The Check Stitch

The Check Stitch Knitting Pattern by Knitiversity

About this Stitch Pattern

The Check Stitch pattern is a basic checker pattern that uses small ridges of purl stitches to create a unique texture. The consistent repeating of these ridges in columns and rows gives the finished fabric a geometric pattern. The check stitch is great for simple projects like scarves, hats, and washcloths.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 3 + 1

Stitch 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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