How to knit the Seersucker stitch step by step
Knitting stitch patterns

Seersucker stitch: Ideal for knitting scarves (it doesn’t curl)

A great combination of knits and purls, so easy to knit, with only a few steps to remember, ideal for beginners.

The Seersucker knitting stitch creates a textured fabric, reversible, perfect to knit scarves and cowls, because it produces a flat fabric.

But you can knit a blanket, baby clothing, sweaters, bags…anything you like (just like the Diagonal stitch to the right, from last lesson.


CO: Cast on

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off

Seersucker stitch knitting pattern for beginners

How to knit the Seersucker stitch

CO multiples of 4 +1 + 2 edge stitches; i.e.: 4*4 = 16+1 = 17+2 = 19 stitches.

1º and 5º Rows (RS): K1 (edge), *K1, P1, K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1, K1 (edge).

2º and every even row (WS): Work each stitch in the manner that it presents.

3º Row: K1 (edge), *P1, K3*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1, K1 (edge).

7º Row: K1 (edge), *K2, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1, K1 (edge).

8º Row: as 2º row.

Repeat these 8 rows until the desired length is reached. BO in pattern after an 8th row.

This is the wrong side of the work:

Reversible stitch to knit scarves cowls for beginners

Enjoy the video

And happy knitting!


So Woolly – Carolina

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