Stockinette Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Stockinette Stitch is an easy knitting pattern that creates a smooth, classic texture. You simply alternate two types of knitting techniques. Begin by knitting the first row and then purling the second. This 2-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy level project. Find my written knitting instructions and watch my video tutorial in this post.  

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CLOSER LOOK at the Stockinette Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Stockinette Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this pretty, simple pattern. This is NOT a reversible pattern, meaning that each side of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, look different. The right (or front) side has a smooth, classic knitted texture. The wrong (or back) side looks like little bumpy waves. I have a great trick on how to change yarn color when knitting stripes in the Stockinette pattern for you, too!

Please note that the Stockinette Stitch tends to curl up. You will see in the video that I added the Garter stitch on the first and last 2 stitches of each row to help it lie flat. Blocking your work is helpful, too.

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KNITTING MATERIALS

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

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HOW TO KNIT THE STOCKINETTE STITCH

Knit and Purl Stitches

The Stockinette 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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Watch Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

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Stockinette Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Stockinette Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Stockinette Stitch Pattern

The Stockinette Stitch is an easy knitting pattern that creates a smooth, classic texture.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On Any Number of Stitches

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl All

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On Any Number of Stitches

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2: Knit All

    Notes

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

    Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

    2-Row Repeat

    Curls up, does not lie flat

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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

    Knitting Chart Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern


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