The Checked Rose Stitch

Stitch Description

The checked rose stitch is a two colored stitch in the brioche family. It’s a double layered fabric, with one color used for the front of the stitch and a second color for the back. The resulting window panes allow alternate colors to show. The checked rose stitch is also a reversible pattern, with the inverse color coming through on the wrong side. Like all brioche stitches, this pattern has a fluffy, thick fabric, that’s incredibly soft and warm.

This knitting pattern is perfect for blankets, scarves, and even hats.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
K1B
Knit 1 Below


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
2+1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

Note: This pattern must be worked back and forth on a circular needle or a pair of double-pointed needles.
  • Prep Row: Color B – Knit all stitches
  • Row 1 (Wrong side): Color A – k1, *knit next st in the row below, k1; rep from *.
  • Row 2: Color A – knit first st in the row below, *k1, knit next st in the row below; rep from *.
  • Row 3: Color B – k1, *knit next st in the row below, k1; rep from *.
  • Row 4: Sl all sts to other end of needle and with Color A, repeat Row 2.
  • Row 5: Color A – k1, *knit next st in the row below, k1; rep from *.
  • Row 6: Sl all sts to other end of needle and with Color B, repeat Row 2.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.

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