Knitting Stitch Patterns 2
Knitting Stitch Patterns
We have put together a useful list of stitch patterns with instructions on how best to achieve these gorgeous knitting stitch patterns
For a list of knitting abbreviations click here opens in new window.
Moss Rib Stitch Pattern
This is a favourite with knitters and is a very versatile stitch used for all sorts of garments as well as blankets and throws, or even as a more decorative way to add ribbed edging to jumpers and cardigans. As a tip, use a smooth yarn which can show off its lovely, strong texture and keep the rib straight and uniform.
Here, we used Sifa cotton silver in Earth Bronze which is a smooth strong yarn which gives a very uniform effect and does not pill. Even the most inexperienced knitter can produce a smooth, straight finish with a nice cotton yarn.
We used 4mm needles. The pictures show the back of the pattern is just as pretty.
Cast on a number of stitches divisible by 7, plus 2.
1st row: P2, *(K1, P1) 3 times, P1, repeat from * to end.
2nd row: K2, *P2, K1, P2, K2, repeat from * to end.
Repeat rows as required.
Rosebud stitch pattern
This very textured pattern is great for making cowls and scarfs on thick needles. It is also popular for cushion covers and throws. To keep the pattern balanced and soft, we used Sifa cotton silver in Earth Bronze on 4mm needles. It came out so lovely that I will continue knitting this swatch (cast on 17 sts) to make a long, skinny scarf.
The best thing about knitting with cotton is that it is easy on the hands when knitting and also a godsend for those of us who cannot wear scratchy wool next to our skin yet need warm items in the winter. Contrary to popular belief, cotton is one of the best materials to wear in all year round due to its thermal regulating properties.
Cast on an uneven number of stitches.
1st row: K
2nd row: K1, *K next st into row below, K1, repeat from * to end.
3rd row: K
4th row: K2, *K next st into row below, K1, repeat from * ending K1.
Repeat rows 1-4 as required.
Scallop stitch pattern
This needs a bit of concentrating but it’s a good challenge for beginners who want to move on to more intricate patterns which doesn’t involve complicated stitches. It has the appearance of cable without actually making them and also provides a little of the elasticity you’d normally find in a rib. The best part is the scalloped edging which takes shape as you knit.
On 4mm needles using Sifa cotton silver in Natural we have cast on 32 stitches for a newborn baby jacket. The pattern is perfect for a matching take home blanket as well.
Cast on a number of stitches divisible by 13, plus 6.
1st row: K1, *yoN, K1, P2, K1, yon, P9, rep from * to last 5 sts, yon, K1, P2, K1, yon, K1.
2nd row: K1, yoN, P2, k2, P2, yon, *P9, yon, P2, K2, P2, yon, rep from * to last st, K1.
3rd row: K1, *yon, K3, P2, K3, yon, P9, rep from * to last 9 sts, yon, K3, P2, K3, yon, K1.
4th row: K1, yon, P4, K2, P4, yon, *P9, yon, P4, K2, P4, yon, rep from * to last st, K1.
5th row: K1, *K5, P2, K5, P9, rep from * to last 13 sts, K5, P2, K6.
6th row: K1, P5, K2, P5, *P14, K2, P5, rep from * to last st, K1.
7th row: K1, *sl1, K1, psso, K3, P2, K3, K2tog, P9, rep from * to last 13 sts, sl1, K1, psso, K3, P2, K3, K2tog, K1.
8th row: K1, P2tog, P2, K2, P2, P2tog, *P9, P2tog, P2, K2, P2, P2tog, rep from * to last st, K1.
9th row: K1, *sl1, K1, psso, K1, P2, K1, K2tog, P9, rep from * to last 9 sts, sl1, K1, psso, K1, P2, K1, K2tog, K1.
10th row: K1, P2tog, K2, P2tog, *P9, P2tog, K2, P2tog, rep from * to last st, K1.
Repeat rows 1-10 as required.