The Roman stitch provides a striking and simple textured fabric. Made using only knits and purls, this is a great pattern for a novice knitter working to stretch their skills. It knits up quickly and the pattern is easy to remember, so you don’t have to worry about messing it up. Forming a subtle stripe on a stockinette background, the Roman stitch is a versatile pattern that can be incorporated in many different types of projects.
Try it in the body of a hat, on its own in a scarf or cowl, or let it shine in a wide project like a blanket or throw.
Cast On: an even number of stitches.
- Row 1 (rs): Knit.
- Row 2: Purl.
- Row 3: Knit.
- Row 4: Purl.
- Row 5: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
- Row 6: P1, k1; rep from * across.
Repeat rows 1 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.