Moss Stitch Diagonal Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the moss stitch diagonal stitch. The moss stitch diagonal stitch creates a beautiful diagonal pattern. The moss stitch diagonal stitch would be great for baby blankets, hats, and socks!

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Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 8 + 3

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On:Multiples of 8 + 3

  • Row 1: (Right Side): K4, *p1, k1, p1, k5; rep from * to last 7sts, p1, k1, p1, k4.
  • Row 2: P3, *[k1, p1] twice, k1, p3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: K2, *p1, k1, p1, k5; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Row 4: P1, k1, *p3, [k1, p1] twice, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Row 5: *P1, k1, p1, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1.
  • Row 6: *[P1, k1] twice, p3, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1.
  • Row 7: P1, *k5, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
  • Row 8: [P1, k1] 3 times, *p3, [k1,p1] twice, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3, k1, p1.

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

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5 thoughts on “Moss Stitch Diagonal Stitch

  1. says:

    I would like to make an Afghan with pattern moss and diagonal sta how many stswould I have to cast on

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      I can’t tell you that. It depends on too many factors like your yarn weight, needle size, tension, size you want it to be.

      Your best bet is to do a gauge swatch, measure your sts per inch, multiply that by the number of inches you want your finished piece to be, then adjust that number so it is divisible by the cast on multiples. Finally add the additional stitches necessary by the cast on (the +X at the end) and any stitches for a border.

      Does that help?

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