Knit Stitch Patterns

KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS
Combinations of these two knitting techniques, the knit and purl stitch, create an infinite number of textures and patterns.

Let’s first take a look at the two knit stitch patterns you’ve already been creating.

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GARTER STITCH PATTERN

When you are knitting every row in your knitting swatch, you are creating most basic knit stitch pattern, the Garter Stitch.

CAST ON ANY NUMBER OF STITCHES
KNIT ALL ROWS

STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN

When you are Knitting one row, then Purling the next, you are creating the Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern.

CAST ON ANY NUMBER OF STITCHES
ROW 1: KNIT ALL
ROW 2: PURL ALL REPEAT
ROWS 1 AND 2 UNTIL THE LENGTH DESIRED

RIB STITCH PATTERNS

First, we have Rib Stitch Patterns. You can create stretchy rib patterns with combinations of knit and purl.

1×1 RIB STITCH PATTERN

The 1×1 Rib Stitch looks a lot like the Stockinette Stitch but it’s really super stretchy and it’s identical on both sides. On the right and wrong side, it looks exactly the same.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 2
ALL ROWS: * K1, P1 *
(repeat pattern within **)

2X2 RIB STITCH PATTERN

The 2×2 RIB Stitch a bit thicker and is GREAT for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, and more!

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 4
ALL ROWS: * K2, P2 *
(repeat pattern within **)
ALL ROWS: * K2, P2 *
(repeat pattern within **)

REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN

The Reverse Ridge Stitch pattern has the stretchy rib pattern horizontally rather than vertically. With a series of knits and purls, this is a reversible pattern that’s super stretchy, but unlike most rib stitches, this accordion stretch is horizontal.

CAST ON ANY NUMBER OF STITCHES

ROW 1: KNIT ALL
ROW 2: PURL ALL
ROW 3: KNIT ALL
Repeat these 3 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

SEED STITCH PATTERN

This Knit Stitch Pattern is called the Seed Stitch because the raised bumps from your PURL stitches resemble seeds. It creates a really pretty and sturdy piece of knitting.

The Seed Stitch is great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, sweaters and even knit neckties!

CAST ON AN ODD NUMBER OF STITCHES
ALL ROWS: * K1, P1 *, K1
(repeat pattern within **, ending with K1)

IRISH MOSS STITCH PATTERN

The Irish Moss Stitch, also called the American Moss Stitch, is similar to the Seed Stitch, with a thicker texture. It’s nice and squishy, too.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 2

ROW 1: * K1, P1 *
ROW 2: * K1, P1 *
ROW 3: * P1, K1 *
ROW 4: * P1, K1 *
Repeat these 4 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH PATTERN

This vintage Garter Checkerboard pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns, blocked together. It looks really intricate to knit, but it’s actually quite simple.

Cast On in Multiples of 10, plus 5

Row 1: * K5, P5 *, K5
Row 2: Purl All
Row 3: * K5, P5 *, K5
Row 4: Purl All
Row 5: * K5, P5 *, K5
Row 6: Purl All
Row 7: * K5, P5 *, K5
Row 8: * K5, P5 *, K5
Row 9: Knit All
Row 10: * K5, P5 *, K5
Row 11: Knit All
Row 12: * K5, P5 *, K5
Row 13: Knit All
Row 14: * K5, P5 *, K5
Repeat these 14 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN

The Basket Weave is really impressive. It looks like your pattern is actually woven like a basket, but it’s really just a combination of knit and purl stitches row after row.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 6

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: * K1, P4, K1 *
Row 4: * P1, K4, P1 *
Row 5: * K1, P4, K1 *
Row 6: * P1, K4, P1 *
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: * P2, K2, P2 *
Row 10: * K2, P2, K2 *
Row 11: * P2, K2, P2 *
Row 12: * K2, P2, K2 *
Repeat these 12 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

WAFFLE STITCH PATTERN

The Waffle Stitch also has a really fun texture, and syrup is optional. This yummy Waffle Stitch Pattern, with its series of knits and purls, resembles one of our favorite breakfast treats! You are sure to love this easily memorable,

You are sure to love this easily memorable, all-around stitch for your fashion and home decor knitting projects.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 3, PLUS 1

Row 1: * K1, P2 * K1
Row 2: * P1, K2 * P1
Row 3: Knit All
Row 4: Purl All
Repeat 4 Rows until your piece is the length you desire

CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN

A couple more fun ones are the Caterpillar stitch because the raised purl stitches make a little shape like a Caterpillar.

It is a perfect pattern for light summer knitting and it’s very modern. This pattern is perfect for dishcloths or anything you can dream up.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 6

Row 1: * K1, P5 * right side
Row 2: * K5, P1 * wrong side
Row 3: * K1, P5 *
Row 4: * K5, P1 *
Row 5: * K1, P5 *
Row 6: * K5, P1 *
Row 7: * P3, K1, P2 *
Row 8: * K2, P1, K3 *
Row 9: * P3, K1, P2 *
Row 10: * K2, P1, K3 *
Row 11: * P3, K1, P2 *
Row 12: * K2, P1, K3 *
Repeat 12 Rows until your piece is the length you desire

CHEVRON STITCH PATTERN

And the Chevron Stitch is really cool, how you see the zigzag pattern from those purl stitches.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 8

Row 1: * P1, K3, P1, K3 *
Row 2: * K1, P5, K1, P1 *
Row 3: * K2, P1, K3, P1, K1 *
Row 4: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
Repeat 4 Rows until your piece is the length you desire

LINEN STITCH PATTERN

This pattern creates a really beautiful flat, thin piece of knitting, similar to linens!

CAST ON an Odd Number of Stitches

ROW 1: * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1
ROW 2: * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front, P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your piece is the length you desire

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