Fun knitting stitch patterns - Pretty Knit Stitches

Knitting stitch patterns are so fun to knit and it's a great way to practice. I really enjoyed creating this page because it gave me a chance to try out some stitch patterns I've been curious about.

Make sure to have a ball of yarn and needles handy because I am sure you'll want to try some.

The best way to find out if a stitch pattern is easy, is to try it.  Sometimes a stitch pattern will just make more sense as you knit your way through it. And a lot of times they're surprisingly simple. 

I've also created a page for you to look at about reading stitch patterns and understanding about knitting multiples. 

It may help you understand before you start looking at all the pattern stitches.

I'm starting off with the first basic knitting stitch pattern beginners will learn. And it's very simple and soothing to knit. 

Below that you'll find a list of some pretty knitting stitch patterns you can try after you've mastered your knit stitches and purl stitches.  Let's get started....

Garter Stitch Pattern

Knitting Stitch Patterns, Garter Stitch

Garter Stitch is the most popular stitch pattern and the easiest stitch you'll learn.  This picture is a section of my temperature blanket. It's all done in garter stitch and as you can probably tell I love knitting with it.  

When you knit every stitch on every row it's called garter stitch.  

More interesting facts about the garter stitch pattern

  • lies flat
  • looks the same on both sides
  • very stretchy
  • has a square knitting gauge so you'll need to knit twice as many rows per inch than stitches per inch. 
  • takes more yarn to knit a sweater or scarf
  • makes great borders, edgings and buttonhole bands
  • use instead of ribbing stitches along cuffs and borders of sweaters or socks

To count the rows in garter stitch all you do is count the ridges by two.  Each ridge equals two rows of garter stitch.

Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns

These knitting stitch patterns are simple combinations of knit and purl. The best thing is they are really pretty and fun to knit.

Stockinette Stitch:  The most basic and timeless stitch of all plus why it curls.

Andalusian Stitch: This is really pretty and so easy to do too.

Basketweave Stitch: This knitting stitch pattern is so nice and it's really easy to do. Of course there are pattern variations so I decided to show you a couple. After all it's always nice to have choices.

Diamond Brocade: Elegant, pretty and so easy to knit.

Seed Stitch and Moss Stitch: These stitch patterns are timeless and really simple to knit.

Seersucker Stitch:  Wow! This is pretty.

Single Chevron Stitch: Delicate and pretty

Twisted Stockinette:  A nice change from the classic stockinette stitch.

Waffle Stitch:  This is just lovely.

Rib Stitch Patterns

Rib stitch patterns are a wonderful way to create texture in your knitting and more importantly they create some elasticity in your fabric. 

Here are a few ribbing stitch patterns to take a look at. I have started with the most common rib stitch patterns.

Basic rib stitches: These rib stitch patterns are the basics to learn because you'll find you use them a lot.

Would you like a little more adventure with ribbing stitch patterns? If you would, take a look at these. Some are easy and some get a little more challenging. Just have some fun with them.

Broken Rib Stitch: This lovely stitch pattern looks really nice on both sides and it's easy too

Diagonal Rib Stitch Pattern: This is quite simple to do and looks so pretty.

Seeded Rib Stitch: One word, beautiful and easy. Ok three words.

Knitting Cables and Cable Stitch Patterns

Get started with knitting cables.  You can do it.  Or at least have fun trying.

Basic Cables:  Knitting cables is fun and these basic cables are easy to knit. 

Mock Cables:  Easily knit a cable stitch look with these gems.

OXO Cable:  So fun and sentimental too.

Woven Cable Stitch:  Really cool texture

Eyelets and Lace Knitting Stitch Patterns

Here are a few of my favorite lace and eyelet stitch patterns.  

Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch This is so pretty and has a feminine elegance 

Horseshoe Lace Stitch  Beautiful stitch pattern

Old Shale Stitch  Whether you call it Feather and Fan or Old Shale this stitch pattern is lovely

I will be adding more stitch patterns over time.  I just love them, so keep checking back often.  

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