stitch pattern – double moss stitch

Double moss stitch

Double moss stitch, like moss stitch and seed stitch, is a classic textured knitting stitch. It’s a very simple stitch pattern, using only knits and purls. This stitch pattern is worked on both right side and wrong side rows, and is a multiple of 4 stitches. Because the patterning alternates knits and purls, it creates a fabric that does not curl. This makes it a very lovely alternative for garter stitch or rib stitch to create non-rolling edges for your project. Also, because it’s virtually the same on both sides of the fabric, it’s a very good choice for those cases where both sides can be visible.

Materials used

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, a good value, good quality 100% acrylic yarn, here in the color 155 Vintage Pink.

Knitting needles: This is a pair of straights that I picked up at the second-hand store when I started knitting, brand unknown.

Stitches used

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • RS / WS – right side / wrong side

Double moss stitch instructions

Work the following 4 rows for the pattern:

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Row 2 (WS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Row 3: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.

Row 4: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.

As you can see, rows 1 and 2 and the same, as are rows 3 and 4. This is a very simple stitch pattern that can really help you learn how to read your knitting. Try it!

A picture of double moss stitch
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