Waffle Check Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White and pink knitted fabric with a dotted pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knitWaffle Check Pattern, learnknittingonline.com" and a back side of a white and pink knitted fabric with a dotted patternFirstly, the Waffle Check Pattern is a great introduction into color-work patterns. In fact, it is a color-change, slip-stitch pattern, which means that you only knit with one color at the time.

Furthermore, there are many variations of the waffle check pattern. However, in this version, the stitch pattern has a garter-stitch basis. Consequently, the fabric has quite a nubby texture.

Actually, as the reverse side of the fabric is quite nubby as well, this stitch pattern is great for making dishcloths.

Consequently, the stitch pattern is knitted over 8 rows. However, you can easily adapt the stitch pattern by just repeating only rows 1 to 4. This change will align the checks vertically instead of alternating them.

In fact, the Waffle Pattern is identical to the Pin Check Pattern, with the exception of rows 1 and 5. It is surprising how this slight change can give quite a different texture.

Likewise, if you would like to try out the Pin Check Pattern as well, you can find it here: Pin Check Pattern.

In addition, if you want to learn more about slipping stitches, you can find our step-by-step tutorial here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Finally, mosaic knitting is a great way to create color-change patterns without having to learn stranded knitting. In conclusion, we have a very comprehensive article about this that you can find here: All You Need to Know About Mosaic Knitting.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for the Waffle Check Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                    Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

wyif                                             with yarn in front

wyib                                            with yarn in back

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Odd number of sts. Colors A and B

Row 1 (WS) – With A, knit

Row 2 – With B, k1, * sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from *

Row 3 – With B, k1, * sl 1 wyif, k1; rep from *

Row 4 – With A, knit

Row 5 – With A, knit

Row 6 – With B, k2, * sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from *, end k1

Row 7 – With B, k2, * sl 1 wyif, k1; rep from *, end k1

Row 8 – With A, knit

Repeat rows 1-8 until the desired length has been reached.

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