The seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the knit: the little bumps on the purl stitch look like scattered seeds.
Two very interesting aspects for which this point is widely used, is that it is flat and has the same appearance on both sides. It is often used in sweater cuffs and for scarves or pieces that are visible from both sides like the Irish moss stitch.
Read on to learn how to seed stitch knit!
Seed stitch knit
A seed stitch is made up of single knits and purls that alternate both horizontally and vertically and is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the right and purl sides, are identical.
To make this stitch you only need a lot of practice and concentration, knitting needles and a ball of yarn.
How to knit a seed stitch? (easy way)
Attention: We will use “K” to mark knit stitches and “P” for purl stitches.
Follow the pattern and you will be seed stitch knitting the easy way.
- The knitting pattern is simple. To start cast on an odd number of stitches, knit 1 (K), purl 1 (P), and repeat until the end stitch. Finish with knit 1 (K).
This knitting pattern (*K1, P1, *K1 ) is repeated on every row until the piece is the desired length.
- If you need to knit in the round, you should cast on an even number of stitches.
In the first round: knit 1 (K) purl 1 (P) and repeat until the end of the round.
In the second round: purl 1 (P) knit 1 (k) and repeat until the end of the round.
Repeat the two rounds to form the pattern until your project is done.
Here you can watch how to knit a seed stitch:
Projects to use the seed stitch
Seed stitch is so versatile that it can be used on almost any project. Some projects you can seed stitch knit on:
This wool knitting adapts to different sizes, so it will be useful for the baby during his first months of life. A knitted hat for your baby is an ideal project. You can also adapt the size and make adult hats!
Perfect for winter. The wool will keep your hands warm. For this project try simple columns of twist stitches.
Protect your neck from the cold winter with a wool scarf. Follow the seed stitch pattern until you reach the desired length.
A simple project like this allows you to practice your stitch while making a useful item.
Sweater cuffs or edges:
being a flat knit, this wool fabric is ideal for finishing the sleeves or the edge of a sweater, cardigan or jacket.
Now that you know how to knit a seed stitch, with this step-by-step practice seed stitch knit so that your fabrics are easier and faster.
Thanks to the seed stitch you can create a wide variety of projects for yourself or give them as gifts, I’m sure they will be beautiful!
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