Watch how to knit the cluster stitch (video & written pattern)

The cluster knit stitch is a great stitch to learn if you would like to introduce textures into your work. This stitch creates a raised cluster and adds an extra pop to your work and it is worked over an 8 row repeated sequence.
If you are interested in incorporating a third needle into your knitting this is a great introduction and beginner stitch to do just that. The cluster stitch is great for sweaters, scarves, hats, baby clothes and more!
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Materials
Yarn in any weight (I used a light worsted weight yarn)
Knitting needles that match the yarn you are using (I used 8mm needles)
Cable needle or 1 double pointed needle similar to the size of your knitting needles.
Pro Tip: You can customize your cluster by adjusting how many times you wrap your yarn around the cluster. More wraps make a puffier, bulkier cluster and less make a flatter and thinner cluster.
Abbreviations
CO - Cast on
P - purl
K - knit
Cl St - cluster stitch. For the cluster stitch you will knit 3 stitches normally and move them to your cable needle. Take your working yarn and wrap it counter-clockwise around the 3 stitches, wrap it 6 times and then slip the stitches back to your knitting needles.
Pattern
Cast on multiples of 6 stitches, plus 5. I casted on 22 stitches in the tutorial.
Row 1: Purl each stitch
Row 2: Knit each stitch Knit each stitch
Row 3: 3: Purl each stitch
Row 4: K4, *Cl st, K3. Repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4
Row 5: Purl each stitch
Row 6: Knit each stitch
Row 7: Purl each stitch
Row 8: K1, *Cl st, k3. Repeat from * to last stitch, k1
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Repeat these 8 rows until your pattern reaches your desired length.
Bind off.

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