Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

This Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern is a sweet knit and purl combination.  It resembles the hurdles jumped in track class, by horses… or the Olympics! This rib pattern knits up with a thick texture, lies perfectly flat, and is a reversible pattern. This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a combination of 2 Rows of the Garter Stitch and 2 Rows of the 1×1 Rib Stitch Pattern. It’s also similar to the Irish Moss Stitch, but a more straight down version. 

More Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns: Diagonal Spiral Rib, Pique Rib, and Reverse Ridge Stitches

Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern with Free Written Instructions, Knitting Chart, and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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CLOSER LOOK at the Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this pretty, simple pattern. This is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical. I think this Hurdle pattern is perfect for a cozy, reversible scarf. It is on the top of my list for a pillow. This knitting project is an easy level project, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series

Right and Wrong Sides of the Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

MATERIALS for the Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Hurdle Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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Knit and Purl Stitches

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


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Knit Stitch Pattern Book

This pattern is now available to purchase in my ad-free downloadable pdf “Knit Stitch Pattern Book” on Etsy or Ravelry to create all of your favorite basic knit stitch patterns for just $6.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book Hurdle Stitch by Studio Knit


Knit a Pillow in Hurdle Stitch

This easy Hurdle Stitch texture became instantly popular with everyone, so I thought it would be fun to design a project using this simple stitch, too. Pillows give your home decor an instant pop of color, both indoors and out!

Knit a Pillow in Hurdle Stitch with Stripes by Studio Knit

Hurdle Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Hurdle Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Hurdle Stitch Knitting Pattern

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


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


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



Cast On: Multiples of 2

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P1 *



  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2: Purl All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P1 *


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

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

4-Row Repeat



  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



Knitting Chart Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern

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Knitting Instructions How to Knit the Hurdle Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.