Are you ready to try something new today? Knit seed stitch trellis, that will give texture and form to your new knitting project.
Let me reassure you, this knitting stitch uses knits and purls only. No funny other knitting techniques you have not heard before or have to Google to know how to do it!
Seed stitch trellis is easy enough for a beginner knitter, though you will have to repeat the pattern a couple of times to get the hang of it.
knitting stitches - the seed stitch trellis aka moss stitch trellis
Let's just clear something up here - what is the difference between seed stitch and moss stitch?
Well I googled it and this is the result:
"If you use a British pattern, the seed stitch and the moss stitch is the same stitch. Conversely, if you are using an American pattern, it is NOT the same stitch. The Seed Stitch is knitted over an even number of stitches."
and you won't believe it:
How to seed stitch by DUMMIES.COM
"Seed stitch consists of single knits and purls that alternate horizontally and vertically. Seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the knitted fabric — the little purl bumps look like scattered seeds. ... Like garter stitch, seed stitch lies flat, making it a good edging for a sweater border and cuffs."
My Conclusion: don't get caught up in jargon - seed and moss stitch may be knitted with even or uneven stitches, but the fabric it produces, is one and the same texture.
how TO KNIT seed stitch trellis
k - Knit
p - Purl
rep - repeat
st - Stitch
sts - Stitches
free knitting pattern - seed stitch trellis
MULTIPLES OF 10 STITCHES +1
Cast on an even number of stitches in multiples of 10+1. My swatch was knit over 31 sts.
1st row - *K1, p1, k7, p1 - repeat from * to last st, k1.
2nd row - K1, *p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1 - repeat from * to end.
3rd row - *K1, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1- repeat from * to last st, k1.
4th row - P1, *(p1, k1) 4 times, p2- repeat from * to end.
5th row - *K3, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2 - repeat from * to last st, k1.
6th row - P1, *p3, k1, p1, k1, p4 - repeat from * to end.
7th row - as row 5.
8th row - as row 4.
9th row - as row 3.
10th row - as row 2.
Repeat these ten rows until your work is the desired length.
more about the (moss) knit seed stitch trellis
The trellis is outlined with moss (seed) stitch, with stockinette stitch in the middle, or inside of the trellis.
Each 10 sts knit over the 10 row pattern, create a new trellis.
Over 30 + 1 stitches, the first 10 rows creates 2 trellisis (in the middle of the work) and 2 halves (on the edges), whilst the next 30+ 1 stitches, form 3 trellisis.
where to use the seed stitch trellis
OTHER seed (moss) stitch patterns
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