The Moss Stitch

Moss Stitch Knitting Pattern (Right Side)

About this Stitch Pattern

The Moss Stitch pattern is similar to the seed stitch in that it alternates between k1 and p1 on different rows. However in this pattern you repeat the row twice before switching, giving your work a different texture that is great for wash cloths, scarves, and hats.

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Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: Repeat Row 1.
  • Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: Repeat Row 3.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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4 thoughts on “The Moss Stitch

  1. newstitchaday says:

    It depends on how fast you’d like to decrease. You’d probably be best off decreasing two at a time, since that will keep you in pattern. So instead of decreasing one stitch every two rows (common) you would decrease two stitches and then work three rows. Does that make sense?

  2. SaraWolfeRozema says:

    @newstitchaday For a baby hat. Cast on 80 stitches in the round. I usually decrease by knitting 8, know 2 together, knit complete row, knit 7, knit 2 together etc. Just not sure how to do it an keep look.

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