The Check Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #42

Stitch Description

The Check Stitch pattern is a basic checker pattern that has a great texture. This stitch can be used for washcloths and blankets.

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Materials Used

Martha Stewart Crafts Cotton Hemp Blend

This versatile natural blend—soft, absorbent, and machine-washable—is a smart choice for garments, knit or crochet baby blankets, and even household projects like washcloths, place mats, and dish towels.

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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
Beginner

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 3 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 3 + 1

  • Row 1 (RS): Knit all sts.
  • Row 2: Purl all sts.
  • Row 3: K1, *p2, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: Purl all sts.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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