This vintage Seed Stitch Pattern gets its name from the raised bumps from your purl stitches that resemble seeds. My pattern shows you the easiest way to knit it up without keeping track of the right and wrong sides of your work.
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About the Seed Stitch
Each row of the Seed Stitch consists of alternating knits and purls, creating little bumps that look like seeds. Easily adds a pop texture to knitting projects when designing blankets, scarves, and hats.
A series of easy knits and purls create the raised pattern.
It is a favorite stitch choice because this pattern easily lays flat, often used for the borders of blankets that tend to curl up.
Knit up the Seed Stitch in a simple 2-row repeat.
The Seed Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical.
Can the Seed Stitch be knit in the round on circular needles?
Yes, this pattern includes written instructions to knit it in the round. Try it out with either circular or double-pointed needles.
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
Watch Video Tutorial
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!
Seed Stitch Scarf
This Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf is a cozy, simple free design you can knit up right now. This scarf is the perfect choice to feel bundled up during chilly days. It’s a beginner-friendly, easy-level pattern in super bulky yarn in any fiber of your choice.
Printable Knitting Instructions
- 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 *
Repeat Rows 1 – 2 until your piece is the length you desire
Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks
Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern
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