Swedish Block Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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Photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a block pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Swedish Block Stitch Pattern, learnknittingonline.com" and a back side photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a block pattern belowBlock stitch patterns are great for creating nice and interesting textures in your knitting projects and this Swedish Block Stitch Pattern is no exception.

Just like most Knit and Purl stitch pattern combinations, you can easily use this stitch pattern to substitute garter or stockinette stitches in a garment.

This particular version or a block stitch pattern is from Scandinavia. In fact, as the name indicates, it is from Sweden.

In this pattern, some squares are enlarged and others are reduced. This produces a sort of cross-rib which is very attractive.

Technically, this is not a reversible pattern. However, the reverse side of this stitch pattern also produces a nice and interesting texture which would be lovely in a “reversible” scarf or something similar.

In fact, it is a stitch pattern that works very well for more sporty garments for young as well as old.

And best of all – this Swedish Block Stitch Pattern is very easy to knit.

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

Techniques Needed for the Swedish Block 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 Swedish Block Stitch Pattern, cast on in a multiple of 6 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (RS): K2, * p4, k2; rep from *.

Row 2: P2, * k4, p2; rep from *.

Row 3: P2, * k4, p2; rep from *.

Row 4: K2, * p4, k2; rep from *.

Row 5: P2, * k4, p2; rep from *.

Row 6: K2, * p4, k2; rep from *.

Row 7: P2, * k4, p2; rep from *.

Row 8: K2, * p4, k2; rep from *.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

One Comment

  1. Fayonna Sweeney

    Thanks for pattering

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