Knit Stitch Pattern Book by Studio Knit with Written Instructions and Charts

Enjoy this collection of favorite simple Knit Stitch Patterns with different combinations of simple knits and purl stitches. Beginning knitters can create a wide variety of textures and designs with just these two basic knitting techniques. The following designs are all easy level knitting patterns, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book by Studio Knit with Written Instructions and Charts


2-Row Repeats

GARTER STITCH PATTERN

Garter Stitch Knitting Pattern

When you are knitting every row in your knitting swatch, you are creating the most basic pattern, the Garter Stitch. You simply knit every row. It is easy to knit, reversible, lies flat, and is stretchy. This 2-Row Repeat is an easy level project. Doesn’t get any easier than this!

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STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN

Stockinette Stitch Knitting Pattern

 

When you are Knitting one row, then Purling the next, you are creating the Stockinette Stitch Pattern. This 2-Row Repeat creates a smooth, classic texture.

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1×1 RIB STITCH PATTERN

1x1 Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The 1×1 Rib Stitch looks a lot like the Stockinette Stitch but it’s really super stretchy and it’s identical on both sides. As a result, this is perfect to knit for garments when you need a little extra give, especially on hats! On the right and wrong side, it looks exactly the same.

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2X2 RIB STITCH PATTERN

2x2 Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The 2×2 Rib Stitch is a bit thicker and is great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, and more! With a repeating pattern of knit and purl techniques, you can create a simple, stretchy project. As a result, this 2-Row Repeat Pattern is perfect to knit up a chunky scarf.

 

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SEED STITCH PATTERN

Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern Swatch

It’s called the Seed Stitch because the raised bumps from your purl stitches resemble seeds. It creates a really pretty and sturdy piece of knitting. The Seed Stitch is great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, sweaters, and knit neckties!

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SEEDED RIB STITCH PATTERN

Seeded Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern creates thick, textured rows. It is stretchy and holds its shape with the seed stitches between the rows of ribbing. This knitting pattern is also called the English Mock Rib.


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4-Row Repeats

ANDALUSIAN STITCH PATTERN

Vintage Andalusian Stitch Pattern

This vintage Andalusian Pattern is a sweet little update of the above Stockinette Stitch. In this 4-Row Repeat we simply knit and purl on one of the rows, creating a little bit of texture and visual interest.  This stitch was named long ago after the Southern Spain community of Andalusia.  Above all, I think this classic pattern would be perfect to knit up in one solid color for a darling baby blanket.

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CHEVRON SEED STITCH

Chevron Seed Stitch

This Chevron Seed Stitch has a beautiful graphic design. I love how you see the zigzag pattern from those purl stitches. This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern creates a seed stitch graphic Chevron Seed Stitch pattern. As a result, I think this pattern is perfect to knit up a chunky scarf.

 

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DOUBLE MOSS STITCH PATTERN

Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

This Double Moss Stitch is a simple pattern that adds great texture. A variation on the Seed and Irish Moss stitches, this easy design is achieved with a 4-Row Repeat of knit and purl stitches. Similarly, this stitch pattern is also called the Double Seed, Two Stitch Check, or Box Stitch.

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HURDLE STITCH PATTERN

Right Side of Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern

This Hurdle Stitch is a sweet knit and purl combination. It resembles the hurdles jumped in track class, by horses… or the Olympics! You can see that it’s identical on both the right and wrong sides, so this is also a reversible pattern.

 

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IRISH MOSS STITCH

Irish Moss Knit Stitch Pattern. Get Free Written Patterns, Charts, and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit.

The Irish Moss Stitch, also called the American Moss Stitch, is similar to the Seed Stitch, with a thicker texture. As a result, it feel thick and squishy, too. American Moss is another term used for this pattern.

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PIQUE RIB STITCH

Right Side of Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Chart

This Pique Rib Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat. Moreover, this 4-Row Repeat is perfect to knit up a pillow or an elegant scarf for both men and women with premium yarns.

 

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SIMPLE SEED STITCH

Simple Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Simple Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern is a vintage pattern with a Stockinette background punctuated with alternating rows of raised purl seed stitches.

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WAFFLE STITCH

Waffle Stitch

The Waffle Stitch also has a really fun texture, and syrup is optional. This yummy Waffle Stitch Pattern, with its series of knits and purls, resembles one of our favorite breakfast treats! You are sure to love this easily memorable, all-around stitch for your fashion and home decor knitting projects.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book for Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


6 to 10-Row Repeats

DIAGONAL RIB STITCH

Right Side of Diagonal Rib Stitch

This Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat. This 8-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern would be perfect to knit up a pillow or an elegant scarf.

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DIAMOND BROCADE STITCH PATTERN

Diamond Brocade Stitch

This Diamond Brocade Knit Stitch Pattern is an elegant design created by a simple series of knits and purls. This 8-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern creates a fashionable textured graphic. I think it would look stunning if you used it to knit a pillow or blanket. Even if you only used one yarn color, this pattern would look really impressive as part of your home decor!

