Jen Lucas

How to Work Stockinette Stitch

Jen Lucas
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Duration:   4  mins

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

To create this simple stitch pattern when working in rows:

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

Stockinette stitch tends to curl naturally, which many designers take into account when designing patterns. Sometimes these edges are used for seaming. Other times, a slipped stitch or border such as garter stitch or seed stitch may be used to prevent the fabric from curling.

No matter how stockinette stitch is used in a knitting pattern, it creates a beautiful, versatile fabric, perfect for every type of knitting project.