Check Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Check Stitch Pattern is a quick and easy knit and purls stitch pattern that is perfect for beginners to knitting.

In fact, the check pattern is just a 2×2 rib that has been broken. This makes this stitch pattern perfect for someone who wants to practise changing between knit and purl stitches on the same row.

With a multiple of 4 + 2, this is also a great pattern to use for replacing plain stockinette if you want to be a bit creative with your knitting projects.

In addition, the stitch pattern is fully reversible. So, this stitch pattern is perfect for knitting projects that have two public sides. Typically, this will be projects like baby blankets, afghans, scarves, etc.

Furthermore, the textured fabric created makes the Check Stitch Pattern perfect for making dishcloths and hand towels.

So, why not give this versatile stitch pattern a go and incorporate it into your next knitting project?

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 1 - Beginner Knitters

Techniques Needed For Check Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 4 + 2

Row 1: K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end

Row 2: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end

Row 3: K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end

Row 4: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end

Row 5: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end

Row 6: K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end

Row 7: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end

Row 8: K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1-8 until the desired length is reached.

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