Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Let’s check out free Knit Stitch Patterns in our Absolute Beginner Knitting Series.

Now that you know how to both knit and purl, you can create an infinite number of textures and patterns simply with combinations of these two knitting techniques.

Keep on scrolling! You will find all the free photos and pattern instructions for these basic knit stitches on this website page.

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KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS

Combinations of these two knitting techniques, the knit and purl stitch, create an infinite number of textures and patterns.

Let’s first take a look at the two knit stitch patterns you’ve already been creating.

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GARTER STITCH PATTERN

When you are knitting every row in your knitting swatch, you are creating most basic knit stitch pattern, the Garter Stitch.

  • CAST ON ANY NUMBER OF STITCHES
  • KNIT ALL ROWS

GARTER STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

GARTER STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN

When you are Knitting one row, then Purling the next, you are creating the Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern.

  • CAST ON ANY NUMBER OF STITCHES
  • ROW 1: KNIT ALL
  • ROW 2: PURL ALL REPEAT
  • ROWS 1 AND 2 UNTIL THE LENGTH DESIRED

STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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


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RIB STITCH PATTERNS

First, we have Rib Stitch Patterns.  You can create stretchy rib patterns with combinations of knit and purl.

1×1 RIB STITCH 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. On the right and wrong side, it looks exactly the same.

  • CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 2
  • ALL ROWS: * K1, P1 *
    (repeat pattern within **)

1x1 RIB STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

1x1 RIB STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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2X2 RIB STITCH PATTERN

The 2×2 RIB Stitch a bit thicker and is GREAT for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, and more!

  • CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 4
  • ALL ROWS: * K2, P2 *
    (repeat pattern within **)
  • ALL ROWS: * K2, P2 *
    (repeat pattern within **)

2x2 RIB STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

2x2 RIB STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN

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.

CAST ON ANY NUMBER OF STITCHES

  • ROW 1: KNIT ALL
  • ROW 2: PURL ALL
  • ROW 3: KNIT ALL

Repeat these 3 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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SEED STITCH PATTERN

This Knit Stitch Pattern is 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 even knit neckties!

  • CAST ON AN ODD NUMBER OF STITCHES
  • ALL ROWS: * K1, P1 *, K1
    (repeat pattern within **, ending with K1)

SEED STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

SEED STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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IRISH MOSS STITCH PATTERN

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.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 2

  • ROW 1: * K1, P1 *
  • ROW 2: * K1, P1 *
  • ROW 3: * P1, K1 *
  • ROW 4: * P1, K1 *

Repeat these 4 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

IRISH MOSS STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

IRISH MOSS STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH PATTERN

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.

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

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

Cast On in Multiples of 10, plus 5

  • Row 1: * K5, P5 *, K5
  • Row 2: Purl All
  • Row 3: * K5, P5 *, K5
  • Row 4: Purl All
  • Row 5: * K5, P5 *, K5
  • Row 6: Purl All
  • Row 7: * K5, P5 *, K5
  • Row 8: * K5, P5 *, K5
  • Row 9: Knit All
  • Row 10: * K5, P5 *, K5
  • Row 11: Knit All
  • Row 12: * K5, P5 *, K5
  • Row 13: Knit All
  • Row 14: * K5, P5 *, K5

Repeat these 14 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Garter Checkerboard Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit. #knitting___

BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN

The Basket Weave 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.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 6

  • Row 1: Knit
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Row 3: * K1, P4, K1 *
  • Row 4: * P1, K4, P1 *
  • Row 5: * K1, P4, K1 *
  • Row 6: * P1, K4, P1 *
  • Row 7: Knit
  • Row 8: Purl
  • Row 9: * P2, K2, P2 *
  • Row 10: * K2, P2, K2 *
  • Row 11: * P2, K2, P2 *
  • Row 12: * K2, P2, K2 *

Repeat these 12 rows in pattern until your work is the length you desire

BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio KnitBASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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WAFFLE STITCH PATTERN

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,

You are sure to love this easily memorable, all-around stitch for your fashion and home decor knitting projects.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 3, PLUS 1

  • Row 1: * K1, P2 * K1
  • Row 2: * P1, K2 * P1
  • Row 3: Knit All
  • Row 4: Purl All

Repeat 4 Rows until your piece is the length you desire

WAFFLE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit
WAFFLE STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN

A couple more fun ones are the Caterpillar stitch 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. This pattern is perfect for dishcloths or anything you can dream up.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 6

  • Row 1: * K1, P5 * right side
  • Row 2: * K5, P1 * wrong side
  • Row 3: * K1, P5 *
  • Row 4: * K5, P1 *
  • Row 5: * K1, P5 *
  • Row 6: * K5, P1 *
  • Row 7: * P3, K1, P2 *
  • Row 8: * K2, P1, K3 *
  • Row 9: * P3, K1, P2 *
  • Row 10: * K2, P1, K3 *
  • Row 11: * P3, K1, P2 *
  • Row 12: * K2, P1, K3 *

Repeat 12 Rows until your piece is the length you desire

CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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CHEVRON STITCH PATTERN

And the Chevron Stitch is really cool, how you see the zigzag pattern from those purl stitches.

CAST ON IN MULTIPLES OF 8

  • Row 1: * P1, K3, P1, K3 *
  • Row 2: * K1, P5, K1, P1 *
  • Row 3: * K2, P1, K3, P1, K1 *
  • Row 4: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *

Repeat 4 Rows until your piece is the length you desire

CHEVRON STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

CHEVRON STITCH PATTERN Learn EASY KNIT AND PURL STITCH PATTERNS in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

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LINEN STITCH PATTERN

This pattern creates a really beautiful flat, thin piece of knitting, similar to linens!

CAST ON an Odd Number of Stitches

  • ROW 1: * K1, Yarn to Front, Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Back * K1
  • ROW 2: * Slip 1 Purlwise, Yarn to Front,  P1, Yarn to Back *, Slip 1

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

RIGHT SIDE How to Knit the Linen Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.

RIGHT SIDE How to Knit the Linen Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.

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


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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