knitting stitch patterns
Pretty knitting stitches

Knitting stitch patterns are so fun to knit and it's a great way to practice. 

Even I had fun creating this page, I'm sure you'll want to try some. 

Make sure you have your ball of yarn and knitting needles ready to go.

Then you can dive right in. It's fun to see them slowly turn into a pattern of pretty stitches. 

Keep in mind that sometimes a stitch pattern makes more sense as you knit your way through it. 

And a lot of times they're surprisingly simple and you wouldn't know if you didn't try.

These are just a few of the knit stitch patterns you can get started with.

Knitting stitch patterns

They're a great way to practice your knitting skills and also to try out a new yarn.

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

For instance, you may have seen a pattern that looks like this:

Pattern is worked over a multiple of 8 stitches + 5. 

Wonder what that means?  I'll help you so be sure to check it out.

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

So, I'm starting off with some basic knitting stitches for beginners. 

They're simple and soothing to knit and learn. 

Hopefully you'll give them all a try once you're comfortable with the basics.

Do you have your ball of yarn and needles handy? Let's get started....

Garter Stitch Pattern

Garter Stitch is the most popular stitch pattern and the easiest stitch to knit.

Knitting Stitch Patterns - Garter Stitch

 This is my temperature blanket. You'll have fun knitting this too. 

And it's all done in squishy garter stitch and as you can probably tell I love knitting garter stitch.

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

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More Facts About The Garter Stitch Pattern 

  • lies flat
  • looks the same on both sides
  • very stretchy
  • has a square knitting gauge*  
  • takes more yarn to knit a sweater or scarf
  • makes great borders, edgings and buttonhole bands
  • use instead of ribbing for sweater cuffs and borders or socks

How do you count the rows in garter stitch? Each ridge equals two rows of garter stitch.

*What is a square knitting gauge? You'll need to knit twice as many rows per inch than stitches per inch.

A common knitting gauge for garter stitch would be 4 stitches and 8 rows per inch. The rows are doubled.

Knit and Purl Knitting Stitch Patterns

These knitting stitch patterns are simple combinations of knits and purls. 

The best thing is they are really pretty knitting stitches and fun to knit.

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

Basketweave Knit Stitch: This knitting stitch pattern is classic and easy to do, there's a couple of types. 

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

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

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

Waffle Stitch:  This is just lovely.

Rib Knitting Stitch Patterns

Rib stitch patterns are a wonderful way to create texture in your knitting. 

More importantly they create some elasticity in your fabric. 

Here are a few ribbing stitch patterns to take a look at. First are the common ones you'll use the most.

Basic rib stitches: These rib stitch knitting patterns are the most common. And there's a bonus mini knitting lesson on how to rib stitch.

Want More Adventure With Rib Stitch Knitting?

Well then you'll love these rib knitting patterns. These are so pretty.

Some are easy and some a little more challenging. Just have 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. Okay 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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