The Knotted Boxes Stitch

Knotted Boxes Knitting Stitch Pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

The knotted boxes is a heavily textured knitting fabric. It creates the illusion of smooth vertical stripes woven with bumpy horizontal rows. To some it may look like small offset knots, making a pattern of checkered boxes. Either way, this all-over pattern works great on large pieces of fabric, where it can really shine.

Use this on blankets, pillows, scarves, or washcloths

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 6 + 5

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • Row 1:

(RS): K1, p3, *k3, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.

  • Row 2:P1, k3, *p3, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Row 3:K1, yo, k3tog, yo, *k3, yo, k3tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 4:Purl.
  • Row 5:K4, p3, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
  • Row 6:P4, k3, *p3, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
  • Row 7:K4, yo, k3tog, yo, *k3, yo, k3tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
  • Row 8:Purl.
  • Repeat these 8 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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    4 thoughts on “The Knotted Boxes Stitch

    1. Jeanette says:

      The video says the pattern is worked over multiples of 6 + 5. However, the written instructions say that is worked over 11 sts on a background of St st. Nowhere in the video instructions does it say that it is worked with a background of st. st.

      • Johnny Vasquez says:

        It’s 6 + 5. The post was a typo. I’ve corrected it now. Thanks for catching that.

    2. Jeanette says:

      Should this stitch be worked with a background of stocking stitch, or is it an overall stitch like basket stitch? The video seems to indicate that it is an overall stitch, yet the written instructions say it has a background of st st.

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