No curl Stockinette Stocking stitch knitting pattern
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A new no-curl version of the Stockinette stitch

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit a no curl version of the Stockinette (Stocking stitch)… YAY!

Why? Although we love it, sometimes we tend to avoid it: The curling is a no-no factor for many knitters…

I came up with his version after many long nights of trial and error. So now if you want to knit a scarf, a blanket, without using a second stitch for the edges, this version of the Stockinette stitch is simply perfect!

It creates a thick fabric, almost cushioned… It’s also slightly stretchy and, for certain garments, I’d use it instead of the ribbing stitch.

On the other hand, it’s a two-row repeat knitting pattern, which involves knitting, purling and slipping stitches. Altogether now, easy peasy lemon squeezy 😉

Ok, grab your needles, and let’s get started!


CO: Cast on

RS: Right side of the work

st: Stitch

K: knit

P: Purl

wyif: With yarn in front

sl1pw: Slip one stitch purl wise (pass the stitch onto the right-hand needle as if to purl).

wyib: With yarn in back

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work

A new version of the Stockinette stitch knitting that doesn't curl. So Woolly.

A new no curl version of the Stockinette stitch knitting pattern

CO an odd number of stitches.

1º row: P2, *wyif sl1pw, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, ending with P1.

2º row (RS): K1, *wyif sl1pw, wyib K1*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row.

These two rows form the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, there are two options: Either BO knitwise after a row 1 (RS), or BO purl wise after a row 2 (WS).

This is the wrong side of the work (personally, I wouldn’t call it “wrong side”, because I think it looks nice too, so to me, this is a reversible stitch pattern:

A new version of the Stocking stitch knitting that doesn't roll up. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

No-Curl Version of the Stockinette Stitch

Thank you for watching, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Last time I shared a technique to embellish the ribbings for hats, mittens, sweaters. If you’d like to use this stitch as a ribbing, you could use The Estonian Braid too!

Click here to take a look.

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