Knitting Stitch Patterns – The free Library

A library of popular knitting stitch patterns and how to knit them. Click on the links to access the step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. If you still need to brush up your knitting skills, then I recommend you to work through my free knitting school as well.

a garter stitch pattern in green cotton yarn

Garter Stitch

The most basic knitting stitch perfect for beginners. Fluffy and stretchy, perfect for scarfs.

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Close up of a stockinette stitch knitting pattern

Stockinette Stitch

A timeless classic for sweaters. The perfect pattern to show off luxurious yarns.

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a 1x1 rib stitch knitting pattern swatch

1×1 Rib

The mother of all cuffs and hems: Stretchy, easy to knit for beginners and very versatile.

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A close-up of a swatch knitted in the Irish moss knitting pattern

Moss stitch

A popular and easy 4 row repeat pattern with a lot of texture. Perfect for sweaters and dishcloths

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The double moss stitch knitting pattern in green cotton. It's an easy 4 row repeat

Double Moss Stitch

Stretchier, but just as charming as the Irish Moss Stitch – perfect for scarfs, hats and washcloths.

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Rib Stitch Variations

An overview of the most common rib stitch variations. 2×2, ziz-zag, twisted rib, etc

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A brioche stitch knitting sample pattern

Brioche Stitch

Incredibly fluffy and perfect for scarfs. An easy 1 row repeat but a bit of yarn eater.

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Zig Zag Stitch

Another variation of the rib stitch. Sadly not reversible but a lot of texture and a fun knit

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the star stitch knitting pattern

Star Stitch

An intricate non-stretchy pattern that needs a bit of practice, but looks almost a bit like crochet.

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three swatches with three different cable stitches

Cable Stitch

The twisted sister of the rib stitch: Knit complicated looking patterns with a cable needle

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A swatch with a horseshoe cable stitch pattern also known as double cable stitch

Horseshoe Cable Stitch

A fun variation of the classic cable stitch: Horsehoe cables look wonderful on the front of a sweater or a headband.

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The honeycomb cable stitch pattern

Honeycomb Cable Stitch

A cable stitch variation very popular on Aran Sweaters. A lot of structures and a lot of cable fun.

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