you need to frog back to a mistake.

I learned about lifelines here, and I suggest you put one in your work from time to time. It’s the knitting equivalent of clicking on “save”.

Have fun!