The seed stitch is a very easy Knit and Purl stitch that gives a beautiful raised dimple effect, almost like scattered seeds.
The seed stitch (also known in the UK/Australia/New Zealand as the Moss Stitch) is similar to the Garter Stitch in that it doesn’t curl. This makes it ideal for any part of a project you wish to remain flat like the border or cuffs of a cardigan.
So, what is a seed stitch? The seed stitch requires mastery of the two basic stitches – knit and purl. These two basic stitches are combined by alternating each stitch – you knit one, then purl one for an entire row, reverse the fabric and repeat.
Cast on the required number of EVEN stitches for your project, begin row 1 by knitting one stitch followed by purling one stitch and continue until you have finished the first row.
Now reverse the fabric and repeat – start by purling one, then knitting one until you have completed row 2. Again, reverse and continue till you have the desired size.
Cast on any even number of stitches.
Techniques Used in this Stitch:
Row 1: *k1, p1; repeat from * to the end
Row 1: *p1, k1; repeat from * to the end
Repeat row 1 to desired length.
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