Today, you’ll learn how to knit a super easy knit and purl stitch pattern, great for beginners.
It creates pretty bands of Stockinette stitch, combined with sections of 1 x 1 knit + purl rows, but not so “busy” as the Tweed stitch with knits and purls only, for example.
It’s quick as well as fun to knit, and did I mention… super easy: There are no increases, decreases, or crossed stitches.
I’m sure that if you can knit and purl, you can do it!
And I like it because it’s a lovely way to add some texture to the Stockinette stitch, and make it more interesting!
In addition, you can use it for many sorts of projects (small and large), and it works with wool or cotton yarn or their blends.
So, grab your needles, and some yarn, and let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
The odd rows form the right side of the work.
There are no selvage (edge) stitches included; if you like them, add two stitches to the calculation.
How to knit a super easy knit and purl stitch pattern
CO an even number of stitches.
1º and 2º rows (RS): *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to end
3º and 4º rows: *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end
5º and 7º rows: K across
6º and 8º: P across
These eight rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO after row 3 (WS), working each stitch as it presents.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the step-by-step video tutorial:
I hope you like it!
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
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