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Double Moss Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Double Moss Stitch Pattern is a simple pattern that adds great texture. This stitch texture is also called the Double Seed, Double Irish Moss, Two Stitch Check, and Box Stitch. 

Get your free written pattern instructions with the video tutorial below. You may also purchase my ad-free Knit Stitch Pattern Book in both hardcopy and e-book formats.

Double Moss Stitch texture on knitting needle in green color yarn.
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Reversible Knitting Stitch Pattern

A variation on the Seed and Irish Moss stitches, this Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern is achieved with a 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern created with a simple combination of knits and purls.

This is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the right and wrong sides, are identical. Since this pattern easily lays flat, it’s a great knit stitch pattern to knit up a pillow, blanket, hat, or scarf.

Right and Wrong sides of the Double Moss Stitch texture on knitting needle in green color yarn.

Knitting Techniques

The Double Moss Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

Side view of Double Moss Stitch texture on knitting needle in green color yarn.

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Steps to Knit the Double Moss Stitch

Cast On Stitches in Multiples 4 + 2
Casting on your stitches in multiples of four stitches for the desired width of your knitted piece. At the very end, add an additional two stitches.

Cast On Stitches in Multiples 4 + 2.

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Knit a repeat of rows 1 – 4 with the following series of knits and purls until your piece is the length you desire.

Note: Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks.

Knitted Flat on Straight Needles:

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P2 *, K2
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): P2, * K2, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * P2, K2 *, P2
  4. Row 4: K2, * P2, K2 *

or

Knitted In the Round on Circular Needles:

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P2 *
  2. Row 2: * K2, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * P2, K2 *
  4. Row 4: * P2, K2 *
Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern in white yarn on knitting needle.

Double Moss Stitch Blanket Pattern

My new Moss Landing Blanket is an easy knit and purl design great for beginners. This blanket pattern is easy to memorize with a four-row repeat that creates a reversible texture. Select among seven blanket sizes and have fun knitting up your new heirloom today.

Lapghan sized knitted blanket in green yarn color with Double Moss Stitch.

Knitting Pattern Book (ad-free)

Find the Double Moss Stitch on page 20 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get free printable pattern further down in this post!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Double Moss Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

Printable Knitting Instructions

Double Moss Stitch Knitting Pattern in green color yarn.

Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern is a 4-Row Repeat, Reversible pattern.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 4, + 2

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P2 *, K2
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): P2, * K2, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * P2, K2 *, P2
  4. Row 4: K2, * P2, K2 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 4

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P2 *
  2. Row 2: * K2, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * P2, K2 *
  4. Row 4: * P2, K2 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length you desire.

Repeat the pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

4-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern Chart with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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