Railway Knit Stitch

Skill Level




Project Ideas

Ponchos, Sweaters

The railway knit stitch is a great way to bring a little texture to your project. The repeat is interesting enough to keep you engaged but simple enough to make you want to finish.

railway knit stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

The railway knit stitch works up nicely with a variety of yarn weights. Pair it with a smooth or slightly textured yarn to see the pattern best.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Chic Sheep Yarn, Sterling
  • US 6 Knitting Needle
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details

Abbreviations & Special Stitches

  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • K2Tog Knit 2 Together
  • P Purl
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
the pattern

Written Instructions

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1(RS): K all sts.

Row 2 (WS): K2tog to end of row.

Row 3: KFB to end of row.

Row 4: P all sts.

Repeat: Rep rows 1 through 4 until project measures the length you want, ending on a 4th row.

Bind Off: Start the bind off on a 1st row. Work a standard knitting bind off.

see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Right-Handed Tutorial on YouTube


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