Knit Moss Stitch Diamonds, a knit-purl knitting stitch

The knit moss stitch diamonds are diamond moss stitch outlines with garter and stocking stitch panes filling the inner parts.

It's an easy knit-purl stitch with a  lovely texture.  The moss stitch diamond pattern is reversible, which makes it suitable for blankets and scarves.

What exactly are knit and purl patterns?

It means that there are no funny abbreviations for unusual techniques but purely combinations of the two basic knitting stitches.

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knitting stitches - how to knit moss stitch diamonds


k       - knit

p       - purl

rep    - repeat

rs      - right side

st      - stitch

sts    - stitches

ws    - wrong side


  • Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
  • Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn

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Cast on an even number of stitches in multiples of 14. My swatch was knit over 28 stitches.

First row (RS) - *P5, (k1,p1) twice, k5 - repeat from * to end

Second and all WS rows - knit the knit stitches and purl the purls (see note below

Third row       - *p4, (k1,p1) 3 times, k4 - repeat from * to end

Fifth row        - *p3, (k1,p1) 4 times, k3 - repeat from * to end

Seventh row   - *p2, (k1,p1) 5 times, k2 - repeat from * to end

Ninth row       - *(p1,k1) twice, p1, k2, p2, (k1,p1) twice, k1 - repeat from * to end

Eleventh row - *(k1, p1) twice, k3, p3, (k1,p1) twice - repeat from * to end

Thirteenth row- *p1, k1, p1, k4, p4, k1, p1, k1 - repeat from * to end

Fifteenth row   - *k1, p1, k5, p5 k1, p1 - repeat from * to end

Seventeenth row   - *p1, k1, p5, k5, p, k11 - repeat from * to end

Nineteenth row     - *k1, p1, k1, p4, k4, p1, k1, p1 - repeat from * to end

Twenty first row   - *(p1,k1) twice, p3, k3, (p1, k1) twice - repeat from * to end

23rd row   - *(k1,p1) twice, k1, p2, k2, (p1, k1) twice, p1 - repeat from * to end

25 th row  - *k2, (p1,k1) 5 times, p2 - repeat from * to end

27 th row  - *k3, (p1,k1) 4 times, p3 - repeat from * to end

29 th row  - *k4, (p1,k1) 3 times, p4 - repeat from * to end

31 st row  - *k5, (p1,k1) twice, p5 - repeat from * to end

32 nd row  - As row 2.

Repeat these 32 rows until your work is the desired leng


**Second row and all WS rows - knit the knit stitches and purl the purls (where you need a stockinette-type stitch), so what it really means is that:

  • Stockinette stitch - knit the RS and purl the WS;
  • If you face the first row on the WS - your first 5 sts have bumps (purl)  and the next 5 are knit sts, and that is exactly what it means to knit the knit and purl the purl sts.

where to use the moss stitch diamonds

  • Scarves
  • Throws
  • Jackets
  • Jerseys

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