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How to Knit the Rose Stitch

The rose stitch is a great textured alternative to moss or seed stitch!

How to Knit the Rose Stitch
How to Knit the Rose Stitch

The knitted rose stitch is a simple stitch for beginners to learn, and it's good practice for learning the k1b stitch (knit one below). This technique might feel a little strange at first, especially when it comes to dropping the stitch off of your non-dominant hand needle, but never fear -- your stitch isn't going to slip off.

With the staggered bumps of the purl stitches and the stretchy k1bs that almost look like eyelets, this stitch is one-of-a-kind when it comes to texture. It could even be a fun and creative alternative to stitches like seed stitch or moss stitch! Give it a try and let us know what you make with this stitch.


Materials List

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  • Knitting needles


CO a multiple of 2 sts + 1

Row 1 (WS): K2, (p1, k1) repeat ( ) until you have 1 st remaining, k1

Row 2 (RS): K1, (k1b, k1), repeat ( ) to end of row

Row 3: K1, (p1, k1), repeat ( ) to end of row

Row 4: K2, (k1b, k1), repeat ( ) until you have 1 st remaining, k1

Repeat these rows until your pattern has reached the desired length!

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