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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the box stitch. This pattern is similar to the seed stitch since it alternates knits and purls but in a 2×2 pattern rather than 1×1. The result is a checkered texture that is great for washcloths, pillows, and scarves.
Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 2
For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Rep row 2
Row 4: Rep row 1
Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.
After a few repeats your pattern should look like this: