How To Knit – Stockinette Stitch

how to knit stockinette stitch

How To Knit Stocking Stitch

The stockinette stitch (or known as stocking stitch in the UK) is created by one row of knit stitches followed by one row of purl stitches.

Learning the stockinette/stocking stitch is the next step once you have learned how to knit and purl.

Stockinette stitch is used in many of my patterns, from hats, scarves, blankets and dog sweaters.

stocking stitch

Stocking Stitch

  • This type of stitch has a right and a wrong side.
  • The right side is typically the smooth side, called stockinette or knit.
  • On this side, the stitches look like small Vs. The bumpy side of stockinette stitch fabric is called reverse stockinette or purl.
  • It also curls at the edges.

The Knitting Basics

Take a look at these posts with information for every beginner knitter.
Yarn Weights | A Beginners Guide

Yarn Weights | A Beginners Guide

Learn everything you need to know about yarn weights and categories. If you are learning how to knit or crochet, knowing the yarn weights will help you when choosing your first projects.

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Knitting Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations

A comprehensive printable list of knitting abbreviations and terms.

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How To Knit For Beginners

How To Knit For Beginners

Are you looking for a new way to be creative? Then you should definitely learn how to knit!

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How To Purl

How To Purl

Learn how to purl and how to create stockinette stitch with this easy guide.

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