This vintage Seed Stitch Pattern gets its name from the raised bumps from your purl stitches resemble seeds. My pattern shows you the easiest way to knit it up without keeping track of your right and wrong sides of your work.
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This 2-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy-level project created with a simple combination of knits and purls. It is a classic reversible pattern, great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, sweaters, and knit neckties.
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
CLOSER LOOK AT THE SEED STITCH TEXTURE
The Seed Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical.
Each row of your knitting consists of alternating Knit and Purl Stitches, creating the little bumps that look like seeds. It is a favorite stitch choice because it easily lies flat, often used for the borders of blankets that tend to curl up. Check out my new Seed Stitch Story, too!
2 STEPS TO KNIT THE EASIEST SEED STITCH
Step 1: Cast On an Odd Number of Stitches
Casting on an odd number of stitches makes this the easiest way to knit the Seed Stitch. Doing so allows you to knit the same pattern on every row, both the right and wrong sides of your work.
Step 2: Stitch Pattern for Every Row
Your knitting pattern ( * K1, P1 * K1 ) is repeated on every row.
Repeat the Knit 1, Purl 1 pattern all the way down the row, finishing with just one knit stitch at the very end of the row.
Continue this pattern on every row. So easy and no need to track if you’re on the right or wrong side of your work! Told you this was easy-peasy!
The Seed Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.
- How to Cast On Without a Slip Knot or Slip Knot
- Cast On with Slingshot or Cast On Thumb Method
- K = Knit Stitch
- P = Purl Stitch
- Cast Off
- Weave-in Yarn Ends
Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.
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KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK
Find this Easy Seed Stitch on page 9 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. You may also get your free printable pattern below!
EASIEST SEED STITCH KNITTING PATTERN
Click to Play Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
- Yarn - Any Gauge
- Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:
Cast On: An Odd Number of Stitches
- Row 1: (Right Side) * K1, P1 *, K1
- Row 2: (Wrong Side) K1, * P1, K1 *
IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:
Cast On: An Even Number of Stitches
- Row 1: (Right Side) * K1, P1 *
- Row 2: * P1, K1 *
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