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Knitting Stitch Patterns in Stockinette Stitch: 17 Freebies

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor for AllFreeKnitting

There's a reason knitting is so addictive — even beginners can make professional looking fabrics just by knowing a few basic steps.  After mastering how to knit and how to purl, simply alternate these stitches to create a wide variety of fabrics that are both smooth and rich with texture.  While we've already compiled round ups of our favorite seed stitch knitting patterns and garter stitch patterns, today we're focusing on an equally enticing stitch: the stockinette stitch.  With this group of 17 knitting stitch patterns in stockinette stitch, you'll discover patterns for all sorts of simple projects that will stock up your wardrobe and your home.
 

If the stockinette stitch sounds intimidating to you, don't be fooled.  For straight knitting (that's knitting with straight needles and turning your work after each row) you simply knit one row then purl the next one.  Keep this up and before you know it, a smooth piece of fabric covered with rows of v shapes will appear.  And don't think completing this stitch is any more complicated if you're knitting in the round.  If you're using circular needles, all you have to do is keep making the knit stitch.  Couldn't be easier, right?   Now that we've removed any fear and doubt, let's dive into this this great collection.  When you knit yourself a pair of brightly colored socks or make a new knit bag for all the Farmer's markets in the summer time, you'll unveil a variety of patterns that are both pretty and practical.

 

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Knitting Stitch Patterns in Stockinette Stitch: 17 Freebies

Summer Socks - A playful pop of neon on the toe, heel and rim, make this sock a must-have garment for summer time.  Get creative and use bold colors of yarn to discover thrilling new combinations. 
 

Thumbs Up Gloves - These street-chic fingerless gloves are perfect for your social media crazy friend.  Keep hands and knuckles cozy and warm while texting to your heart's content.
 

Sunshine Day Baby Throw - Brighten up the nursery with this easy throw that mimics the colors of a sunset.
 

Bubblegum Cowl - Bands of stockinette stitch and the seed stitch unite in this knit cowl pattern that's great for the young and the old.
 

Sideways Shawl - Show off your love of stripes with this easy shawl that features playful yarn tassels.  You'll love wearing this classy accessory to every casual occasion.
 

Super Light Spring Sweater - Whenever there's a nip in the air, this lightweight sweater is just what you need.  Loose fitting and easy to knit, this timeless piece will become a staple in your spring wardrobe.
 

Light Sweater In a Pinch Scarf Bubblegum Cowl

In a Pinch Scarf - This playful pattern incorporates a fun, pinched design with an attractive garter stitch border. 
 

Dummy Clap Shawl - Glamor, elegance, and bold color combine in this basic lace pattern that's ideal for even the fanciest of affairs.  Pair this classy shawl with your favorite, little back dress for a winning ensemble.
 

Farmer's Market Bag - This simple design is ideal for everyday use, whether that means a trip to the store or to your local Farmer's market.
 

Calorie Free Chocolate Bunny - Great for Easter celebrations, this stuffed toy is the perfect companion to a wicker basket full of jelly beans and chocolate.
 

Easy Bahamas Belt - In just a matter of hours, you'll complete a funky accessory that will improve your wardrobe throughout all the seasons.
 

Emily Summer Sweater - The perfect short-sleeved cardigan, this summer jacket is just what you need for late summer nights spent walking on the beach.
 

Girl's Stockinette Argyle Dress - Bring out your inner girly girl with this lightweight dress that's perfect for summer weather.
 

Lovely Lady Shawl - Dress yourself in dashing attire with this dramatic shawl that's fit for a queen.
 

Emily Summer Sweater Lovely Lady Shawl Nutmeg Sweater

Nutmeg Raglan Sweater - The beauty of this sweater pattern is found in its simplicity.  The flattering fit and cozy feel of this garment will make you want one in every color.


I'm Worth It Ruffled Tote - Make your own bag that features simple construction and a fun, frilly design.
 

Simple Stockinette Stitch Skirt - Your little niece will love twirling around in this pretty, pink skirt that's a piece of cake to make!
 

Allegras Scarf - This timeless pattern features wide, twisting cables that are sure to draw in plenty of compliments.
 

Michigan Baby Afghan - This easy afghan pattern offers a blank canvas for personalization, making this project an ideal baby shower present.

 

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Tiny Truck Baby Sweater - Your baby will look adorable in this delightful color work sweater.  You can easily convert it to a cardigan if you'd like a different look.

 

Simple Stockinette Shrug - Get almost instant gratification with this quick shrug pattern.  A thick yarn paired with a simple pattern makes this one fast project.

 

Sweet Peach Tasseled Hat - Make a sweet hat for your little one with this cute pattern.  Beginners will be able to master this basic pattern with ease.

 

Blank Canvas Baby Hat - You'll get a lot out of this basic baby hat pattern.  Knit it as is for a classic look, or add your own modifications to make your own special project.

 

Super Stockinette Dishcloth - Get cleaning with this easy pattern.  Beginners can get some valuable practice with this basic dishcloth pattern, and you can use the finished product around the house.

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