Knitting Stitches – Fuchsia pattern

I love fuchsias. We have lots in the garden left by the previous owner. For this, I thank them. Not only do fuchsia flowers bloom into so many beautiful colours, but they remind me of miniature dancers and fairies. Imagine my intrigue when I found a fuchsia knitting pattern. How could I resist.

I like it, but it’s not a fuchsia. I think it has been mis-named. I’m going for foxglove.

I love foxgloves as well, so I’m just as happy to knit a square of foxgloves. Whichever flower it is, I’m pleased to add this square to my blanket. It is quite a bulky pattern, so not one I’d use  to cover a whole garment. It would look lovely as part of an aran jumper pattern. I can see it being used as a vertical line or two going down a panel of a jumper. Maybe a pair of fingerless gloves.

The instructions may look full, but I found it easy to anticipate the stitches after the first repeat. It is slightly more involved than just knitting and purling. Maybe intermediate level.

Fuschia Foxglove square

Cast on 42 stitches.

Abbreviation: P (purl), K (Knit), Yo ( yarn over), K2tog (knit 2 stitches together), P2tog (purl 2 stitches together), psso (pass slipped stitch over the knitted stitch), s1s (slip one stitch)

repeat the stitches between the pair of *s until the end of the row or the last few stitches.

Row 1 : *P2, K2, Yo, P2*

Row 2 : *K2, P3, K2*

Row 3: *P2, K3, Yo, P2*

Row 4: *K2, P4, K2*

Row 5:  *P2, K4, Yo, P2*

Row 6: *K2, P5, K2*

Row 7:  *P2, K3, K2tog, P2*

Row 8: same as row 4

Row 9: *P2, K2, K2tog, P2*

Row 10: same as row 2

Row 11: *P2, K1, K2tog, P2*

Row 12: *K2, P2, K2*

These twelve rows complete one repeat. I repeated them 4 and a bit times for my square.

If nothing else, it has been such fun searching through my photos to find the two flower photos, from the summer.

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14 thoughts on “Knitting Stitches – Fuchsia pattern

  • Saturday 19 March, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Love foxgloves, so I’m going to give your pattern a whirl 🙂

    I have also joined your page so I can peek at your other knitting patterns. Thanks for posting.


    • Saturday 19 March, 2011 at 1:12 am

      Thanks for visiting Val. I’m glad you like the stitches and hope you find something of interest in the other squares. Finished blanket is a long way off but I’m loving expanding my knowledge.

  • Saturday 19 March, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Oh Spring is in full bloom in England. How beautiful. The first snow drops are just popping out of the ground here. On a different note, I’m so enjoying your knitting stitches series. I love the idea and always wanted to do it but I’m a terrible “swatcher”. I jump right on to the project…

    • Monday 21 March, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      The flower photos are from last summer. Although the garden is starting to bloom. The daffodils are looking beautiful.

  • Saturday 19 March, 2011 at 2:07 am

    ooops.. I posted my comment before finishing it, sorry.
    I just wanted to say that having a project that’s all swatches like your blanket is brilliant!

    • Monday 21 March, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      I am awful at knitting tension swatches. I’m too impatient and dive straight into the knitting project. This project is so much fun. Probably because I am experimenting, but will have something to show at the end. I hope!

  • Saturday 19 March, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Definitely foxglove. 🙂 Pattern definitely looks like something I can handle, thank you!

    • Monday 21 March, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      I think foxglove too. I hope you find it easy to follow.

  • Saturday 19 March, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    It’s very pretty – love the colour you have chosen too! This blanket is going to be gorgeous when it’s finished!

    • Monday 21 March, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      I hope it is going to look good. In the back of my mind, I wonder if it will be too much of a hotch potch!

  • Sunday 27 January, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Have you ever found a pattern that looks like a fuschia? I have some mohair lace yarn in the exact colors of a fuschia, and I want to make a lace scarf/stole in that pattern. Thank you!

    • Sunday 27 January, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      I wish I had found the fuschia pattern, but unfortunately not to date. Your idea of a fuschia inspired scarf sounds beautiful. I hope you find the right pattern.

  • Wednesday 20 August, 2014 at 10:34 am

    hi, is this the knitting pattern for the picture above?? its beautiful

    • Wednesday 20 August, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Thanks. Yes, it should be the notes I used to make the square. It is part of a blanket I was knitting. Blanket is still in daily use and very popular with family.

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