 

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FLAG STITCH PATTERN

Flag Knit Stitch

This Flag Knit Stitch has such a beautiful depth of texture. This 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy level project, with easy to follow series of knits and purls in six repeating rows. This is also a reversible pattern because it looks great on both the right and wrong sides of your work. In addition, the terms Pennant Stitch or Triangle Stitch are also used to describe this Flag Stitch pattern.

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REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN

Reverse Ridge Stitch

The Reverse Ridge Stitch pattern has the stretchy rib pattern horizontally rather than vertically. With a series of knits and purls, this is a reversible pattern that’s super stretchy, but unlike most rib stitches, this accordion stretch is horizontal.

 

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SIMPLE SEED STITCH PATTERN

Simple Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Simple Seed Stitch Pattern is a vintage pattern with a Stockinette background punctuated with alternating rows of raised purl seed stitches.

 

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SEERSUCKER STITCH PATTERN

Seersucker Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Seersucker Stitch Knitting Pattern creates textured rows of puckered diamond shapes edged with stockinette ridges. It looks like a complex raised pillowy design, but it achieved with just a simple combination of knits and purls.

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TILE SQUARES STITCH PATTERN

Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern is designed with blocks of Stockinette separated vertically with a rib of Seed Stitch and a horizontal ridge of purls.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book for Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


12 or More Row Repeats

BASKET LOOP STITCH PATTERN

Basket Loop Stitch Knitting Pattern Swatch

This Basket Loop Stitch Knitting Pattern is an easy pattern that creates a textured illusion of looping interwoven rings atop a background of vertical pillars.

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BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN

Basket Weave Stitch

The Basket Weave Stitch is really impressive. It looks like your pattern is actually woven like a basket. However, it is really just a combination of knit and purl stitches row after row.

 

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CUT DIAGONALS STITCH PATTERN

Cut Diagonals Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Cut Diagonals Stitch Knitting Pattern creates a bold horizontal texture that is perfect for beginners with this simple combination of knits and purls in a 12-Row Repeat. Similar to the Embossed Leaf pattern, it is a great choice to create textured scarves, pillow covers, and blankets with its bold, reversible design.

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DIAGONAL SPIRAL RIB STITCH PATTERN

Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch

Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern creates textured slanted ribbing. This 18 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is really simple with just knits and purls, but resembles more complicated cabling. Similar to the Diagonal Rib Stitch, this Spiral Pattern knits up even thicker for great dimension.

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GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH PATTERN

How to Knit the Garter Checkerboard Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit. #knitting

This vintage Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns, blocked together. As a result, it looks quite intricate to knit, but it’s actually quite simple.

 

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CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN

Caterpillar Knit Stitch Pattern. Get Free Written Patterns, Charts, and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit.

Another fun one is the Caterpillar Stitch Pattern because the raised purl stitches make a little shape like a Caterpillar. It is a perfect pattern for light summer knitting and it’s very modern. Moreover, this pattern is perfect for dishcloths or anything you can dream up.

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DIAGONAL CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH PATTERN

Swatch of Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Knitting Chart

This Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern has a really bold graphic design. With this 12 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern, an intricate pattern emerges. Since this is a reversible pattern that easily lies flat. In addition, I think it’s a great knit stitch pattern to knit up an elegant scarf for both men and women. 

 

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LARGE STACKED TRIANGLES STITCH PATTERN

Large Stacked Triangle Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Large Stacked Triangle Stitch Knitting Pattern creates interconnected Stockinette and Garter Stitch shapes. Design a bold texture with a simple combination of knits and purls in a 28-Row Repeat. Similar to my Pique Triangle Stitch, here is a great choice to create graphic scarves, pillow covers, and blankets.

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LATTICE SEED STITCH PATTERN

Lattice Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Lattice Seed Stitch Pattern creates a wide braided basketweave design woven atop a seeded background. This 18-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern looks like a complicated cabled design but is actually achieved with a simple combination of knits and purls. This impressive texture would be stunning knitted up as a blanket, scarf, or pillow.

 

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PARALLELOGRAM STITCH PATTERN

Parallelogram Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Parallelogram Stitch Pattern creates a modern texture of interconnecting diagonal angles. This 16-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy combination of knits and purls. When lightly blocked, it holds a flat shape that is perfect for scarves, pillows, and blankets.

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TRIANGLE STITCH PATTERN

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

This Triangle Stitch Pattern is a sweet graphic pattern of your favorite 3-sided shape, allowing you to easily create this modern design.  I think it would look amazing as a chunky blanket or cozy pillow.

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TUMBLING MOSS BLOCK STITCH PATTERN

Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Pattern creates an illusion with 3 various textured patterns. The easy pattern results in an interlocking pattern of parallelogram shapes in the Garter, Stockinette, and Moss Seed Knit Stitches.

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WIDE CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH PATTERN

Horizontal Chevron Zigzag Knitting Pattern

This Wide Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern creates a bold horizontal texture that is perfect for beginners. This simple combination of knits and purls in an 18-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a great choice for chunky scarves, pillow covers, and baby blankets with its strong, graphic design.

 

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Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns with Free Patterns and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit