How to Knit the Checkerboard Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the checkerboard stitch. This stitch creates a checkerboard design. The checkerboard stitch would be great for scarves, hats, and blankets!

Video Tutorial

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 8+ 4 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On:Multiple of 8+ 4 sts.

Cast On:

  • Row 1: K4, *p4, k4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: K4, *p4, k4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 5: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 6: K4, *p4, k4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 7: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 8: K4, *p4, k4; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Checkerboard Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Checkerboard Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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