Textured Knitting Stitch Patterns


Textured knitting stitch patterns can be very effective and generally involve only basic knitting techniques (i.e., knit and purl stitches), which makes them ideal for use by knitting beginners.






The appeal of these stitch patterns is that they add texture to your knitted fabric and can be used as an all-over pattern or as panels between other stitch patterns, to add interest to your knitted items. 

Textured Knitting Stitch Pattern Instructions

Moss Stitch

Moss Stitch is knitted over an odd number of stitches and two rows.

1st row: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: As for 1st row.

Repeat these two rows.


If you wish to knit moss stitch over an even number of stitches, you need to adjust the knitting instructions slightly.

1st row: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Repeat these two rows.

Embossed Check Stitch

The Embossed Check Stitch is knitted over a multiple of two stitches plus 1, and eight rows.

1st row (right side): *KB1; rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K1, *PB1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: P1, *KB1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: As 1st row.
6th row: PB1, *k1, PB1; rep from * to end of row.
7th row: KB1, *p1, KB1; rep from * to end of row.
8th row: As 6th row.

Repeat these eight rows.


Garter Stitch Check

This particular example of a Garter Stitch Check is knitted over 10 stitches and 12 rows, but with a bit of experience you can experiment with varying the height and width of your checks.

1st and all alt right side rows: K to end of row.
2nd row: *K5, p5; rep to end of row.
Repeat these 2 rows twice.

7th and all alt right side rows: K to end of row.
8th row: *P5, k5; rep to end of row.
Repeat these 2 rows twice (twelve rows in total).

Repeat these twelve rows.



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