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How to Knit a Box Stitch

By: Heidi Gustad for allfreeknitting.com

How to Knit a Box Stitch
How to Knit a Box Stitch
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This is another great knitting basic technique that you can easily master and start making patterns with. This How to Knit a Box Stitch video tutorial will show you just how easy this knitting stitch is to master, and you'll have a visual guide with you the whole way. 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! 

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How to Knit the Box Stitch

Box Stitch Knitting Instructions

  1. Start with any multiple of four stitches plus two.

  2. Knit two stitches, then do pearl two, knit two, all the way across. 

  3. Turn your work to the other side and do the exact opposite. Pearl two, then knit two, then pearl two, and repeat to the end of your row. 

  4. Turn your work. Pearl two stitches, knit two stitches, pearl two stitches, and repeat all the way across your row.

  5. Turn your work. Knit two, pearl two, knit two, and repeat all the way across. 

  6. Repeat steps 1-5 through the rest of your pattern.

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