Knit Seed Stitch

Skill Level



Even Number

Project Ideas

Blankets, Scarves

The knit seed stitch is a great next stitch to learn after the stockinette and garter stitches. It uses knits and purls to create reversible texture that’s great for all sorts of projects. It’s also one of the new knit stitches that doesn’t curl!

Knit Seed Stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

The knit seed stitch is a very versatile stitch that’s easily worked with all yarn weights. Pair it with a smooth yarn to really let the texture be the focus, or try a lightly textured yarn to add even more texture to your project.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn, Country Sky
  • US 11 knitting needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details

Abbreviations & Special Stitches

  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rep Repeat
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
the pattern

Written Instructions

Cast on any even number of sts.

Row 1: *K1, P1. Rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, K1. Rep from * to end of row.

Repeat: Rep rows 1 and 2 until your project measures the length you want.

Bind Off

You can start the bind off after either a row 1 or row 2. Be sure to bind off in pattern (knitting the purls and purling the knits) to maintain the pattern.

see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

Right-Handed Tutorial on YouTube


project ideas

B.Hooked patterns that use the seed stitch

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