How to Knit: The Moss Stitch - Darn Good Yarn

How to Knit: The Moss Stitch

Before You Get Started

The Moss Stitch is a simple knit stitch based on multiples of two stitches, and a four-row repeat. This stitch comes out well with nearly all fiber and yarn.

Watch the video or see the written pattern below to learn how to knit the Moss Stitch. For demonstration purposes, Alan executes the Moss Stitch using 8 / 5mm knitting needles, a heavy weight yarn (Darn Good Fancy Twist Yarn), and casts on 6 stitches. For a symmetrical look, you'll want to cast on an uneven number of stitches. 

Written Pattern:

Row 1-2:
Row 1: Knit 1 (K1), Purl 1 (P1)
Row 2: Repeat

Row 3-4:
Row 3: Purl 1 (P1), Knit 1 (K1)
Row 4: Purl 1 (P1), Knit 1 (K1)

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