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How to Knit Box Stitch

Updated August 28, 2018

The box stitch is a great beginner stitch because it uses only knits and purls. For knitters who want to take their projects beyond garter stitch, stockinette, and rib stitches, the box stitch is a great one to try. This pattern repeats only four rows, so it's easy to pick up, and after a few rows, you won't even need to look at the patterns.

Plus, this is a really great knitting pattern to use when creating baby blankets because it gives a very soft and smooth looking, yet unique texture. The best part is that this box stitch is so symmetrical that there is no wrong side to your work making it easier to work into a pattern! You could even just use this swatch as a dishcloth or a potholder.

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Instructions

CO a multiple of 4 plus 2

Row 1: (RS) K2, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end of row

Row 2: (WS) P2, *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of row

Row 3: Repeat row 2

Row 4: Repeat row 1

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