Vintage Knit and Purl Stitch Pattern that doesn't curl. So Woolly
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How to Knit a Vintage Knit and Purl Stitch + video

In this tutorial, I’m sharing how to knit a vintage knit and purl stitch, pretty easy to knit, ideal for beginners. 

I’m sure that if the only techniques you know are knitting and purling, you can do it!

By the way, the stitch pattern was sent to me by one of my followers from Canada (thank you!). It reminds me of the infamous Hurdle Stitch we practiced last Christmas.

It’s a six-row repeat pattern, it looks good also on the wrong side, and doesn’t curl…

Exactly what my doctor advised me 🙂

That’s why this vintage stitch is perfect for a wide range of projects, not only for blankets, scarves, dishcloths, but also for sweaters, hats, and cardigans.

Moreover, it’s great for socks!

The repeat is short (2 steps only), so it’ll be super easy to increase or decrease in pattern (plus I love the texture!)

I made this swatch with Superwash Wool yarn (worsted weight) #ad

Using one of my favorite dpn bamboo needles (US 7 or 4.5 mm) #ad

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CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

There are no selvage (edge) stitches (the first and the last) included.

Vintage Knit and Purl Stitch Pattern

CO an odd number of stitches.

1º, 2º and 3º rows (RS): K across

4º row: P across

5º row: *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1

6º row: *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1.

These six 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:

Vintage Knit and Purl Stitch Easy Pattern for Beginners (wrong side). So Woolly

Enjoy the video tutorial:

Vintage Knit Stitch Pattern step by step

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

Hugs, and happy knitting,

Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Loving the knit and purl stitches that don’t curl? Take a look at this one 😉

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