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Double Stockinette Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Double Stockinette Stitch Knitting Pattern is reversible with a beautiful, smooth finish.

The classic stockinette stitch always curls up, right? But this double knitting technique allows your work to naturally lie flat with a 2-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern. It’s also much thicker so it’s nice and squishy.

Please continue reading to get all your materials, techniques, video tutorial, and written pattern instructions to knit this pattern today.

Double Stockinette stitch on both the right and wrong sides on straight knitting needles.
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💡 Knitting Techniques

Close up of the side of the Double Stockinette stitch on straight knitting needles in white yarn.

📙 Double Stockinette Stitch Knitting Instructions

The knitting instructions are the same for both the right and wrong sides of your flat piece knitted with straight needles.

Cast On Stitches in Multiples of 2: Cast on your stitches in multiples of two stitches for the desired width of your knitted work.

On the first row, knit the first stitch, then bring the yarn in front and slip one stitch off your needle purlwise. Bring your yarn to the back of the work and repeat this pattern between the * * asterisks.

  1. Row 1: * K1, Sl1P WYIF *
  2. Row 2: * K1, Sl1 WYIF *

Knit a repeat of rows 1 – 2 until your piece is the length you desire.

Bind off either in-pattern with my Cast Off Purlwise for Ribbing technique or just with the basic Cast Off.

Double Stockinette knit stitch pattern.

🔵  Double Stockinette Stitch Knitted in the Round on Circular Needles

You may also knit this pattern easily on Circular Needles with just a slight variation in the row repeats.

Double Stockinette stitch knitted in the round on circular needles in blue color yarn.

Cast On Stitches in Multiples of 2: Cast on your stitches in multiples of two stitches for the desired circumference of your knitted work.

  1. Row 1: * K1, Sl1 WYIF *
  2. Row 2: * Sl1 WYIB, P1 *

On the first row, knit the first stitch, then bring the yarn in front and slip one stitch off your needle purlwise. Bring your yarn to the back of the work and repeat this pattern between the * * asterisks.

Then on your second row, begin by slipping one stitch off purlwise with your yarn in the back. Bring your yarn to the front of your work and purl the next stitch repeating this two-stitch pattern between the * * asterisks.

Knit a repeat of rows 1 – 2 until your piece is the length you desire.

Again, bind off either in-pattern or with the basic technique.


📈 Double Stockinette Pattern Chart

Knitting Chart of Double Stockinette Stitch

💕 What is Double Stockinette Stitch?

Is the Double Stockinette Stitch a reversible pattern?

Yes, the Double Stockinette Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical.

Does the Double Stockinette Stitch curl or lie flat?

Because this stitch alternates knit and slip stitches on all rows, it easily lies flat. You may wish to block your work, however it is not necessary since the fabric does not curl up.

What knitting projects can you make with the Double Stockinette stitch?

This makes a great choice for items like scarvesdishcloths, and blankets since both sides are similar.

Is this an easy-to-remember pattern?

Yes! Because this is a two-row repeat of just two stitches, this is one of the easiest patterns to memorize. No need to refer to your written pattern.


📺 Watch Video Tutorial

Printable Knitting Instructions

Printable Knitting Instructions

Printable Knitting Instructions

Yield: Double Stockinette Stitch Knitting Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

The Double Stockinette Stitch Pattern has a beautiful, smooth finish. The texture is on both sides, lies flat, thicker, and squishy!

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  1. Row 1: * K1, Sl1P WYIF *
  2. Row 2: * K1, Sl1 WYIF *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  1. Row 1: * K1, Sl1 WYIF *
  2. Row 2: * Sl1 WYIB, P1 *


Knitting Chart of Double Stockinette Stitch

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 2 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

2-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  2. K = Knit Stitch 
  3. P = Purl Stitch
  4. Sl1P WYIB = Slip 1 Stitch Purlwise with Yarn in Back
  5. Sl1P WYIF = Slip 1 Stitch Purlwise with Yarn in Front
  6. BO = Bind Off
  7. Weave In Ends

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