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How to Knit the Reverse Stockinette Stitch

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the reverse stockinette stitch. This is a very basic technique that is essentially stockinette stitch but with the purl side as the Right Side (RS) of your work. It is used to add texture to fabric and make cables pop.

Abbreviation: st st

Also known as: stocking stitch

Skill: Beginner

Cast On: Any number of stitches

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

Knit – k

Purl – p


Row 1: Purl all stitches.

Row 2: Knit all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Example of the Reverse Stockinette Stitch