Knitting stitch patterns

How to knit the Horizontal stitch: A reversible two-row repeat pattern

The Horizontal stitch is an adorable two-row repeat pattern, not complicated at all, great for beginners (no purling needed!).

Although its sides aren’t identical, both look pretty, and as such this is why its reversible imho.


Well, one of the sides features a wavy texture; the other, a bumpy pattern with vertical lines that prevent the fabric from curling 🙂

It’s also easy and fun to knit: One row is a plain knitting row; the other, involves knit stitches and slip stitches, which makes us to progress rapidly… something that we knitters love, don’t we?

Bellow are two swatches, both made of 100% cotton yarn for US 6 needles (4 mm).

I used one of my favorite bamboo needles. They come in a set that I love because it includes a wide range of knitting tools and accessories. All of them are very useful 😉 #ad

This one was knitted in mercerized cotton yarn (strong and durable) #ad

And this one was made of cotton yarn of a matt finish, soft, and beautiful to work with #ad


CO: Cast on

RS: Right side of the work

st: Stitch

K: Knit

wyib: With yarn in back

sl2pw: Slip two stitches (pass one by one onto the right hand needle as if to purl or purl wise)

BO: Bind off


The selvedge stitches will be knitted on each row.

The odd rows form the RS.

Horizontal stitch knitting pattern

CO multiples of 3 + 1 + 2 selvedge st; i.e.: 

3 * 4 = 12 + 1 = 13 + 2 = 15 st.

1º row: K across.

2º row: K1 (edge), K1 *wyib sl2pw, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1.

These two rows create the pattern and will be repeated until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO knitwise after a row 2.

This is the right side of the work:

Click here to watch the video tutorial

I hope you like it 😉

Hugs, and happy knitting!


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Are you a fan of easy-two-row-repeat knitting patterns?

Then, take a look at these links:

Horizontal Slipped-Stitch

Spine stitch

Tweed stitch

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