Stockinette Stitch (Knitting Pattern) (St st)

How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

The stockinette stitch is one of the most basic and most common knitting stitches or knitting pattern. The stockinette stitch can be worked with any number of stitches. Sometimes this stitch is referred to as the stocking stitch.

The stockinette stitch is a series of knit and/or purl stitches knitted in a special way.  You see this stitch everywhere - sweaters, scarfs, socks, hats, blankets, etc.



Watch this video demonstration and read on for instruction on how to knit the stockinette (stocking stitch) when flat knitting.

Row 1: Knit all stitches (right side)
Row 2: Purl all stitches (wrong side)
Repeat Row 1 and  2: knitting all stitches in one row and purl all stitches in the next row.

Instructions (Knitting in the Round)

Knit all the stitches in every row.

The stockinette stitch has a right side and wrong side.  The right side of the stockinette stitch looks like a series of V's.  The wrong side of the stockinette stitch looks like a bunch of bumpy ridges.

The stockinette stitch has a tendency for the edges to curl.


I hope you found this information on the Stockinette stitch pattern helpful.  Check out our entire library of free stitch patterns.





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