In this blog post, I am sharing the pattern to knit oblique moss stitch.
For myself and other non-native English speakers, oblique means "slanting", "not parallel" or "another term for slash".
This moss knitting stitch, creates a diagonal textured look on a stocking stitch background and uses only knit and purl stitches.
knit oblique moss stitch - an easy knit-purl stitch pattern
CHARACTARISTICS OF THE OBLIQUE MOSS STITCH:
- Your knitting won't curl as much as with just a stocking stitch pattern;
- One way diagonals tend to stretch on the bias;
- Avoid stretchiness by using twisted yarns.
- The sample was knit using Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
- Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
- The Pattern
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knitting techniques used:
size / dimensions (approximate):
1.5" wide (14.5cm) x 4" long or high (approximate 10.5cm)
Don't think because you are a beginner you can not attempt something more advanced. It is just a matter of trying and stick to the basics.
k - knit
p - purl
st - stitch
sts - stitches
knitting pattern instructions to knit oblique moss stitch
Multiples of 5sts.
I knit the sample using 30 sts over 30 rows.
1st Row: *K4, P1*
2nd Row: *P1, K1, P3*
3rd Row: *K2, P1, K2*
4th Row: *P3, K1, P1*
5th Row: *P1, K4*
6th Row: *K1, P4*
7th Row: *K3, P1, K1*
8th Row: *P2, K1, P2*
9th Row: *K1, P1, K3*
10th Row: *P4, K1*
Repeat these ten rows until you have 30 rows (or until it is long enough for your knitting item).
Cast off and weave in ends.
DIFFERENT moss KNITTING STITCH patterns:
Learn to knit:
- Moss stitch zig zag
- Twisted moss stitch
- Double moss stitch
- Moss rib
- Moss stitch
- Chevron Seed (Moss) Stitch
- Simple Seed Stitch
- Moss Lace Diamond stitch
- Moss Stitch Panes
to wrap it up:
The Oblique moss stitch is an easy stitch to knit and is suitable to use in a beginner knitting project. You will notice from the pattern if you're making a mistake.
The pattern will later become second nature and you will be rewarded with a beatiful pattern.
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