How to Knit the Double Moss Stitch
Also known as the Moss Stitch in the US
k = knit p = purl sl = slip sts = stitches rep = repeat
Terms & Abbreviations explained at the end of the pattern.
Double Moss Stitch: Multiple of 2 +1
Single Color – Both sides of work look the same.
Pattern is four rows, repeated until desired length is reached.
Row 1: sl1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: sl1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: as row 2.
Row 4: as row 1.
Repeat these 4 rows until desired length is reached.
When slipping the first stitch, slip the stitch as if you are going to knit it, with the yarn in back.
If you would like to knit with 2 colors:
Knit 2 rows with color A, then knit 2 rows with color B, repeat this throughout the pattern.
2 Colors – Both sides of work look the same.
Double Moss Stitch Knit in the Round: Multiple of 2
Knit seamless using double pointed needles or a circular needle.
Pattern is four rounds, repeated until desired length is reached.
Round 1: *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Round 2: rep round 1.
Round 3: *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Round 4: rep round 3.
Repeat these 4 rounds until desired length is reached.
I really love the texture of this stitch, especially when knit with two colors.
Terms & Abbreviations:
Asterisks: are used in this pattern to indicate repetition of a sequence of stitches. For example when you see *k1, p2; rep from * to end. This means knit 1 stitch, purl 2 stitches until you reach the end of the row.
Multiples: some patterns require a certain number of stitches to form a complete pattern, the number of stitches cast on the needle must be divisible by this number. In the beginning of the pattern when stated multiples of 5, this means to cast on a number that 5 can go into, such as 10, 15 or 20, you get to choose the number depending on what it is you are making. If a pattern asks for a multiple of 3 + 1 this means you cast on a number that 3 can go into, then add 1 additional stitch, for example of you want to use 9 as your multiple of 3 you would cast on 9 stitches then add 1 stitch for a total of 10 stitches to start the pattern.
k = knit & p = purl: abbreviations that describe the detailed working of the pattern. For example; k1, p4, k2 written in a pattern means you knit 1 stitch, then purl 4 stitches, then knit 2 stitch.
sl = slip: this abbreviation means you transfer the stitch from the left hand needle on to the right hand needle without knitting it, then you follow the directions for the next stitch. For example; sl1, k1 written in a pattern means you slip the first stitch from the left hand needle on to the right hand needle without knitting it, then knit the next stitch.
sts = stitches
rep = repeat
The yarn used is Knit Picks Comfy Worsted Yarn and I used a US Size 7 needles with this yarn.
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