This new version of the Waffle stitch knitting pattern is ideal for beginners: It’s super easy to do (the only techniques required are the knit stitch and the purl), it’s reversible (both sides look pretty), and also unisex.
It’s the perfect stitch for knitting women’s and men’s scarves, but also hats, blankets, cushions, bags…the options are endless!
This Waffle stitch pattern is easier than the last one I shared (there are only four rows of plain knitting and purling).
Let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
Sl1pw: Slip one stitch purl wise
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
On every row, slip the first stitch purlwise (pass it onto the right-hand needle as if to purl), and knit the last one.
The odd rows form the right side of the work.
Waffle stitch pattern for beginners
CO multiples of 4; i.e.; 4 * 4 = 16 st (those include 2 selvedge stitches).
1º row (RS): Sl1pw (selvedge), *K2, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, ending the row with K2, K1 (selvedge)
2º row: Sl1pw (selvedge), *P2, K2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, ending the row with P2, K1 (selvedge)
3º row: K across
4º row: P to last st, K1.
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO after a row 1, working each stitch as it presents.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like it, and don’t forget to share the love 😉
Hugs and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly