How to Knit: The Checkerboard Stitch - Darn Good Yarn

How to Knit: The Checkerboard Stitch

Video Tutorial

The Checkerboard Stitch

Size: 6"x6"

Gauge: Stockinette | 4" = 20 Stitches | 12 Rows

Yarn: Medium Weight Yarn

Knitting Needle Size: US 9 (or size to achieve gauge)

Stitches worked over a multiple of 10


CO - Cast on


CO 30 stitches.
Rows 1-5: *Knit 5, Purl 5* repeat from *
Rows 6-10: *Purl 5, Knit 5* repeat from *
Repeat Rows 1-10 until piece measures 6” from cast on edge.
Fasten off, weave in ends, & block to 6x6” square.
To add a border as described in the video, cast on 2 extra stitches. The first stitch of each row should be slipped as if to knit and the last stitch should be purled.