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How to Knit the Brick Stitch

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This video will help you learn how to knit the brick stitch. This pattern simulates a running bond brick pattern and is a great texture to use for home decor items like pillows and blankets.

Skill: Easy

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 1

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Slip stitch – sl st

Yarn Forward – yf

Yarn Back – yb

Pattern:

Row 1: K4, *k1 while wrapping yarn twice, k3; rep from * till last st, k1.

Row 2: P4, *sl 1 purl wise letting second loop drop, p3; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 3: K4, *sl 1 purl wise, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: K4, *yf, sl 1 purl wise, yb, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: K2, *k1 while wrapping yarn twice, k3; rep from * till last 3 sts, k1 while wrapping yarn twice, k2

Row 6: P2, *sl 1 purl wise, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1 purl wise, p2.

Row 7: K2, *sl 1 purl wise, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1 purl wise, k2.

Row 8: K2, *yf, sl 1 purl wise, yb, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, yf, sl 1 purl wise, yb, k2.

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Brick Stitch

Example of the Brick Stitch

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