Knitting Stitches – How to knit embossed check stitch
In the series of Knitting Stitches, we are going to be learning just how to knit embossed check stitch.
This embossed stitch is a pattern that will add texture (and color) to any item. Because some stitches are knit and purl into the back of the loops it creates a twisted rib effect.
The stitch is fairly stretchy and a perfect substitute for the normal k1p1-ribbing?!
how TO KNIT embossed check stitch
K - knit
KB1 - knit in the back loop of the stitch
PB1 - purl in the back loop of the stitch
rep - repeat
rs - right side
st - stitch
KB1 is the abbreviation for: knit one in the; back loop of the stitch
Insert one needle (right needle) into the back loop of the stitch on the left needle (Knit Stitch).
Wind the yarn over the right hand needle.
Draw the right needle and yarn through the stitch and transfer the loop onto the right needle.
PB1 - Will be the same as above, just by purling the stitch in the back loop of the stitch (yarn will be in the front when you purl).
how to knit embossed check stitch - the pattern
MULTIPLES OF 2 + 1
The pattern is knit over 8 rows.
Cast on multiples of 2 stitches + 1 - my sample shown is worked over 31 stitches.
1st Row (RS): *KB1 to end;
2nd Row: K1 *PB1, K1; rep from * to end;
3rd Row: P1 *KB1, P1; rep from * to end;
4th Row: As 2nd row;
5th Row: As 1st row;
6th Row: PB1, *K1, PB1; rep from * to end;
7th Row: KB1, *P1, KB1; rep from * to end;
8th Row: As 6th row;
Repeat the pattern (these 8 rows) until your work is the desired length.
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