Small Gingham Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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Photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a checkered pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Small Gingham Stitch, learnknittingonline.com" and a back side photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a checkered pattern belowThis Small Gingham Stitch pattern is a fully reversible knit and purl stitch pattern.

Use it to produce a fabric that has a lovely checkered effect which gives both texture and interest to any knitting project.

Achieve the Small Gingham Stitch by using just knit and purl stitches to create simple squares with different textures.

It is a stitch pattern that will work particularly well in projects such as dishcloths, afghans and baby blankets.

In fact, this stitch pattern comes with 3 different sets of instructions: Traditional, long-hand and chart.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 2 - Confident Beginner Knitters

Techniques Needed For The Small Gingham 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)

For the Small Gingham Stitch pattern, cast on in a multiple of 10 sts plus 5.

Row 1 (RS):* P5, k1 (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.

Row 2: K5, * (k1, p1) twice, k6; rep from * to end.

Row 3: * P5, k1 (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.

Row 4: K5, * (K1, p1) twice, k6; rep from * to end.

Row 5: * P5, k1 (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.

Row 6: K5, * (K1, p1) twice, k6; rep from * to end.

Row 7: * (k1, p1) twice, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

Row 8: K1, (p1, k1) twice, * p5, k1, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to end.

Row 9: * (k1, p1) twice, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

Row 10: K1, (p1, k1) twice, * p5, k1, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to end.

Row 11: * (k1, p1) twice, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

Row 12: K1, (p1, k1) twice, * p5, k1, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1-12 until you have reached your desired length.

You can find more basic knit and purl stitch patterns here: Knit and Purl Stitch Tutorials

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