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 over 21 textures and pattern 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 Knit Stitch Pattern. Get Free Written Patterns, Charts, and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit.

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 Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy level project. Doesn’t get any easier than this!

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STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN

Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern Easy for Beginning Knitters by Studio Knit with Video Tutorial #studioknit #knitstitchpattern

 

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

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1×1 RIB STITCH PATTERN

1x1 Rib Knit Stitch Pattern. Get Free Written Patterns, Charts, and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit.

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

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. This 2-Row Repeat Pattern is perfect to knit up a chunky scarf.

 

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SEED STITCH PATTERN

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

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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4-Row Repeats

ANDALUSIAN STITCH PATTERN

This vintage Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern is a sweet little design.

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.  I think this classic pattern would be perfect to knit up in one solid color for a darling baby blanket. 

 

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PIQUE RIB STITCH PATTERN

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

This Pique Rib Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat. 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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IRISH MOSS STITCH PATTERN

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. It’s nice and squishy, too. American Moss is another term used for this pattern.

 

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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 Knit Stitch Pattern 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. 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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WAFFLE STITCH PATTERN

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

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.

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CHEVRON SEED STITCH PATTERN

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

This Chevron 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. I think this pattern is perfect to knit up a chunky scarf.

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


6 to 10-Row Repeats

DIAGONAL RIB STITCH PATTERN

Right Side of Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern Easy for Beginning Knitters by Studio Knit

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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REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN

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

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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FLAG STITCH PATTERN

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

This Flag Knit Stitch Pattern 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. The terms Pennant Stitch or Triangle Stitch are also used to describe this Flag Stitch pattern.

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DIAMOND BROCADE STITCH PATTERN

This Diamond Brocade Knit Stitch Pattern is an elegant design created by a simple series of knits and purls.

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!

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

 

12 or More Row Repeats

BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN

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

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

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DIAGONAL SPIRAL RIB STITCH PATTERN

Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern and Chart with Studio Knit

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 pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns, blocked together. It looks really 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 because the raised purl stitches make a little shape like a Caterpillar. Cute! It is a perfect pattern for light summer knitting and it’s very modern. 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 Knit 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, I think it’s a great knit stitch pattern to knit up an elegant scarf for both men and women. 

 

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TRIANGLE STITCH PATTERN

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

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

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