Knot Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the knot stitch. This stitch creates tightly knit diagonal rows of knots making for sophisticated texture. The knot stitch would be great for sweaters, hats, purses and scarves.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

    • Row 1: (right side) knit
    • Row 2: k1, *p2tog without slipping sts off needle, then k tog the same sts; rep from *to end.
    • Row 3: knit
    • Row 4: *p2tog without slipping sts off needle, then k tog the same 2sts; rep from * to last st, k1.

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

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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7 thoughts on “Knot Stitch

  1. says:

    Hi Johnny: The Knot Stitch would be a nice replacement for the Moss Stitch. Haven’t decided on my next project yet but for sure will give the Knot Stitch a try. Thanks for the directions.

  2. Diane says:

    It would be helpful to me if suggestions of where different stitches work well would be included in the instructions for the making of a stitich.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      We usually make some suggestions for what you can make with the stitch in the written description.

  3. Ellen says:

    Hi johnny,
    Although you give suggestions for projects, I would like to also know the” texture” of a knitted piece, ie, drapey, heavy…. I know itdepends on the yarn but it would give a bit of an idea.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      It depends on more than just the yarn. It is also effected by your tension, the size of your needles, and the stitch pattern. A cable pattern knit by a tight knitter with smaller needles than suggested by the ball band in a single ply handspun will have much different characteristics than the same stitch knit with big needles by a loose knitter in a 4 ply fingering silk alpaca blend.

      We will eventually include some more identifying characteristics like these. Most likely when we launch NSAD+.

  4. Claire says:

    If you make a scarf using this stitch, do you typically need to add some ribbing on the sides, or is this a stitch that lies pretty flat on its own?

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