Simplified Way to Knit Tucks

Simplified Way to Knit Tucks

It is very possible that you’ve never heard of knitted tucks. Even though this technique offers a great way to add texture and structure to a knitted project, it is considered to be fiddly and often confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be complicated. With just a few small adjustments to the classic tuck knitting, we can easily add tuck folds (also called welts in some sources) whenever we want to divide elements of a garment, add three-dimensional texture, create a casing for a drawstring or make certain parts of a project more rigid.

It is the search for that added rigidity that got me into exploring tuck knitting. As I was designing the Brigitte Beret, I was looking for a way to make the bottom of the beret fairly stiff but flexible. Finishing the brim with a tuck fold was an ideal solution, but I had to find a way to do it without complicating anyone’s life too much.

The book “Dimensional Tuck Knitting” by Tracy Purtscher was a great help. By combining the technique described in that book with the classic way of making tucks, we can simplify the process quite a bit.

Let’s see how this simplified method works step by step.

Because we pick up stitches every other stitch (not every stitch as it is recommended in the classic way of making tucks), the width of the tuck is almost the same as the width of the fabric. That means that we can easily add tucks to any part of the project without making any special adjustments to the pattern.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #4. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (351 pages!) with this and 47 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive one e-book and two knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊


If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Simplified Way to Knit Tucks
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Simplified Way to Knit Tucks
 | 10 rows a day
Simplified Way to Knit Tucks
 | 10 rows a day