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How to Knit the Double Rice Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on July 11, 2012

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double rice stitch. This simple pattern creates a subtle textured fabric that is firm. It’s a good option for beginners who want to experiment with knitting through the back loop and is perfect for washcloths, bags, and blankets.

Skill: Easy
Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit Through the Back Loop – k tbl

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k tbl, p1; rep from * to end
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k tbl
Row 4: Knit

Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Double Rice Stitch Right Side (click for larger)
Example of the Double Rice Stitch Right Side

Example of the Double Rice Stitch Wrong Side (click for larger)
Example of the Double Rice Stitch Wrong Side

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