I'm so excited to dive into the Grid Stitch this week as part of my 'summer of stitches' series. This stitch is a very chunky, dense two-sided textured stitch made up of knits and purls. It has a simple 4 row, 2 stitch repeat and once you pick it up it's a great mindless on-the-go stitch to use in your knitting.
If you're new around here, welcome! You might wanna take a peak at last week's blog to get all caught up on the stitch KAL I've taken on this summer, where every week we explore a new knitting stitch.
We started off last week with a lacy, slipped stitched pattern. This week I thought it would be fun to go in a completely new direction. We are working with the Grid Stitch. This stitch is chunky, textured stitch would make an amazing chunky scarf, blanket or anything where both side A and B of your work is visible. The texture resembles a waffle pattern and inspires instant coziness for any design you use it in.
Here's the simple written repeat for the grid stitch stitch:
For symmetry, cast-on multiples of 2 sts + 1st + 1 Edge st on either side. For the purposes of my swatch, I cast-on 15 stitches.
- Row 1 (RS): K1 (edge), *K1, P1*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1 (edge)
- Row 2 (WS): K1 (edge), work each stitch in the manner it presents [meaning if the stitch is a purl, purl it and if it's a knit, knit it] until last stitch, K1 (edge)
- Row 3 & 4: Knit all Stitches
I can't wait to see how this cozy stitch works up in all of your projects! As always, please tag #lrdstitches so that I can see what you're working on and so you can win some fun maker prizes. Happy Knitting!