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Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Knitting 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. This 20-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a simple combination of knits and purls that easily lies flat and is reversible.

See below for all the materials, techniques, and written pattern instructions to knit this pattern both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles.

Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Knitting Pattern


PROJECT IDEA: Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Blocks

My Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Blocks Pattern is an easy knit and purl design great for beginners. This textured blanket is created from the bottom up knitted flat on a long circular needle. It’s a reversible pattern, so the tumbling blocks design is visible on both the right and wrong sides of your blanket.

Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch draped over wooden chair

CLOSER LOOK at the Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this stunning pattern. Also called the Cubework or Boxes, this design is inspired by historical quilt work designs dating back to the mid-1800s using different colors and fabrics.

The Tumbling Moss Block Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that on both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides look identical.

Reversible Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Knitting Pattern


KNITTING MATERIALS

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Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Tumbling Moss Block Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


HOW TO KNIT THE TUMBLING MOSS BLOCK STITCH

The Tumbling Moss Block Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Knitting Pattern Close-Up


KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch on page 77-78 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch


Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Knitting Pattern

Tumbling Moss Block Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Knitting Pattern creates an illusion with 3 various textured patterns with an easy 20-Row Repeat of knits and purls.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On in Multiples of 10

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * P1, K1 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2 *
  3. Row 3: * P3, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3 *
  4. Row 4: * P4, K1, P1, K4 *
  5. Row 5: * P5, K5 *
  6. Row 6: * P5, K5 *
  7. Row 7: * K1, P4, K4, P1 *
  8. Row 8: * P1, K1, P3, K3, P1, K1 *
  9. Row 9: * K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P1, K1, P1 *
  10. Row 10: * P1, K1 *
  11. Row 11: * K1, P1 *
  12. Row 12: * P1, K1, P1, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1 *
  13. Row 13: * K1, P1, K3, P3, K1, P1 *
  14. Row 14: * P1, K4, P4, K1 *
  15. Row 15: * K5, P5 *
  16. Row 16: * K5, P5 *
  17. Row 17: * K4, P1, K1, P4 *
  18. Row 18: * K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
  19. Row 19: * K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2 *
  20. Row 20: * K1, P1 *

Repeat Rows 1 through 20 until your piece is the length you desire.

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On in Multiples of 10

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * P1, K1 *
  2. Row 2: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2 *
  3. Row 3: * P3, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3 *
  4. Row 4: * P4, K1, P1, K4 *
  5. Row 5: * P5, K5 *
  6. Row 6: * P5, K5 *
  7. Row 7: * K1, P4, K4, P1 *
  8. Row 8: * P1, K1, P3, K3, P1, K1 *
  9. Row 9: * K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P1, K1, P1 *
  10. Row 10: * P1, K1 *
  11. Row 11: * K1, P1 *
  12. Row 12: * P1, K1, P1, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1 *
  13. Row 13: * K1, P1, K3, P3, K1, P1 *
  14. Row 14: * P1, K4, P4, K1 *
  15. Row 15: * K5, P5 *
  16. Row 16: * K5, P5 *
  17. Row 17: * K4, P1, K1, P4 *
  18. Row 18: * K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
  19. Row 19: * K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2 *
  20. Row 20: * K1, P1 *

Repeat Rows 1 through 20 until your piece is the length you desire.

Notes

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

20-Row Repeat

Lies Flat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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