Texture Stitch

Stitch Description

The texture stitch uses simple knits and purls to create a fabric that is heavily…textured. By alternating between knit and purl stitches over just two rows this allover pattern has a striking visual impact. This effect is achieved by pairing a row of purl stitches with a row of knit and slip stitches. The slipped stitches create a bumpy texture with a look similar to ribbing on the wrong side. This stitch pattern also has an attractive wrong side, making it ideal for blankets and scarves.

The texture stitch is great for project with big pieces of fabric like sweaters, blankets, and pillows. You can even use it for masculine looking scarves and hats.

NOTE: While the wrong side of this fabric “looks” like ribbing, it does not behave like ribbing and will not stretch much horizontally. The slipped stitches give this fabric a tighter feel than it looks.

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
With Yarn In Front
With Yarn In Back

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 2 sts +1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 2 sts + 1.

  • Row 1: (Right Side): purl.
  • Row 2: k1, *wyif, sl 1 purlwise, wyib, k1; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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