The Check Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #206

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the check stitch. This stitch creates a series of checks in a diagonal pattern. The check stitch would be great to for adding texture to large or small projects such as, afghans, book covers or cowls!

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Materials Used

BARE NAKED WOOLS

Breakfast Blend is a delicious, 3-ply pairing of soft, combed merino and alpaca yarn, which knits up into a luxurious, velvety fabric. The alpaca contributes a silky hand while the merino keeps the yarn bouncy and light; the resulting fabric has a warm density and soft halo without weight, perfect for garments, accessories, or blankets.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 2

  • Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 5: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 6: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 7: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 8: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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Example of the Check Stitch

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