Jen Lucas

How to Work Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Jen Lucas
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Duration:   3  mins

Reverse stockinette stitch is a knitted fabric that’s created by working purl stitches on the right side of the fabric and knit stitches on the wrong side. In this video, Jen Lucas teaches you how to knit reverse stockinette stitch when working flat in rows.

To create this simple stitch pattern when working in rows:

– Purl all stitches on the right side of the work
– Knit all stitches on the wrong side of the work

Like traditional stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch also tends to curl naturally. Designers will take this into account when designing patterns that feature reverse stockinette by using an edge for seaming or by using another stitch pattern along the edges, such as garter stitch or seed stitch.

Reverse stockinette stitch is versatile and perfect for every type of knitting project, especially those that use variegated yarn.