Seed Stitch (aka Moss Stitch) [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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Photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a subtle embossed pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Seed Stitch (aka Moss Stitch)," and a back side photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a subtle embossed pattern belowThe Seed Stitch is one of the most popular stitch patterns out there. It is super easy to create as it is knitted over just 2 rows.

In fact, you just knit a purl over a knit stitch and a knit stitch over a purl stitch. And you keep repeating this until you have the desired fabric length.

However, what many people find confusing is that this pattern configuration is called Seed Stitch in American patterns. Conversely, in British patterns, the same stitch pattern is called the Moss Stitch Pattern.

However, the Americans also have a stitch pattern that is called the Moss Stitch, which is different from the Seed Stitch. You can check out this pattern here: Moss Stitch.

The Seed Stitch Pattern is fully reversible and is perfect for substituting stockinette patterns, although it makes a slightly tighter fabric.

In addition, it is also a great pattern to use for replacing stockinette patterns as it lays flat and doesn’t curl in the same way.

Furthermore, this stitch pattern is very popular in borders as it gives the border a more interesting texture.

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

Techniques Needed for Seed Stitch (aka Moss Stitch)

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)

On an odd number of stitches:

Row 1: K1, * p1, k1; rep from * to end

Repeat this row

On an even number of stitches:

Row 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to end

Row 2: * P1, k1; rep from * to end

Repeat these two rows until you have reached desired length

Discover another knit & purl stitch pattern right here: Broken Block Stitch Pattern

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