The Shingle Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #157

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the shingle stitch. This reversible pattern creates a checkered texture fabric that is perfect for washcloths and afghans.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
ktbl
Knit Through The Back Loop
ptbl
Purl Through The Back Loop

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 10 + 5

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast on in multiples of 10 + 5

  • Row 1: (right side) k5, *k1 tbl, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, k5; rep from *to end.
  • Row 2: k5, *p1 tbl, [k1, p1 tbl] twice, k5; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more (for a total of 6 rows)
  • Row 7: k1 tbl, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, *k5, k1 tbl, [p1, k1 tbl] twice; rep from * to end.
  • Row 8: p1 tbl, [k1, p1 tbl] twice, *k5, p1 tbl, [k1, p1 tbl] twice; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 7 and 8 twice more
  • Repeat these 12 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Shingle Stitch

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