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How to Knit the Double Moss Stitch

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double moss stitch. This pattern is similar to the moss and seed stitch in that it alternates between k1 and p1 on different rows. However in this pattern you repeat the row twice before switching, giving your work a different texture that is great for wash cloths, scarves, and hats.

Skill: Easy

Cast On: Multiples of 2

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

Knit – k

Purl – p

Pattern:

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 3: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Double Moss Stitch

Example of the Double Moss Stitch

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Comments

  1. SaraWolfeRozema

    November 17, 2011

    How do you decrease with this one?

  2. newstitchaday

    November 17, 2011

    It depends on how fast you’d like to decrease. You’d probably be best off decreasing two at a time, since that will keep you in pattern. So instead of decreasing one stitch every two rows (common) you would decrease two stitches and then work three rows. Does that make sense?

  3. SaraWolfeRozema

    November 17, 2011

    @newstitchaday For a baby hat. Cast on 80 stitches in the round. I usually decrease by knitting 8, know 2 together, knit complete row, knit 7, knit 2 together etc. Just not sure how to do it an keep look.

    • JohnnyV

      November 17, 2011

      Try k8 k3tog, work two rows, k6 k3tog, work two rows, etc.