How to knit the Pearled stitch pattern
Knitting stitch patterns

How to Knit the Pearled Stitch: Reversible, + doesn’t curl

Today, you’ll learn to knit the Pearled stitch, a very simple knitting pattern, that features many advantages, which makes it ideal for beginners, such as:

It’s reversible: Choose the side of your preference, they aren’t identical, but both are lovely (like the Edelweiss stitch).

It doesn’t curl: It has a rich texture to it, so it lays flat; it’s perfect for knitting scarves, infinite cowls, hats, blankets, sweaters, cardigans…you name it!

It’s unisex: The Pearled stitch works for both women’s and men’s knitted garments, and furthermore, it’s so cute that it’ll make your baby accessories and clothing look charming.

This is a four-repeat knit-purl pattern, so if you’re just starting to knit, I’m sure you can do it 😉

Ok, grab your needles, and let’s get started!


CO: Cast on

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off

Pearled stitch knitting pattern and video tutorial, explained step by step. So Woolly.


The first and the last stitch are selvedge stitches, and they will be knitted on each row.

How to knit the Pearled Stitch

CO multiples of 4 + 3 + 2 (selvedge stitches); i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 + 3 = 15 +  2 = 17  stitches.

1º row (RS): K1, *P3, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 4 st, P3, K1

2º row: K1, *K3, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 4 st, K3, K1

3º row: K1, *P1, K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 4 st, P1, K1, P1, K1

4º row: K1, K1, *P1, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, P1, K1, K1.

These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO purlwise after a row 4.

This is the other side of the work:

Reversible, easy, knit-purl stitch pattern that doesn't curl. Pearled stitch. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to Knit the Pearled Stitch

Thank you for watching!

Hugs and happy knitting 😉


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Loving the reversible knitting patterns? Click here to see all of them

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