Learn how to make this pretty stitch! It takes a bit of extra effort but it’s worth it. Your stitch count stays the same but you get this pretty horizontal loop there as well!
Step 1: Insert RH needle between stitches 4 and 5 on the LH needle.
Step 2: Pull through a loop with the RH needle and slip it to the LH needle.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 once more. You have 2 additional loops on the LH needle.
Step 3: K3tog (the 2 loops you just added, plus a stitch (all on the LH needle).
Step 4: P2
Step 5: K1tbl
Done! You have kept the same stitch count, but you have a decorative stitch formed as well.
Now wasn’t that easy?
Give it a try!
Our free pattern for these socks uses this stitch and some other simple knitting stitches (knit, purl, YO, basic decreases and ktbl).