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?
Techniques Needed For Check Stitch Pattern
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
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.