The Box Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #26

Stitch Description

The Box Stitch 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.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 2

  • Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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