The Box stitch is a pretty straightforward to knit member of the Knit & Purl Stitch family and creates a lovely raised bumpy texture.
The stitch is similar in appearance to several others such as the Trinity Stitch or the Moss Stitch with it’s raised bumpy appearance.
The stitch is reversable and creates diagonal lines of raised bumps by using a knit two/purl two staggered sequence..
Raring at the bit to get going? Alrite, let’s get to the nitty gritty…
Cast on any multiple of four plus two stitches for your project.
Begin the first row by knitting two stitches, then you’ll enter a four stitch repeating pattern of purling two, then knitting two until the end of the row.
For the second row, start by purling two stitches. Again, you will enter a four stitch repeat; knitting two then purling two until you reach the end of the row.
The third row starts by purling the first two stitches. Once again have another four stitch repeat; knitting two followed by purling two until you reach the end of the row.
Lastly, the fourth row begins by knitting two. You can guess what’s coming, another four stitch repeat. This time, purl two, then knit two and repeat till you reach the end of the row.
Once you have completed row 4, continue repeating rows 1-4 until you have the desired size.
Cast on any multiple of 4 + 2 stitches.
Techniques Used in this Stitch:
Row 1: k2, *p2, k2; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Row 2: p2, *k2, p2; repeat from * till the end of the row..
Row 3: p2, *k2, p2; repeat from * till the end of the row..
Row 4: k2, *p2, k2; repeat from * till the end of the row..
Repeat rows 1-4 to desired length.