How to add texture to the Stockinette stitch four rows only
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How to add texture to the Stockinette stitch

Today, you’ll learn how to add some texture to the Stockinette stitch pattern.

Honestly, sometimes I like to share variations of classic knitting stitch patterns, such as the Stockinette with a cross-seam effect we practiced a while ago.


Because variety is the spice of life 😉

This is a four-row repeat pattern, three of which are plain knit or purl rows, easy-peasy!

Actually, the real “action” takes place in row 3; the texture is created by a couple of steps, so if you are a beginner, no worries. You can do it!

And the good news is that you can add more rows to form larger sections of Stockinette, so the design is less “busy”… It’s up to you.

However, it tends to curl, so I started my swatch knitting four rows in Garter stitch (I’d do the same at the end), and worked three stitches on each side to create an edge also in Garter stitch.

In addition, this pattern can be used to knit not only baby stuff but blankets, cushions, sweaters, etc. You name it!

Ok, it’s time to knit a beautiful swatch…

Grab your needles, and some yarn, and let’s get started 🙂

This swatch was made out of 100% Merino wool yarn (worsted weight, smooth, and pretty easy to work with) #ad

How to add texture to the Stockinette stitch (knitting pattern and video tutorial). So Woolly.

Using one of my favorite bamboo double-pointed needles (US 8 / 5 mm) #ad

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CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over

passo: pass the stitch over (in this case, pass the yo over the last two stitches)

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

How to add texture to the classic Stockinette stitch

CO an even number of st.

Row 1 (RS): K across

Rows 2 and 4: P across

Row 3: K1 (edge), *yo, K2, passo*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1.

These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO knitwise, after row 2 (RS).

This is the other side of the work:

How to add texture to the Stockinette stitch (wrong side of the work). So Woolly.

Last but not least, enjoy the video tutorial!

How to add texture to the Stockinette stitch (4 rows only!)

Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to share the love <3

Happy New Year, and happy knitting,

Carolina – So Woolly

PS: How to knit the Double Stockinette stitch (it lays flat)

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