In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn how to knit the Grid stitch. This is the first time we’re going to knit a dense, thick, grid stitch (so far, all the patterns we’ve learned are lace grid stitches).
I love the Grid stitch because it features a lot of advantages: It’s super easy to knit, it doesn’t curl, it’s reversible (almost identical on both sides), and it’s also unisex (it works for children’s, women’s and men’s garments).
This is a four-row repeat pattern, two of which are plain knit rows. The other two require only knitting and purling, so, if you are just starting to knit, this pattern will suit you!
Due to its characteristics, the Grid stitch is a fantastic option for knitting hats, scarves, infinite cowls, bags, sweaters/cardigans, even placemats or table runners.
Grab your needles, and let’s knit together!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
The even rows form the right side of the work.
The first and the last stitch are selvedge stitches, and they will be knitted on each row.
How to knit the Grid stitch
CO an odd number of stitches (this number will include two selvedge stitches).
1º row: K1, *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with K1, K1
2º row (RS): K1, *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with P1, K1
3º and 4º rows: K across.
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO knitwise after a row 3.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like it and remember to always knit a swatch 😉
Hugs and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly